Searching for hidden treasures and tasty sweets is the biggest part of Easter for young children. Only Christmas morning comes with more anticipation that the morning of Easter; knowing that there will be a fun treasure hunt ending with a basket full of goodies will get any child excited. Setting up a great Easter egg hunt is easy, whether you want to hold it indoors or out.
An Indoor Hunt
If you live in a place where cold temperatures and snowy ground make an outdoor hunt impossible, hide your Easter eggs around the house. Be careful if you have pets—chocolate is unhealthy for dogs and cats. Hide sweet treats out of your pets’ reach or keep your pets out of the room where the treats are hidden.
Be creative with your hiding places—put Easter treats in surprise places such as the pocket of your child’s robe. Sneak into their room and place surprises on their pillow so they wake up and start the fun right away! Wrapped treats can be hidden in planters or inside shoes and slippers. The thrill of the hunt is the important part—don’t make it too easy!
If you live in a place where the weather allows for an outdoor Easter egg hunt, you have plenty of choices as to where you can hide your eggs. Bear in mind, though, that local animals may run off with your treats if you hide them too far ahead of time. Plastic eggs in bright colors that snap together to protect treats are a great way to keep them safe and hidden in your yard.
For extra fun, plan a multi-family Easter egg hunt in a local park. You will have more space in which to create an exciting hunt! Set up a picnic lunch to enjoy together after all of the eggs have been found.
Chocolate and treats aren’t the only fun Easter egg hunt ideas. Try hiding small toys inside the plastic eggs, like stickers and temporary tattoos. Kids will love discovering a new surprise in each egg. Plan your hunt at mid-morning if you are going outside, giving the day some time to warm up a bit. This will also place you right about lunch time when the hunt is over—and everyone will be ready for a delicious Easter meal.