5 great Easter egg hunt ideas

5 great Easter egg hunt ideas

Easter egg hunts have become a family tradition since my eldest was born and one she remembers well. This will be her her fourth Easter and her fourth Easter egg hunt.

The first two years were organised by my mother-in-law for F and her older cousin. Last year we were with my parents and I wanted to continue the Easter egg hunt tradition so I set one up for her. She was almost 3 so it was probably the one she has enjoyed the most. I kept it simple with Easter eggs (chocolate eggs in a variety of sizes and colours and plastic eggs) hidden in my parent’s garden and a few decorative Easter printables. We gave her a basket and she enjoyed hunting them all out and filling her basket.

Easter egg hunt ideas

Easter egg huntWe’ve been fortunate with the weather each year and have always managed to have the Easter egg hunt outside. Read on for some further suggestions for older children.Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt

If you’d like to add some printables like the ones in my photos, these ones are from In the playroom.

Easter egg hunt

5 more ideas for Easter egg hunts:

  1. I love the idea of a Find Your Name Easter Egg Hunt from adventures and play. I think we will be doing something similar with F as she is the perfect age for this.
  2. If you want a chocolate free Easter egg hunt, how about a puzzle Easter egg hunt?
  3. If you want your Easter egg hunt to last longer consider adding a checklist like this one.
  4. I love the idea of this fun energy burning Easter egg hunt from Eats amazing.
  5. If the weather is bad and you need to have an indoor egg hunt, these free printable clues might help make it more interesting (or you could come up with your own).

Do you set up Easter egg hunts? I’d love to hear about your family’s Easter egg hunts.

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5 great Easter egg hunt ideas

If you are looking for more Easter activities for under 5’s, what about my Easter play dough or Easter sensory bag for babies.

For lots more Easter activities for children follow my Pinterest board



  1. March 30, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I love this! We’ve always had to do them in the house as the weather has been so bad but I like the idea of the find your name one too. We are actually at a wedding easter saturday so the boys will be with my auntie easter morning and I think she has plans for a much better egg hunt than we’ve ever managed!

    • Claire
      March 30, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Sounds like a lovely Easter weekend (we’ve not made plans yet). I hope your boys enjoy the Easter egg hunt.

  2. March 15, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Some great ideas here! My mum did some lovely easter egg hunts for me as a child and I’m really excited about doing them when my son is old enough. #bloggerpinparty

  3. March 15, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Lovely ideas- I like the idea of a name hunt, too! We are going to a local nature centre for an egg hunt where the kids are given a map with the eggs marked on there and they have to find the baskets and collect one egg from each one. #bloggerpinparty

  4. March 15, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    These are so great! My one year old doesn’t quite get it yet, but I’m sure next year she’ll be up for the hunt!

  5. March 28, 2018 / 9:03 am

    My eldest loves a good Easter egg hunt. I discovered her hiding out in a tunnel after one yesterday. My youngest was more interested in giving them out to others. #bloggerpinparty

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