We find that Easter-Egg games around the house and garden are a great annual event, sometimes repeated many times in one day by popular demand! Aside from chocolate being a big motivator, it provides lots of fun and laughter for everyone concerned. We thought we’d share a few tips:
Game 1: Find the basket! A quick game to find the basket/box in the house ready for the rest of the games. Use a verbal clue that you give to the players such as “it’s where we put clean wet clothes” (behind the door of the the clothes dryer)
Game 2: Garden Egg hunt – no clues Hide the eggs around the garden while the children can’t see (keep them occupied on something else). Make sure you vary the height and difficulty of the hiding place. Put them close to the house as well as further away. Adults and older children can help the younger ones find the eggs “getting warmer, getting colder!”. To make it more fair when many children of different ages play together, it can be a good idea for everyone to place the eggs they’ve collected in a larger prize pot (maybe a large salad bowl) after the game, then they are shared out equally to prevent tears
Game 3: Treasure trail with hidden clues – ideal where the prize is one large egg per player.
Write some clues on egg-shaped cards and make one card lead to the next, maybe with a couple of mini eggs to be discovered along with each clue! Eventually the clues lead to a big haul of egg-treasure! Make your clues suitable for the age groups in the hunt – or even draw little picture clues instead of words!
Examples of clues for the garden:
Examples of clues for inside the house:
If you found these ideas helpful or have any more ideas of your own please comment below and let us know how your Easter Egg hunting went.