How to Add Excitement to Your Easter Egg Hunt

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Take It to a Whole New Level This Year!

Every year, Easter pretty much has the same old traditions. People usually boil some eggs, dye them, and then hide them for the Easter Egg Hunt. The youngest children in the family usually enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, but it is tough getting everyone excited about it.

None of the adults really want to bother hiding the eggs. People are not getting carried away volunteering to look for the eggs with the kids. Some people are probably still finding eggs outside that were hidden last year for the Easter Egg Hunt. Perhaps it is time to take the Easter Egg Hunt to a whole new level this year. Let's determine some ways one can add a little excitement to the Easter Egg Hunt this year.

Camouflage Eggs

Want to make the Easter Egg Hunt a whole new adventure this year? Oh yes! I have just the answer for you! Camouflage eggs! If you are hiding those eggs outdoors, make sure to paint the Easter Eggs to look like camouflage. No one will find the eggs this time around. If you decide to use a points system for the Easter Egg Hunt, deduct points for anyone that steps on an egg. After all, it is going to be hard to find green camouflage eggs in the grass.

You've just stepped up the hunt this year! (And maybe stepped into a pile of camouflage Easter eggs.)

Tackle Egg Hunting

You've heard of tackle football, right? Well, tackle egg hunting is the same concept. Naturally, you don't want to injure any small children. You will want to exclude younger kids from participating in the Tackle Easter Egg Hunt event. However, this might be the way to make an otherwise boring Easter Egg Hunt become more exciting for teens and adults. After all, Easter always falls on a Sunday anyway. Football belongs on Sunday... so does the Tackle Easter Egg Hunt.

Basically, the concept is simple. If two people see an Easter Egg at the same time, one person tackles the other and rolls around on the ground until the winner grabs the egg. Of course, while the tackling and potential fight breaks out, don't be surprised if someone else doesn't steal the egg. There are no rules against this in Tackle Easter Egg Hunting! Good luck with that!

Add Some Money to Those Eggs!

The best way to amp up your Easter Egg Hunt this year is to "sweeten the deal" a little for those playing. Along with all your dyed eggs, make sure to get about a dozen plastic Easter Eggs. Everyone puts together money and adds them to the plastic eggs. This is when the real fun begins! Some folks might only add change to the eggs. However, if you want to make this an Easter Egg Hunt to remember, add some cash. If possible, make just one egg the big cash egg and then add change or jelly beans to the other plastic eggs. Hide all of the plastic and dyed eggs in the yard and let the fun begin!

You will be surprised to see just how much enthusiasm everyone will feel towards the Easter Egg Hunt this year with money in the eggs. Do you have annoying teens in the family that don't want to participate? Oh, they'll hunt for Easter Eggs this year! How about your uncle with the gambling problem? I'll bet he'll be out there looking for Easter Eggs this year, too. Nothing brings a family closer together than pure greed.

A little piece of advice though - you probably don't want to combine the Money Easter Egg Hunt with the Tackle Easter Egg Hunt. It would be a shame calling the police in to break up that kind of fight.

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Seriously Hide All the Eggs

Would you like to frustrate everyone this year for Easter? When you volunteer to hide the Easter Eggs this year, REALLY hide them. Take all of the cartons of Easter Eggs and simply put them in the trunk of a car, or better yet, bury them. It will take everyone hours to realize what you've done. They may never even figure it out.

Imagine the fun you will have with all the Easter Eggs later on. If the temperature is really cold this Easter, you can stash them in the trunk of the car and eat them all later. It will be awesome! Sure, no one will allow you to ever hide the eggs again, but no one really wants that task anyway. Hooray!

Final Thoughts on the Hunt

There are many ways to make your Easter Egg Hunt more exciting this year. Sure, you can go with some of these ideas, but there are plenty of other fun things to do, too. Just use your imagination! You can dye the eggs weird colors, decorate the eggs with crazy faces, only use Cadbury Eggs (yum!), or even mix it up by using raw eggs instead of boiled eggs. Of course, no one realizes that special surprise until someone drops an egg. Good times, good times. So have fun with your Easter Egg Hunt this year. Make sure to take your hunt to the next level to add a little excitement this time around.

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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

So many people don't do egg hunts anymore and it kind of makes me sad because it's such a wonderful experience for children. We've long since adapted plastic eggs filled with candy because some of the eggs went unfound and we couldn't find them until they were a heap of rot. Still, this is a great activity for kids and a wonderful experience for all; great hub to get you in that Easter mood!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks for your comment. Yes, I know so few families participate in Easter Egg Hunts now. I guess kids would rather play video games now. My family used to hunt for eggs on my grandmother's farm, so we had the added bonus of occasionally finding eggs her chickens had just laid instead of actual Easter eggs. That was always an adventure! :-)


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

What a fun hub! I like the camouflage idea - just make sure to keep paper towels on hand to wipe off little shoes! I cracked up (no pun intended) at your dead chickens photo! Voted up and across - thanks for the big smile on my face!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I am glad you enjoyed the hub. Yes, I remember the year my friend and I ate fried chicken while dying Easter Eggs. It seems kind of wrong, yet it tasted so right. Thanks for the votes and have a great day!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I tend to forget where I hide the eggs. Egg hunts are so much fun. There is no age limit for hunting eggs. Is there?:)


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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

totally going with some money in plastic eggs this year. My kids are finally at the age where they want to buy their own things so maybe I'll even put a $5 bill in one of them! Now I'm more excited for Easter, thanks for the fun ideas! Voted up and SHARED!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Sunshine625 - No, there is no age limit at all with an Easter Egg Hunt. This is especially the case if there is a Cash Egg. I remember one year when there was a $20 egg at the family Easter Egg Hunt. My grandfather was so annoyed he didn't find that egg. Hehehe. Thank you for reading and for the comment!

Amberld - I am glad this gave you some ideas. If your children are not very old, change and candy in plastic eggs is always a winner. For older children, $5 definitely works well. Thanks for the votes and for sharing!


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Jeannie! This was a really fun read and some great ways to spice up the egg hunt. I am publishing a hub about Easter Egg hunts myself in a few days and would like to add a link to your hub at the end if I may? Voted up!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks! I am happy you enjoyed it. My family really did some of this stuff when I was a kid. No wonder I am so nutty! You can certainly link this page to your hub. Thank you so much! Once your hub is published, I can add your link to this hub. Also, thanks for the votes and for sharing!


kelleyward 4 years ago

We do egg hunts every year! I love the KFC bucket in the pic! My boys really like the money hidden in the eggs. Thanks for this great info!


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bwhite062007 4 years ago from East Coast

Great Hub! Very entertaining with some good tips as well. Thanks for the laugh!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very cute suggestions! I used to hide boiled eggs in the house, but one year.. the kids didn't find one. Lets just say from here on out, I use plastic eggs. Very cute!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Kelley - No problem. I am glad you found the hub useful. One year, my friend and I ate fried chicken and dyed Easter Eggs. We were probably a little too brutal to chickens that day!

bwhite062007 - Thanks! I am happy you liked it.

Tammy - Oh, I'll bet that was a terrible smell. I think plastic eggs are the best way to go. We always hid dozens of eggs outside each year at my Grandmother's farm. I am sure we never found them all. It didn't help that she had chickens laying eggs all over the place. Lots of mistakes were made! Thanks for reading and posting a comment!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Jeannie, what a fun hub! yes it's time to spice up the Easter egg hunt and what better way than to camouflage the eggs, that is just the best idea!

Loved it and a big vote up from me, best wishes Lesley


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed it and perhaps some camouflage eggs might be in your future this Easter. :-)

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the votes!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a fun hub. I laughed so hard at hiding them in the trunk of your car and using raw eggs :) It's been quite a few years since we've done an Easter egg hunt since all the boys are grown. It was always my job to hide them the night before. I miss those days.

Thanks for the laughs!


samnang222 4 years ago

what interesting! hah, I used to hear about this event but never saw how they do it especially egg hunting,look so joyful with how the people paint the egg, the kid properly enjoy that. Great learn more about Easter story.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Just Ask Susan - I am glad you enjoyed it. It has been a long time since I've actually hunted for eggs, too. I prefer just eating them now. Thanks for the comment! :-)

samnang222 - It is not too difficult dying the eggs. You just boil them and then put them in water with food coloring. Some people like to paint them, but you need more free time for that task. Thanks for reading my hub and I am glad you learned something new. :-)


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Shaddie 4 years ago from Washington state

My family would take eggs colored eggs, hollow out the shells, fill them with confetti, and then tape them closed with the same color tape as the egg. Then, during the egg hunt, you run up to people and smash the eggs over their heads so the confetti gets in their hair :D It's great!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Well, Shaddie, I have to say I've never hurt of that before. It does sound like a lot of fun though. Confetti all over the place does sound better than egg yolk all over the place, too. Thanks for sharing!


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

You are too funny, Linda. And I'm horrified that I paid $1.99 for the same egg dye kit up there for $.85. I have to stop shopping there! Great hub, as always!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks for stopping by! I think $1.99 is pretty decent myself, but I guess 85 cents is better.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

Hi Linda,

thanks for this hub

Easter is around the corner and I think making

an Easter Egg hunt even more exciting for kids is great

thanks again and Voted up


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank for checking out my hub and thanks for the vote up!!!

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