Easter Egg Hunts - The Vital Clues for an Easter Game
Easter Egg Hunts are Such Fun
Eggs and Easter go back a long way in history and it's lovely to keep up the old traditions. Every year at we organise an Easter egg hunt for our own and any children staying with us for the Easter holidays.
I write rhyming clues on slips of paper and hide them all over our property and house. One clue leads to another. I have great fun with these and delight is laying traps for the children - slimy pasta (worms) in a box where they have to put their hands in to find the clue or clues behind the hose where I soak them with water (on a hot and sunny day - I live in south west France!). My children just love it. You can really let your imagination run riot.
I hide a little egg with each clue and make sure that all the prizes are shared out equally at the end.
There's lots of scope for arts and craft where you can get your kids to decorate eggs or even to cook with eggs - and don't forget the tradition of rolling hard boiled eggs down hills - great for a picnic in the countryside.
e organised it so that all the children received eggs regardless of who found them.
Classic Lindt milk chocolate Easter bunny
Organising the Hunt Was a Challenge
I did find that there was a bit of a knack to organising the hunt and keeping order so if you're a debutant to the game, have a quick look here: How To Organise An Easter Egg Hunt. It also has the clues for younger children and a bit about decorating and carving eggs.
You'll have to adapt the clues to your environment. Obviously not everyone has a cherry tree, or even a tree, but most people have mirrors, living rooms, curtains and bathrooms etc. These are just Easter egg hunt ideas, and I hope that this might inspire you to make up your own clues.
Clues Suitable for Children Aged About Twelve
Of course the children - at least in our family, are growing up so the Easter egg hunt clues have to grow up with them, and these are the clues that I wrote when most of the kids were about twelve and they guessed these clues easily. The younger kids were happy to race along behind squealing with delight, and, of course,
The rhyming Easter Hunt Clues
It's Easter time, a holiday,
A jolly time to laugh and play.
School’s out for some, others must wait,
But all will love this springtime fête.
To celebrate, go and find
The things that we have tried to hide.
To help you out, we’ll leave a clue,
Lets hope that you can solve a few:
At first you need not go too far,
Look around about the car.
(Clue left in car exhaust)
Exhausted yet? You need a rest,
I think the living room is best.
(Clue left in living room)
Two lips to give a kiss,
Find two lips, you shouldn't miss!
(Clue left in garden near the tulips)
Well done! Now you must trace,
The object that reflects your face.
(Clue left near mirror)
There are five within this house,
Where you can sprinkle or you can douse.
(Clue left in bathroom – we have five being a bed and breakfast)
Called water closets in times before,
You know of 5 but there is one more.
(Clue left in outside toilet)
Look around and about
Where the cherry blossom’s out.
(Clue left on cherry tree)
Go and check behind the curtain,
And you will find something for certain.
(Clue and a bag of little eggs left behind the curtains in the living room – see how to organize the hunt to avoid the children finding this while they were looking for clues earlier!)
And now the biggest prize of all,
Is somewhere dark and somewhere small.
This creature digs a little hole,
To live in, but it’s not a mole!
Do you know, can you recall,
The story of King Midas’ fall,
And surely you have been told,
That all that glisters is not gold!
(Golden chocolate rabbits hidden in the rabbit hutches in the gardens – one per child)
I hope that you have won the race,
Or have at
least enjoyed the chase.
Do you organise an Easter egg hunt?
How does your egg hunt go?
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