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Easter Egg Hunts - The Vital Clues for an Easter Game

Updated on April 12, 2017
Easter bunny hidden in the gardens. This picture features on one of our Easter cards. You could hide cards in your Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter bunny hidden in the gardens. This picture features on one of our Easter cards. You could hide cards in your Easter Egg Hunt. | Source

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

Lindt GOLD BUNNY - Milk Chocolate 3.5 Ounce
Lindt GOLD BUNNY - Milk Chocolate 3.5 Ounce

These Lindt milk chocolate bunnies are real classics and so cute. I love to hide them in the rabbit hutches and around the garden (see the picture above).

 

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,

Starting out with the first clue
Starting out with the first clue | Source
Great, they found the bag of little eggs
Great, they found the bag of little eggs | Source
A treasure trove ov eggs amongst the tulips
A treasure trove ov eggs amongst the tulips | Source
Easter bunny hidden in rabbit hutch -Golden rabbit in its cage
Easter bunny hidden in rabbit hutch -Golden rabbit in its cage | Source
Of course we had to make sure our dog Molly didn't get there first!
Of course we had to make sure our dog Molly didn't get there first! | Source
Three happy kids with their prizes
Three happy kids with their prizes | Source

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.

HAPPY EASTER

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Happy Easter! Easter Cards From Les Trois Chenes

Our Easter cards feature flowers, goslings, Easter chicks, Easter Eggs and Easter bunnies. You can personalize them to make them really special. See all my Les Trois Chenes Easter cards here
Our Easter cards feature flowers, goslings, Easter chicks, Easter Eggs and Easter bunnies. You can personalize them to make them really special. See all my Les Trois Chenes Easter cards here | Source

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      Les Trois Chenes 4 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Did it go well? We had ours and I introduced the no-touch rule this year. Was a good idea! Easter eggs are expensive in France. I used bags of lots of little ones this time around, but I do love the golden Lindt Easter bunnies.

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      fanfreluche 4 years ago from France (but Canadian at heart)

      We just did our egg hunt (with eggs and Lindt bunny because it's the classic chocolate bunny here it seems, unless you want to pay premium prices and get those made in chocolateries)

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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      crystolite, many thanks for your kind words.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Excellent hub that is well shared.

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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      Granny's House - You spoil them rotten! What a good idea.

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      We always have a gold egg and I put $5.00 in it. The kids love this

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      Les Trois Chenes 6 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      dahoglund, I was the only adult and I laid down the 'sharing together rules' in advance. So far I haven't had any trouble with the kids. Those who could solved and found, those who couldn't ran and ate - all happy. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I remember an Easter Egg Hunt as a project for the Junior Chamber of commerce which I once belonged to.It seemed to me that dealing with mothers who didn't think whose kid couldn't find the eggs was the biggest problem.

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