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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Clues and Ideas - How to do a Fun Easter Treasure Hunt!

Updated on May 15, 2017
Decorated Easter Eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt
Decorated Easter Eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt Main Prize?
Easter Egg Hunt Main Prize?
Eggs don't need to be big to make a Fun Easter Egg Hunt!
Eggs don't need to be big to make a Fun Easter Egg Hunt!

Are you stuck for Easter scavenger hunt ideas?

When Easter gets near, kids around the world start to get excited. For most young ones, it is the dreamy idea that they are going to be swimming in chocolate eggs for about a week after this popular holiday. However, many parents want to make it something more, especially as many of the kids will be sitting around consuming a LOT of calories during the Easter holiday. For this reason, they want some active Easter games.

This Easter, why not consider running some activities to liven up the holiday. It can make a refreshing change for both the younger members and the more mature folk around (those with a few more years under the belt, but a craving to do something fun still burning strong). These Easter activities can range from challenges similar to that of the famous TV show 'Minute to Win it', crazy scavenger hunts with insane dares, or even educational web fact hunts that are perfect for teaching the real tradition of Easter. There are many ways to run an event, from simple mad dashes for chocolate, to using Easter scavenger hunt riddle clues that challenge teams to think logically, or even setup some photo scavenger hunts where participants must complete tricky photo challenges and present the results to the judges. Whichever you choose, everyone will have a fun day and appreciate that you took the time to organize it.

So, this year consider doing something more than just giving Easter eggs and chocolate. Instead, organize an event that everyone will remember. Easter isn't just about chocolate eggs, it's about history and about people coming together. Scavenger hunts can make the day far more exciting and actually get everyone talking and moving, instead of just sitting in front of a TV.

Easter Egg Painting

Not only is it fun, but it can it can also be very easy to organize, as you can simply download professional ready-made riddle Easter egg treasure hunt clues (you can click the blue link for more info, then click the graphic image of the hunt you want). This site linked to above even has a HUGE page of scavenger hunt ideas that it shares completely free to all visitors, along with downloadable scavenger hunt clues for children and adults ... in case you don't want the kids to have all the fun lol. Alternatively, you can search forums and activity sites for ideas, but either way, there are many ways to make a scavenger hunt amazingly fun, even when on a tight budget.

To reduce costs even further, you could also expand the event with some pre-event craft activities. This not only helps to take up the day varied, but prolongs the anticipation of the main event, dramatically rising excitement levels for the hunt. Organizing an egg painting day with the kids that will be involved prior to the main event can be a wonderful start to the day. Just get everyone around in the morning and get them to decorate 5-10 beautiful eggs each (hard boiled please, you know what will happen if you don't!! lol). This will be fun and keep them entertain for a couple of hours. You could even award small prizes to to the most inventive, beautiful, or colorful eggs.

While the eggs are drying, consider having an Easter picnic for everyone, especially as this will likely be around lunch time. If you tell the kids in advance, they can bring something each to the day, which means the food will surely be fun and random in nature. However, you could also include a simple cooking class at this point, where the participants can create there own exciting sandwich concoctions. Just be sure to set the rule that they eat what they create, as you will get some extreme sandwiches otherwise, most of which will be left after one bite! Pizzas are also another fun activity, but this does depend a lot on the amount of space you have for preparation and also on your cooking facilities. If you have nice neighbors, maybe a few would let you use their ovens for cooking, especially if their kids are a part of the party ;-).

Easter Egg Hunts Are Exciting! Even with only one player ...

After an Easter Picnic ...

After the picnic, the hunt can finally begin. If you do the traditions style, you will need to have hidden all of the eggs previously, in order to make sure they don't see where you put them. However, for an easier option, gather some Easter scavenger hunt clues and place the items/creatures around the garden/town (you can also just place pictures or models, depending on what is in your garden). When these are setup, the kids must first solve the riddle in their team. Once they know the answer, they whisper it to you and race off to find the item. Once they find the item, they take a photo with them doing a funny pose (mobile photos are perfect) and run back to you to get the next clue and an egg. Then, finally after the last clue, the team to complete it first wins and will be the team with the most eggs (if nobody has 'swapped' any eggs). To make it last longer, give a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, or even continue for all teams to complete the hunt in their own time, just give the 1st place team something bigger/better than the rest. For older children, a town Easter scavenger hunt can be an exciting day out, as they will literally have to race around the entire town, not just the back garden. All this will make Easter a fun day for everyone!

If you are unlucky and the weather is bad, you can also have indoor scavenger hunts. This is then done either online, or in the house. Online scavenger hunts are great, teams need to find the answer to Easter questions and photos of the answer for Easter clues. Although it is not as fun, it can be educational for those involved and they will still want to win the prizes. You can also hide Easter clues around the house and have an indoor Easter scavenger hunt, but you need to keep the numbers of players lower (unless you have a mansion of course). This is still exciting, especially for children. Even adults like it, as they know a 'treasure' is waiting at the end lol.

So now your have some ideas, go make Easter an adventure this year! I hope this has helped to get you started. If you try some of my suggestions, please let me know how they worked out for your Easter scavenger hunt, or themed day. Thanks for reading

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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Scavenger hunts are such fun and kids of all ages love them

      Great idea I will share this with the family as we usually have quite a big hunt.

      Angels are on the way to

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      You are totally a party planner. Your Scavenger hunts are always great and this one is no exception. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting, and since its close to Easter, shared.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a happy day this sounds to be. I love the ideas for adding so much more to Easter festivities for kids than just the egg hunt. The craft ideas before the hunt would be so nice!Thanks!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia


      I know it's early, but wondering if many people will organise a scavenger hunt this easter? I hope to be teaching by then, so will probably do one with the kids. Any other ideas than those I've put together here?

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia


      Glad that you found it useful. I hope it will help make this Easter a fun one. Are you going to host your own Easter scavenger hunt event?

    • biancaalice profile image


      5 years ago from Southern California

      This was such a great read. I waited till the last minute for easter and this hub gave me some really good ideas that I can do still. Thank you so much!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      @Au fait

      Thanks for the kind words. Hope these ideas will help make Easter a little more fun for you or your family this year. An Easter egg hunt really is a fun event for all ages. Hope you have a good one!

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Easter is almost here again. This hub is full of great ideas for an Easter scavenger hunt. Excellent photos too. Voted up, useful, and will share!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      @Mommymay, it is never too late to start traditions ;-). Hope your scavenger hunt goes well, I'm sure they will love it! It is hard to get these wrong, as they involve so many aspects that kids love (puzzles, running, prizes, candy ... lol).

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      Heather May 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      Great ideas! We always have a hunt at the grandparents house so I don't do one at home but i am thinking this year is a great time to start some of our own traditions!! Thanks!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      @ Careermommy, I hope you enjoy the hunt!

      @ healthylife2, exactly, Easter can be healthy[ish] and fun too!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      My son was just asking yesterday if we could have a scavenger hunt, so this is very timely. Great, creative ideas and thumbs up!

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      Healthy Life 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Loved these fun ideas for Easter! There is always so much candy and a scavenger hunt would be a fun way to keep moving. I also love the idea of a picnic which could also include some healthy options. Voted up and sharing!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      Hi DDE, thanks for the comment. It is shame that so many have not played, or forgotten about the tradition of Easter egg hunting. Organizing an Easter scavenger hunt is so easy to do, especially with modern technology. I hope that this hub inspires more to let their children and friends experience this wonderful tradition ... even if it is modernized a little. The site linked to also gives MANY Easter scavenger hunt ideas too for free.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and a fun idea about Easter Fun, sounds a great idea. Easter is close by and you thought of an excellent idea.

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      6 years ago

      i love this idea my kid have fun every easter now. thankyou very much

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      6 years ago

      Please could you post just one challenging clue for my seven year old daughter, iv'e got six and we always do her age in clues, help would be much appreciated

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      L M Reid 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      I love Easter because it is the start of my favourite season, spring. I can imagine all the kids will have a great time at your Easter party Brett. Good ideas for the egg treasure hunt.

      I love sgbrown's Easter tradition of hiding money and eggs so her grown up children can have an Easter Egg hunt every year too

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and Awesome!

    • Brett.Tesol profile imageAUTHOR

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Thanks for all the great feedback. I particularly liked Sgbrown's suggestion of hiding money in the eggs or around the hunt ... that would REALLY add to the excitement of the day!!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Great ideas and updates on the traditional. The pictures are beautiful as well. Remember, if your Easter Egg hunt is done indoors and you actually hide eggs, it's a good idea to write down where they are to avoid forgetting and having rotting eggs in July! Voted up and useful.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Great idea! This would be a great fun not only for the children but also for the adults. Voted up and SHARED. Thanks for the tips.

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      6 years ago from USA

      This looks like it would be a lot of fun for the kids and adults alike, and a great way to keep everyone entertained for an hour or two.

      Voted up and shared on Pinterest!

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I like the idea that the kids must eat the sandwiches the concoct and the egg painting is always a winner.

      Thanks for these useful ideas.

      I expect to be invaded by the grandchildren this Easter.

      Anything to keep them entertained is helpful.

      Thanks Brett

      Voted up useful and interesting.

      SHARING socially this helpful and topical hub.

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great ideas! Most of my grandchildren are a little too young for this yet. I do have an Easter Egg Hunt for my grown kids after the little ones finish their hunt. I will put some $1's,$5's and one egg will have $50. in it. I have to hide them really good to be challenging enough for my grown kids. They look forward to it every year. They ideas may work for my little ones in a year or two. Voted up and interesting! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Angela Kane 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Excellent ideas for an Easter egg hunt, I always for new ideas and way to be creative during the holidays.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      What a great idea for Easter. I was trying to think of something different for Easter as this year we might be hosting. I might have to do some sort of Scavenger hunt. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Now I can even incorporate learning into it as well! :)

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like this updated take on the traditional Easter Egg hunt. Voting this Up and Useful. Thanks for SHARING.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I like the idea of the picnic and the unusual sandwich concoctions!

      Lovely ideas for Easter and loved the pictures.

      A BIG vote up from me and best wishes Lesley

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great ideas. They'll make a nice change of pace from the same old Easter egg hunt.

      Voted up and useful. Socially shared.

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      C E Clark 

      6 years ago from North Texas

      Great ideas for Easter activities! Especially like the picnic & Egg hunt idea. Love that photo of the metal eggs at the top. Voting you UP and sharing with my followers as always . . .

      Thank you for SHARING!


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