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Where Can I Hide Easter Eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt?
Easter is that time of year filled with chocolate, rabbits, eggs and children screaming in glee.
It's also the perfect time of year to be outdoors - in most parts of the world it's at the perfect temperature during mid Autumn or Spring.
Of course no Easter is perfect without an Easter egg hunt. This is a great game for kids and adults alike, often leading to hours of fun as the final eggs are finally discovered.
Finding the perfect hiding spots can be quite difficult - especially if you're in a location you're not used to or you have a range of ages competing to find the eggs.
Below you'll find some tips about hiding eggs for different age levels so everyone can join in the fun!
Locations Based On Difficulty
Divide egg hiding locations up by age if you have a wide range of children playing. That way, younger children can be kept in one area and find eggs in easy locations. And the adults don't get access to all the easy ones first.
Medium Easter Egg Hiding Places
- Gutter spout
- Inside the BBQ (of course make sure it is not on)
- Window boxes
- Empty light socket
- Inside a coiled garden hose
- Inside pot plants
- Amongst tree branches
Easy Easter Egg Hiding Places
- Behind rocks.
- Under bushes.
- Amongst leaves.
- On the lawn or pathways.
- On top of walls or outside of hanging decorations.
- On chairs or outdoor benches
Difficult Easter Egg Hiding Places
- In a real live bird’s nest
- Inside a person’s jacket pocket – while they’re wearing it!
- Watering can
- Buried in a sandbox
- Gardening gloves
- Use treasure maps, riddles and scavenger hunt that take time and logic
Indoor Easter Egg Hunts
- In sculptures, vases and decorations
- Toilet rolls
- Tops of curtain rails
- Coat pockets
- Behind piles of books
- Book shelf
- Inside an egg carton in the fridge
- Food boxes
- On top of ceiling fans
- The fridge
- Tissue boxes
- Inside shoes
- Inside an empty coffee cup
- Inside an empty teapot
- Under cushions
Indoor Easter Egg Hunts
Sometimes the weather can 'rain on your parade' and ruin all plans you had for an outdoor Easter egg hunt. However don't worry. You just need to get a little more creative. Here are a list of indoor hiding suggestions.
Make sure you write down the exact locations that you hide eggs. Not only do you want to make sure that there are none lurking to attract bugs or ants, but also if you have pets, chocolate can be very very dangerous to their health.
Instead of simply hiding eggs, create a scavenger hunt with a set of puzzle clues.
Use the hiding place ideas but create riddles.
For example if you want to hide an egg under the kitchen table, your riddle could be "I have four legs but cannot walk, you sit at me when using your knife and fork!"
You may want to mix up the clues so some can be "treasure maps", that include instructions like take 5 steps east, 4 steps to the left, turn 180 degrees and take 10 steps and then look up, and so on.
Safety First - Hiding Easter Eggs
When choosing places to hide chocolate Easter eggs, remember to always think of safety first.
Don’t place eggs in an area that could be dangerous to children or adults that may need to reach to and don't hide them in places that are may invade someone's privacy.
If you plan to hide eggs indoors in the kitchen, you may want to get permission to hide them amongst food items or in kitchen draws. Some may not want people digging around.
What ever you do, have fun and enjoy.