Here’s another Easter egg hunt idea to add to your list (if you are keeping one!). In this Hunt & Find game, kids will be given a list of egg varieties to find. Once they have found that egg, they put it in their basket, cross it off their list, and search for a different egg on their sheet. Kids love to search for all types of Easter eggs and this game is a perfect change from the traditional Easter egg hunt.
If you are looking for an Easter egg hunt where you can search around the house finding rhyming clues inside eggs that lead to a bigger prize, check out our free printable Easter Scavenger hunt here. Why not do both?!
Setting up the Hunt & Find Egg Seek
To set up the Hunt & Find egg seek, first make sure you have one of each egg hidden for every child playing. Also, note that some of the things on the list may double up as two things. For instance, a solid blue egg might also be glittery. Decide before the hunt starts if you want kids to choose just one option or if it is okay to cross off both items from their list.
Next, print out the Hunt & Find free printable found here. The first list is using a bunch of different eggs that you can pick up from Dollar Tree this year. They have such an assortment of eggs, year after year all for a low price!
The second page is a blank lined sheet where you can write down your own egg varieties that you want the kids to seek out. You could list egg colors, designs, shapes, whether it has a sticker on it, if it is filled with something specific like money or jelly beans, or even if it has writing on it.
If you don’t happen to have a variety of eggs on hand, use a sharpie to make different eggs. You could even put stickers on them. Write numbers, make polka dots, stripes or zigzags. Put a star sticker on some, a circle dot sticker on others. Use what you have around the house if you don’t want to invest in all of the varieties available at Dollar Tree.
Here are the varieties listed:
Pink solid egg
Blue solid egg
Orange solid egg
Yellow solid egg
Green solid egg
Purple solid egg
Sea Creature egg
Sports ball egg
Metallic egg (not gold)
Then after you have your egg types picked out, decide whether you will fill them with treats or not. Of course, it is exciting to have goodies inside but you could always just have a bigger prize at the end for kids to trade in their empty eggs.
Finally, you can hide the eggs all around, either inside or outside. Hide them based on the ages of the kids doing the hunt. For tweens and teens, you can hide them in more challenging spots. For younger kids, you can hide them in more obvious spots, especially since it isn’t the quantity they need to find but instead specific types of eggs.
Once you are ready for the hunt to begin, give each child a basket to fill, a printout of the Hunt & Find list, and a pen or marker to check things off of their list. And you are ready to have all of the kids start the hunt!
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