As kids get older, they can sometimes get bored with just a traditional Easter egg hunt. But if you make the search more challenging and play fun games, teens can also enjoy looking for colorful treats. Here are a few ideas for Easter Egg Hunt games for teenagers.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
For example, the old oak tree, the shed, the dog house, the front gate are all great hiding spots. Write down how many eggs or treats there are to be retrieved and give clues on how to get to a certain point where they can find another clue. Be sure to hide a big treasure at the end.
In order to move on, your teenager must solve a puzzle, answer a question or perform a task. Then, a new clue will be revealed. For example, a task might be something like doing a cartwheel or singing 2 lings from Hamilton. The difficulty of the tasks can be increased with older children or made easier for younger ones. Kids can succeed through teamwork or play against each other depending on how you set up the game.
As another idea, you could hide 2 eggs together with different clues in them, leading to different paths on the scavenger hunt. This is something like a choose your own adventure book, so the game could go literally in different directions depending on which egg they choose to open.
Color-Coded Easter Egg Hunt
If you are preparing an Easter egg hunt for several children in different age ranges, you can decorate or color code the eggs for certain ages. For example, all yellow and pink eggs are for the little ones, while blue and green eggs are for the teenagers.
This way, you can make sure it is easier for younger kids and that they do not have their prizes taken. The teenagers will have to work harder to find their eggs. You can tape them under a chair, hide some in the dishwasher, and so on. They will be challenged, and you will be amused watching them be puzzled over where else to look.
Don’t Crack The Egg
In this egg hunt, each player gets to wear a hat. Make an indent into the top of the hat and place an egg in it. A real one if you are daring but I’d just go with a plastic egg filled with jelly beans! Then the added challenge is that the egg cannot fall off when searching for eggs filled with goodies. It should be fun to watch everyone being really careful not to drop their egg!
Another great egg hunt to set up for teenagers is using puzzle pieces to fill inside the eggs. Then as they find the eggs, they can start to put together a puzzle. If there are some missing pieces, they will know that they still need to find another egg or two. After the puzzle is complete, give them a clue to a final bigger prize, like an Easter basket filled with treats.
Glow In The Dark
This is a fun nighttime egg hunt option. Use glow sticks inside of plastic see-through eggs in order for the eggs to glow brightly. You can either decide to put treats inside with the glow sticks or have your teens find a certain amount of eggs and then redeem them for a bigger prize at the end.
Just because your children might think they are too old for an Easter egg hunt, there are ways to make them more enjoyable for your teenagers. It really is the thrill of the hunt that makes an egg hunt so exciting. And you can put money, jewelry, backpack pins, and candy in the plastic eggs to make the treats more grown-up. Whatever egg hunt you decide to go with, enjoy the time with your teenagers!
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