An Easter scavenger hunt is great fun for kids, tweens, and teens! It is the perfect way to lead to filled eggs with surprises inside and then finally to a larger prize at the end, like an Easter basket. Simply print out the clues in this free printable Easter scavenger hunt. Then fold them up and insert them into plastic eggs. Finally, hide them around the house according to what is on the clues. All that’s left to do is give your kids the first card and let the hunt begin!
This free printable Easter scavenger hunt comes with 24 unique clues including a starting clue, a final clue, and 22 other hints leading to various places throughout your home. Feel free to use them all or eliminate the clues that you can’t or don’t want to use.
In my printable scavenger hunt, I use locations and items that most everyone should have in their home. This is an indoor hunt designed to be played throughout the house, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bath. They are not too specific though, so anyone should be able to use most of the cards. After all, there are 24 different clues that rhyme and lead to various spots around the house!
If you are new to scavenger hunts they are a lot of fun for kids. Here is how to set up your scavenger hunt.
Keep the first (starting) card out. This is what you hand to your child in order to get the hunt started. Place the second clue inside a plastic egg. You can include treats inside if you wish. Then hide that egg in the spot where clue #1 says it will be. Take the second egg and fold the next clue, putting it inside the egg with or without treats. Hide this egg in the spot where the first egg says it will be.
Continue hiding the eggs in this manner until you get to the last spot, where you will hide a bigger prize like an Easter basket. This is the place where the final card tells your child to look.
To start the hunt, give your child(ren) a basket to collect all of the eggs in and have them read the clue on the first card (the one you kept out). They will then move along the trail of rhymes you have left inside each of the eggs.
Remember, the key is to have a big prize at the end to discover. Otherwise, the hunt doesn’t have a point to it as they aren’t any fun without a treasure to find!
I have done a lot of Easter egg hunts for my kids over the years but believe it or not I have never tried a scavenger hunt. My kids are now in their early teens and this year I plan to try our first scavenger hunt. So these clues even work for tweens and teens!
My kids are excited about the upcoming hunt, although I am admittedly pumping it up quite a bit. I plan to hide a piece of candy with each clue. Then at the end have a new toothbrush (I know, not fun but it is good to have after all this candy!) as well as some money and a small present for each of them.
We are doing the hunt this weekend, 3 weeks before Easter, so it isn’t time yet for them to get an Easter basket! Who knows though. If it goes over well maybe I will do another scavenger hunt with different clues for Easter morning!
Looking for more hunt ideas, check out my Easter egg hunts for kids and teens!