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Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas

These Easter scavenger hunt ideas are a fun twist on the usual Easter basket hunt! Check out this simple trick for creating a sweet Easter memory for your family.

How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons

The Easter stakes are getting higher in the Foy household, gang. Henry’s first Easter, he was about 6 months old. So we put some ears on him and called it a day.

The next Easter, we spread a bunch of eggs out on the lawn in clear sight and he just ran around and threw them in a basket. (Or threw them at us.) Last year he was finally old enough to hunt around with friends in the backyard for eggs, and we added Maggie to the mix too.

So this year?! I think we’re finally ready for some Easter scavenger hunt ideas.

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Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas

I love this Easter scavenger hunt idea because it is a fun twist on the usual Easter basket hunt. You could even set up a scavenger hunt in which the final clue actually leads to the Easter baskets.

You could also have an Easter egg hunt that leads from house to house, involving different families in your neighborhood.

There are so many fun ways to switch it up and customize it for your kids.

How Old Should Your Kids Be for An Easter Scavenger Hunt?

Another incredible thing about this Easter scavenger hunt idea is that you can tailor it to all ages!

For toddlers and young kids, write simple clues that you help them read, but which are easy enough for them to figure out. Direct them to simple places around your home that they know well.

For elementary-age kids or tweens, you can up the difficulty of the clues to keep them interested. Lead them indoors, outdoors, and make the clues a bit more obscured.

To customize the Easter scavenger hunt for teenagers, go all out! Make the clues tough. And if your kids can drive, lead them somewhere that might be away from your home!

It’s also important to fill the Easter eggs with age-appropriate treats or trinkets. See our ideas below for Easter egg fillers!

Where to Set Up A Scavenger Hunt

There are so many areas that would work perfectly for an Easter scavenger hunt!

  • In your home
  • Backyard/front yard
  • Around the neighborhood
  • Scattered around town
  • At church
  • In a classroom
  • In a gymnasium

Just be sure that if you’re leaving a clue in a public place, you leave it in a place where it won’t be tampered with or found prematurely.

How to Write the Clues

As you’re writing your clues, take into account the age of the group for whom you’re preparing your Easter scavenger hunt.

For younger children, keep clues short and simple, and lead them to places that they know well. Their bed/crib, bathtub, toy bench, and so on.

The older your kids are the tougher you can make them! Rhyming clues are lots of fun for elementary-age kids and tweens. And for teenagers, make them tough!

An Easy Way to Print Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues

Instead of printing out clues on printer paper, I love this tool that actually prints on ribbon. It’s a pretty touch that works really well with our egg-wrapping technique.

We worked with Brother a few years back on a branded campaign, and I still use this tool from them all the time. I use it to label items for the kids’ schools, to organize our cabinets, and lots more.

It also happens to be perfect for this little Easter scavenger hunt idea.

Filler for the Easter Eggs

The last idea to brainstorm for your scavenger hunt is filler for the Easter eggs! To get your ideas flowing, here are a few suggestions:

How to Put Your Easter Scavenger Hunt Together

Materials

Make Time: 5 Minutes per egg

  1. Print out all of your clues on the ribbon. We chose to print ours on the pink ribbon with gold lettering, but there are tons of options in both ribbon and tape form. Choose your font size and style, type in your lettering, press print, and out comes your custom ribbon.
  2. Fill your egg with a small toy. Cut a long strip of crepe paper that’s about 1/2″ wide. Tape one end of the paper to the egg and start wrapping the paper to cover the egg.
  3. Once you’ve wrapped a few times, lay your printed ribbon on the crepe paper so that it starts getting wrapped around the egg as well. Continue wrapping until the clue ribbon is entirely covered.
  4. When your egg is wrapped sufficiently, use another small piece of tape to tape down the end of the ribbon.
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons

More Ideas

That’s it! Make sure you know which clue is hidden in which egg and hide them accordingly. Our scavenger hunt will take Henry from the living room, to his closet, to the bathtub, to our backyard.

Can’t wait to see him figure it all out.

Check out these other fun Easter ideas for some inspiration! xoxo

How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons
How to Make an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Custom Printed Ribbons

Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Yield: Easter Scavenger Hunt
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $50

These Easter scavenger hunt ideas will bring an extra dose of fun to your festivities!

Materials

  • plastic eggs
  • crepe paper
  • tape
  • small toys or trinkets

Tools

  • ribbon printing tool
  • scissors

Instructions

    1. Print out all of your clues on the ribbon. We chose to print ours on the pink ribbon with gold lettering, but there are tons of options in both ribbon and tape form. Choose your font size and style, type in your lettering, press print, and out comes your custom ribbon.
    2. Fill your egg with a small toy. Cut a long strip of crepe paper that's about 1/2" wide. Tape one end of the paper to the egg and start wrapping the paper to cover the egg.
    3. Once you've wrapped a few times, lay your printed ribbon on the crepe paper so that it starts getting wrapped around the egg as well. Continue wrapping until the clue ribbon is entirely covered.
    4. When your egg is wrapped sufficiently, use another small piece of tape to tape down the end of the ribbon.

Notes

For toddlers and young kids, write simple clues that you help them read, but which are easy enough for them to figure out. Direct them to simple places around your home that they know well.

For elementary-age kids or tweens, you can up the difficulty of the clues to keep them interested. Lead them indoors, outdoors, and make the clues a bit more obscured.

To customize the Easter scavenger hunt for teenagers, go all out! Make the clues tough. And if your kids can drive, lead them somewhere that might be away from your home!

It's also important to fill the Easter eggs with age-appropriate treats or trinkets. See our ideas below for Easter egg fillers!

  • candy
  • coins or dollar bills
  • erasers
  • hair ties
  • finger puppets
  • LEGO minifigures
  • squishy toys
  • jewelry
  • nail polish

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