If the weather isn’t cooperating on Easter, there’s no need to cancel the egg hunt. Just bring it indoors! The great news is, there are plenty of indoor Easter egg hunt ideas that are just as exciting – if not more so. Here are 12 ideas to get you started.
- Put clues inside plastic eggs, with each clue leading to the next egg – and finally, to the grand prize Easter basket.
- For hunts with several kids, use buckets in the child’s favorite color and have them find and collect colored eggs that match up.
- Hold an egg hunt at night, using flashlights and glow-in-the-dark eggs or glow sticks.
- String a ball of yarn around the house, with the Easter basket at the end of the trail. Place colorful stickers, magnets and candy throughout to keep kids on the hunt.
- Put color-coded candies, toys, or stickers in plastic eggs to tell kids which color of egg to hunt for next.
- Stick little messages inside plastic eggs telling your child to do something fun – hopping like a bunny or singing a song – while searching for the next egg.
- Paint an old puzzle in Easter colors and write clues to the location of the Easter basket. Put one puzzle piece in each hidden plastic egg. Once the clues have been put together, your child will know where to find their basket.
- Put colored candy or prizes inside an egg carton. When your child finds the corresponding colored egg, they can switch the egg for the prize.
- Make a trail of jellybeans that leads to hidden eggs and prizes.
- Using a blindfold, guide your child to hidden eggs using “getting warmer” or “getting colder” verbal cues.
- For a fun prize idea, insert privilege coupons like “stay up past bedtime” or “favorite dinner night.”
- Make “Easter Money” to place inside plastic eggs. After all eggs are found, your child can use the Easter money to trade for candy, toys, and fun privileges.
As you can see, indoor egg hunts don’t have to be boring. With a bit of imagination and help from Current, you can create an Easter your child won’t soon forget.