All you really need to organise your very own Easter egg hunt
Easter is going to feel a little different because of the lockdown measures that are still in place. But that does not mean you can have fun. One way to do this is to put together your very own Easter egg hunt. And it's super easy to do.
All you really need to do to organise an Easter egg hunt is to invest in some supplies and make sure the participants are not peeking when you set it all up!
It's a great idea for Easter Sunday, but you can just as easily stage one on any other day during the Easter holidays. You can have an outdoor Easter egg hunt in the garden. But it’s just as much fun indoors too - if you don’t have much outside space.
The Easter egg hunt kit essentials
The egg collecting tote bags
There are 4 bags, each with super cute bunny ears in different colours. These are a great idea since you can reuse them after Easter – they’re super cute, and you can personalise them with the child’s name. You'll need a waterproof marker pen for that.
The Easter egg hunt eggs
We recommend Chocolate foil-covered eggs. They are easy to hide for a traditional Easter egg hunt. What's more, if you don’t want to pit the kids against each other, you can assign them each a colour each to collect. There's plenty to choose from on amazon.co.uk, or you could pick some up from your local supermarket.
Fillable Plastic Easter Eggs
Not keen on having only Chocolate eggs, then get yourself some Fillable plastic Easter eggs. You can fill these eggs with small prizes of your choice, whether chocolate or toys that the kids will love to play with after the hunt is over.
The Easter egg hunt signs, clues and riddles
For younger kids, you'll need a set of signs to help them find their way around. This wooden Easter Egg hunt kit contains 15 pieces in 3 different shapes (5 pieces for each pattern) that can be reused year after year.
Toddlers can follow these bunny footprints to find prizes. Just place them around the house. You get 6 sheets of Easter bunny footprint and arrow sign stickers in varying sizes.
Clues and riddles for older kids are a way to keep the fun going that bit longer for older kids and an easy way to add a twist to your traditional egg hunt. You can fold hand-written clues into empty egg cups and leave them open around the house or garden.
And here's the equivalent for an outdoor egg hunt with clues that lead to generic outdoor spots like a bush, flower bed, barbeque, picnic rug and back door.
Alternatively, this reusable treasure hunt game comes in handy. It has 100 reusable clue cards (picture/word and riddle) and a handy treasure map puzzle board. Follow the trail, crack the clues and collect the treasure (Easter eggs) along the way.
The Easter egg Hunt decorations
These good-value stickers will probably keep you going for a good few years; there are 400 pieces (30 sheets) of Easter stickers. They’re easily removable once the Easter fun is done, so you don’t have to worry about leaving a mess.
Hanging paper Easter eggs
These look great hanging from the ceiling or placed strategically around the garden. Each pack contains one egg-shaped pleated paper decoration, so you'll need to order a handful to make an impact.
Instead of hanging paper Easter eggs, why not opt for these colourful round paper lanterns with wire ribbing, which you can use after Easter - for birthdays, summer gatherings, etc. It comes in 8 bright colours - green, purple, pink, orange, blue, yellow, red, orange, and 4 sizes of each colour - 4, 6, 8 and 10 inches.
Happy Easter banner and swirl decorations
This set of colourful Easter egg bunny banners and 30 Easter hanging swirl decoration is a good way of adding a sense of occasion to the egg hunt. Not to mention that the swirl decorations are particularly great in the garden as they twist in the breeze.
The Easter egg hunt optional extras
Your Easter egg hunters need to look the part – there are 5 coloured bunny ears headbands here, so the whole family will be covered. Go on then, you know you want to.
Easter bunny beanbag toss game
This is a fun game that could be incorporated into your hunt, or afterwards, as a way to win more eggs or fun prizes. Kids have to throw the included bean bags through the holes to score points.