Spring is just around the corner and with that comes Easter! Whether you are a religious family or not, you can still enjoy Easter-related activities with family and friends. With the weather getting warmer, an Easter egg hunt can be a great way to spend some time outdoors too. 

Inside or Outside

Depending on your location, there may still be snow on the ground come April! Outdoor activities may not be the best idea, especially if you have little ones. You can always have your Easter egg hunt inside. Have the children hide in one small area of the house, such as a laundry room, and hide the eggs throughout the house. You can collect them once you’re done and let the fun begin! If you do hold it outdoors, try not to stray too far away from the home if you do have smaller children. And of course, keep it strictly in the backyard, and not near traffic in the front yard. 

Team Based Egg Hunts

If you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt and have quite a few children to entertain, having the hunt take place in pairs or groups may make the activity more engaging for everyone. Rather than every child for themselves, they can form bonds with one another and learn to work together to find the eggs. You can still hide them and give the children a treasure map to help them work together to retrieve the eggs. Or you can do a more game-related egg hunt, like having the children complete certain challenges before they find out where the eggs are stashed. They could do five jumping jacks, or run around the house before you give them a clue to where the eggs are, or simply give them the eggs for a job well done. 

Egg Glow

For an even bigger treat, you can have an Easter egg hunt at night, complete with glowsticks! This would be a great way to have your slightly older children participate if they still want to. Grab some plastic Easter eggs, and place a small glowstick inside, along with a small prize or piece of candy. Place them outside like usual, and let your kids come out to a glowing yard! 

Hunt By Color

If your children are too small to read a treasure map or to simply give them something different, you can assign colors to different groups or individuals to find. Only collecting the purple, blue, or yellow eggs while on the hunt can teach your children impulse control and give them a slight challenge to the hunt.

No matter how you decide to hold an Easter egg hunt, just have fun! And remember to count how many eggs you hide, whether it’s inside or outside, so you can ensure everyone found all the eggs! Happy Easter! 

Katie Kyzivat