Call us fogies but for all the flashy technology children have at their fingertips these days, we think a good old-fashioned fun Easter egg hunt is as good as any tablet game. Easter egg hunts are perfect for bringing people together. Just about any kid, regardless of age, can participate in the simple game of collecting eggs. And just about any adult, regardless of disposition, can enjoy the unbridled cuteness of children squealing with delight as they hunt for those colourful little “treasures.” We can’t think of a better way to spend a springtime afternoon.
The Easter Bunny can be traced back to 17th-century German folklore, when the Easter Hare left brightly painted eggs in nests carefully laid out by children. However, if you have a flock of little lambs to keep entertained this Easter, follow our step-by-step guide to creating your own fun Easter Egg hunt at home!
#1 Create Easter Hunt invites
Having family or friends join you? Download our FREE Easter cards for them to colour and write as a Easter Egg Hunt invite! Sprinkle in some egg-quisite puns. Easter Bunny? Try Easter Punny. Puns are always popular on invitations, and when it comes to crafting groan-inducing puns, you can’t ask for a better subject than an Easter egg hunt. Some of the best puns use the word egg: egg-cellent, egg-citing, egg-trvaganza… egg-cetera…
#2 Create a Scavenger Hunt
A treasure hunt-style trail is great for garden egg hunts – with written clues and mini eggs leading to a grand chocolate egg prize – and, works well for older children. Rhyming the clues is fun. We’ve created our cute downloadable Easter Egg Hunt Clues Pack for Little and Big Kids which can be used both in and outdoors and contains printable clues and signs.
#3 Make bunny ears
Why not make this Easter extra special, by crafting a DIY pair of bunny ears?
They’re so easy to make – even a DIY amateur could manage them. Taking around half an hour to make, they’re the perfect last-minute addition to your Easter Sunday.
#4 Make Easter baskets
Get the kids busy making a recycled cereal box Easter basket. These baskets are the perfect size for gathering eggs and with a few basic craft supplies can be decorated however you like.
#5 Make a bunny mask
Bunny masks are a simple craft, perfect for Easter or any time of the year! Check out this tutorial and FREE printable template – younger kids will love it!
If your little one is in danger of bursting at the seams after all that chocolate, quietly hide the rest away and, once the sugar rush has worn off, use surplus cocoa treats in one of these leftover Easter chocolate recipes.