3 Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas For Kids

If you’re wanting to organize some fun Easter activities for your children, here are 3 Easter scavenger hunt ideas for kids.

1. Neighborhood

The first of these ideas is to plan an outdoor Easter scavenger hunt by leaving a trail of eggs around your neighborhood for your kids to find.

Along with candy, prizes, etc, the Easter eggs should also contain a clue for them to find their next egg. These clues should give some simple directions like “Turn left”, “Go right at the stop sign”, “Go to the next house that has a red door”, etc.

Tips:

  • Make a note of where you hid all the eggs and the clues in case someone finds and takes one of them
  • If it’s likely to be a hot and sunny day, consider replacing chocolate in the eggs with homemade vouchers for candy that they can swap it for later
  • If you have two or more kids, leave an egg for each of them at each location so that they don’t fight over whose it is!

2. Indoor

The second of our Easter scavenger hunt ideas is to hide 3 eggs per kid in every single room of the house. To make it even more fun, hide some in difficult to find places, with others in easier to find locations.

For example, in a living room the 3 eggs could be hidden as follows:

  • Easy – Next to the TV
  • Medium – On top of books on the bottom shelf of a bookcase (so that it’s not in a clear line of vision)
  • Difficult – Inside a sofa cushion

Tips:

  • For 2 or more kids, have each of them find eggs of a particular color. This will ensure that one of them doesn’t find two easy and one medium egg, leaving the other child having to find one medium and two hard eggs
  • Keep track of where you hid the eggs in case they can’t find any of the hard ones
  • Have an additional Easter-themed prize for the kid who finds all of their eggs first

3. Duck Hunt

This final Easter scavenger hunt idea for kids requires some Easter rubber duckies that you can get here.

Hide the ducks around the house and take close-up photos of where they’re located. The photos should therefore give a hint as to where they’ve been hidden.

Here are a few examples of how to do this:

  • In kitchen cupboard – Take photo of a duck with the corner of a food label in the shot
  • In bath – Take photo of a duck with the edge of plughole in the shot
  • In plant pot – Take photo of a duck sitting on the soil

To do this scavenger hunt, show your kids the first photo. Once they think they’ve worked out where the duck’s been hidden, send them off to find it. If they’re correct, have them bring it back to you and show them the next photo.

Tip:

  • If you have two or more kids, you can do this Easter scavenger hunt as a race between them. Have them look for an equal number of rubber ducks and then give a prize to the one who finds all their ducks first

If you liked this idea, check out all of our other Easter scavenger hunt ideas.

5 Easter Scavenger Hunt Ideas For Adults

Why let kids have all the fun?! Here are 5 Easter scavenger hunt ideas for adults that are perfect for helping you organize some fun activities.

1. Charity Scavenger Hunt

Make a difference in your local community this Easter while also having some fun with your adult friends.

For this idea, the adults will all need to contribute a bit of money to the game – about $5-$10 each depending on how many will be participating.

Split the adults into teams and give them a list of Easter-themed items. They have to pool their money, then go and hunt for all of the items on the list so that they can create some baskets. The team to finish first will be the winner.

The baskets can then be given to a local children’s hospital, group home, women’s shelter or another charity in your local area working with women and/or children. Contact the charity in advance to find out what items would be most beneficial for the people they serve, but here are some ideas of items that could be included on the scavenger hunt list:

  • Basket
  • Easter grass
  • Plastic eggs
  • Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
  • Whopper’s Robin Eggs
  • Marshmallow Peeps
  • Other Easter candy
  • Bunny stuffed animal
  • Easter book(s)
  • Jelly beans

2. Indoor Easter Egg Hunt With Your Kids

If you’re a parent, spend some time with your kids putting candy inside plastic eggs. Then, instead of you hiding the eggs around the house for your kids to find, have them hide the eggs for you to find.

Your kids will love this reverse Easter scavenger hunt idea, especially if they manage to pick some good hiding places that you’re not able to find straight away.

3. Outdoor Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

To prepare, get some plastic eggs and pick out two colors to use. Next, plan some places in your neighborhood to hide the eggs. These should either be places that people wouldn’t normally come across while going about their everyday business, or enlist the help of some of your neighbors and leave the eggs in their front yards.

Once you’ve picked the locations the Easter eggs will be hidden in, create a route that you want to take. Write out clues to the next location on slips of paper, then put these inside the eggs. It’s worth numbering the eggs with a marker so you know what order to hide them in.

Create these scavenger hunt clues for the route in both directions – put one route in one colored set of eggs and the route heading the opposite way round in the other color. That way, the teams will travel the same distance, but will be doing it from opposite directions so they’re not just following each other around the course.

On the day of the hunt, split the adults into two teams. Give each team their first clue and send them off. The winners will be the team that makes it back to the original location first having found all their eggs.

4. Easter Scavenger Hunt List

The fourth of our Easter scavenger hunt ideas for adults is a regular old scavenger hunt. Download our free printable list of Easter items and have the adults go out and find all of them – either individually, in pairs or in teams.

5. Indoor Easter Egg Hunt With Your Partner

Instead of having your kids hide the eggs like in the second of our ideas listed above, hide the eggs for your partner yourself. Hide them in some really obscure places so that they’re searching all around the house and it’s not too easy for them.

The hiding places will vary depending on the layout of your house, what rooms and furniture you have, etc, but here are 10 ideas of difficult to find Easter egg hiding places:

  • In a kitchen drawer beneath items
  • Inside a pillow or cushion
  • In the attic
  • Balanced on top of a ceiling fan
  • Behind some books on a bookshelf
  • Inside the microwave
  • Inside a board game box
  • In a coat pocket
  • Taped on the underside of a dining table
  • Buried beneath the soil in a plant pot

In case your partner struggles to find the Easter eggs, it might be a good idea to prepare some clues or riddles in advance so that you can give some hints.

Make sure you also make a list of where you hid them all, otherwise you might forget where some of them are yourself!

If you liked these ideas, make sure you check out all our other Easter scavenger hunts where we have loads more free ideas, clues, riddles and lists that you can use.