More Useful Easter Game Printables
Although we designed these as place cards for the Easter table, they are useful for writing clues for an Easter treasure hunt or Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter Place Cards
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
The secret of a successful Easter Egg Hunt is to tailor it to the ages of the children involved.
Youngest children - Easter Egg Trail:
Give each child a small basket to collect eggs. Lay out a little trail of miniature eggs for each child from a starting point - pacing the eggs at just the right distance so that they can easily find the next one. At the end of the trail, put a larger egg or a small gift. We suggest no more than 10 small eggs in the trail!
All over Easter Egg Hunt:
If you have a large group of children, you may find it easiest to just hide a number of eggs and send the kids out to find them. Obviously this can end up being to the advantage of older children - and pushy children! You might want to set limits of eggs for each child, after which you assign an older child to help a younger child to find their quota.
Easter Egg Hunt Hopalong:
Vary your Easter egg hunt by turning it into a three-legged race! Tie pairs of children loosely together around two ankles and send them off to find their eggs as a couple. They will need to develop some teamwork to be successful!
Scavenger Egg Hunt:
Children will enjoy the excitement of trying to find a particular set of objects rather than just hunting for eggs. Give each child a list of things to look for and bring back. This could include a certain number of blue Easter eggs, a miniature chick, a miniature Easter bonnet, a packet of jelly beans, and so on. Older children might have to hunt for less obvious articles such as a yellow pencil, a green article of clothing, a smile, etc.
Bible Verse Hunt:
This works best with older kids (or at least with pairs of children, one older). Give out a "clue" in the form of a Bible verse. The verse provides a clue to the location of the first treat and the next clue. Allow 5 or 6 clues, and then a bigger treat at the end. Examples of clues could be to use a verse about rocks, pointing to the rock garden, a verse about sleeping pointing to the bed, and so on. For younger children you could highlight portions of the verse to give extra help.
Online Easter Food Scavenger Hunt:
Ask older children to find out the origin and meaning of various Easter food traditions, such as: the dying of Easter eggs, the Easter egg, hot cross buns, pretzels, Greek Easter bread, ham, lamb and so on.
Action Packed Easter Egg Hunt:
Instead of hiding chocolate eggs, hide plastic eggs. Inside each egg hide a clue with some action that has to be performed by the child that finds it. You could include actions like "jump 10 times", "sing a nursery rhyme", sit down on the ground and count to 10", "dance a jig", "hop like the Easter bunny" and so on. When each child has done a certain number of actions, they can be pointed in the direction of a prize!
More Quick Easter Game Ideas
Use your old Easter cards to make an Easter version of these fun family games:
More Easter Activities for Kids