Got Eggs? Be Careful Where You Hide Them.

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

This is a fun activity that I used to do with my kids when they were small, yet able to read.  You can take turns creating scavenger hunts for each other. This activity also works at birthday parties if you want a fun way to search for a gift.

  • Gather 6-12 plastic Easter eggs.
  • Place a clue in each egg, each clue leading to the hiding spot of the next egg.
  • Example: Find an egg in a place in the kitchen that’s hot. The egg found in the oven could say, Find an egg hiding in something that spins. The egg in the washer would hold the next clue and so on.
  • The final egg would have a clue on where to find a basket or treat.

When my sister and I were small, we’d hide died, hard boiled eggs throughout the house to see who found all of them the fastest. One year we’d found all the eggs but one. After searching all day for the missing egg, we gave up and figured we’d miscounted how many were hidden. A couple months later, in the heat of early summer, our bedroom began to smell. With the aid of a flashlight and some muscle, we found the last egg – now rotten – wedged between the dresser and a wall.  It had rolled off the dresser and stayed lost until its smell gave it up.  Thank goodness for plastic eggs!

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