5 steps to organising a successful Easter egg hunt

5 steps to organising a successful Easter egg hunt

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate East­er than with a well-pre­pared East­er egg hunt full of sur­pris­es for chil­dren? Choco­late eggs or bun­nies, the sound of rat­tlesnakes, a bas­ket… On these dates, the East­er egg hunt is an excel­lent activ­i­ty for chil­dren, with fam­i­ly or friends. How­ev­er, organ­is­ing an East­er egg hunt requires some prepa­ra­tion to pre­serve the mag­i­cal and sur­prise effect chil­dren love so much.

To help you bet­ter organ­ise your East­er egg hunt, here are our tips and tricks to make this moment suc­cess­ful.


    1. Choose and define the area for the Easter egg hunt

    First, you need to deter­mine where the egg hunt will take place. You can organ­ise it in your gar­den, at a friend’s house, or even in a pub­lic park or small for­est area. If you choose a pub­lic space, you can hang crepe paper tapes on some trees to delim­it the East­er egg hunt area, to guide the chil­dren and pre­vent them from get­ting lost.

    You can also enjoy this activ­i­ty in cer­tain places, such as zoos or amuse­ment parks in your area, which organ­ise events ded­i­cat­ed to egg hunt­ing with lots of sur­pris­es and a unique theme.

    2. Estimate the right number of eggs per child

    East­er always goes with East­er eggs! For a per­fect activ­i­ty, you must esti­mate the right amount of eggs and choco­late bars in an equi­table and adapt­ed way for chil­dren. Depend­ing on the ages and the num­ber of chil­dren search­ing for eggs, it is essen­tial to buy the right amount of sweets and ensure they are var­ied. Some choco­late bars may not be suit­able for young chil­dren, for exam­ple, due to their size or con­sis­ten­cy —esti­mate, on aver­age, about ten choco­late eggs or bun­nies per child.

    3. Decorate Easter eggs

    The long-await­ed time to dec­o­rate East­er eggs has arrived! If you don’t want to buy ready-made eggs, you can dec­o­rate and per­son­alise them for this fun event. Of course, eggs can con­tain small toys or sev­er­al can­dy bars inside. Final­ly, tell the chil­dren that the East­er bun­ny brought the eggs to the gar­den.

    4. Easter basket delivery

    To col­lect the eggs, each child will need their own East­er bas­ket. East­er bas­kets are usu­al­ly bas­kets paint­ed and dec­o­rat­ed for the occa­sion. You can also buy bas­kets specif­i­cal­ly dec­o­rat­ed for egg hunt­ing.

    5. Where to hide Easter eggs?

    Hiding places in an outdoor environment

    So where to hide the eggs? Of course, this will depend on the chil­dren’s age and height or abil­i­ty to search for eggs in more com­plex places. Next to trees, in the hole of a trunk, in the mid­dle of a bush, in a water­ing can, inside gar­den clogs, in the tool shed, or even on the grass. Place the eggs alone, in pairs or three togeth­er at most.

    Indoor hiding places

    If you decide to place your eggs indoors, there are many pos­si­ble hid­ing places! Here are some sug­ges­tions: shoes, clothes draw­ers, cups, under a bed, toy box­es, coat pock­ets, fruit bowls, pil­lows, shoe box­es, next to indoor plants, in the bath­room clos­et, in a suit­case or even in the microwave… Get cre­ative and go ahead with the egg hunt! East­er is a pleas­ant and unfor­get­table time for chil­dren and par­ents, who can keep unique mem­o­ries.

    Anoth­er orig­i­nal idea is to hide a spe­cial egg, for exam­ple, a gold­en, sil­ver or glit­ter egg, among all the oth­er eggs. Who­ev­er finds it will be reward­ed with a big­ger sur­prise (choco­late, toy, can­dy…), giv­ing even more enthu­si­asm and adding a chal­lenge to the search for eggs.

    Tips for finding eggs for very young children

    As men­tioned, organ­is­ing an egg hunt for very young chil­dren can be quite dif­fer­ent and com­plex. To make them dream even more, use sto­ry­telling. You can be inspired by dif­fer­ent ver­sions and sto­ries that explain where East­er eggs came from, from fly­ing East­er bells, caus­ing eggs to fall from the sky and land on low tree branch­es, shrubs, a swing or a slide, to the East­er bun­ny or the cuck­oo, accord­ing to the tra­di­tions of dif­fer­ent coun­tries. The sto­ry will moti­vate chil­dren to search for and col­lect eggs.

    We also rec­om­mend colour-cod­ing eggs to ensure a fair hunt, as young chil­dren find eggs much more slow­ly than their old­er sib­lings. For exam­ple, you can decide that all pink eggs are reserved for chil­dren under five years old. Oth­er chil­dren should not pick them up and should leave them in plain sight of the lit­tle ones.

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