This year, organise your own Easter Egg Hunt for kids in your house or backyard. It’s not that hard and it’s lots of fun.

How to organise an Easter Egg Hunt

  • Invite friends and family – Send out invites via email or text to invite people to your Easter Egg Hunt. Suggest that they bring a basket or container to collect eggs
  • Get eggs – Buy lots of different size eggs either chocolate or plastic if you would prefer keeping the chocolate consumption to a minimum. My favourite chocolates to hide are Kinder Surprise eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs and Lindt chocolate bunnies. If you choose plastic eggs, fill them with stickers, Easter jokes, gold chocolate coins, small toys, stuffed animals or lollies. I even found an Easter Egg Hunt kit with path marker signs and a hanging sign so you can set markers and hints for participants.

  • Keep an eye on the weather – Check the weather forecast as you don’t want your Easter eggs to be soaked in a rain shower. I suggest having a backup plan in case your outdoor Easter Egg hunt gets rained out.
  • Hide the eggs – This is the fun part for Easter Egg Hunt organisers. Suggested outdoor places include hiding eggs on branches, behind trees and flowerpots, in garden beds and in the mailbox. Inside, hide them under chairs, tables, toys or on bookshelves and toy boxes or behind stuffed animals. Where you hide Easter eggs will depend on the age of the children. Make it easy for little ones by hiding them in open places while using your imagination to make it more challenging for older kids.  Tip: count how many eggs you’ve hidden before the hunt to make sure you find them all!
  • Start the Easter Egg Hunt – Blow a whistle and let kids start looking for Easter eggs. Encourage older kids to help younger kids find eggs.

Kids painted easter eggs in the tray

After the Easter Egg Hunt, do some craft. There are some fantastic ideas for Easter crafts on Pinterest if you’re craft-inclined. Whether you’re a craft diva or craft-challenged like myself, there’s something for everyone.