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The Easter egg hunt doesn’t have to just be chocolate eggs quickly hidden around the yard, we have some great ideas to spice up the hunt and make it extra fun.

1. Write clues for older children to find the hiding spots

2. Draw a treasure map – on a puzzle that they have to find all the pieces and put together to find the treats.

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3. Create a lolly garden bed for the kids to discover

4. Fill plastic eggs with little toy treats to reduce the sugar

5. Get the kids to make their own Easter bunny egg collecting bags

6. Make a treasure map

7. Make cute little signs for the kids to follow

8. Hide Easter treats inside balloons

9. Make Easter bunny footprints – FREE printable

10. Do a night hunt with glow sticks and plastic eggs!

What do you do to make the kids egg hunt extra fun? Please add your comment below.

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  • We do a treasure hunt with toy treats :)

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  • Cool ideas! My son is only close on 3 and daughter 6 months so we have only had one Easter hunt around the veranda at my in-laws farm. Hoping to do something similar again this year but include some hot wheels and less chocolate, as he doesn’t regularly eat it.

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  • I like the idea with plastic eggs and Lego!

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  • This is the first time we have done an Easter hunt with clues and it was soooo much fun. This will be a new tradition in our house I think.

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  • I love the little riddles and the glow sticks in the plastic eggs. Such fun ideas.

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  • I used to do treasure hunts, leaving clues til they get to the eggs. One year I laid out a huge long piece of string that they had to follow to their eggs. I’ve also put them in their school bags, makes for a nice surprise when they return to school

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  • The cute Easter Bunny signs are a good start!

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  • We love Easter and we have a lot a fun and we always have a few surprises.


    • We enjoy it as much as the kids – making it fun for all is the key. :)

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  • What great fun and crafty ideas.

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  • Once my eldest can read, I will try this. Simple, fun and gives me time to finish a cup of tea for breakfast.

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  • These are all fantastic ideas. I wish I’d had these many years back when my son was younger. He was always up for an activity.

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  • All these ideas sound fabulous.

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  • These are great! I’ve done the foot prints the last 2yrs & it’s been a huge hit.

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  • We make a treasure map as our kids are quite small, they love it

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  • I can’t wait till next year whe my son will be old enough to go on an Easter hunt!! I’ll have to remember these ideas!

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