The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, Easter is almost here. There is nothing more exciting than organizing an egg hunt or a treasure hunt for parents, children or even for both!
It could take place anywhere. It can be in a single room, a house, a garden, a park, a school or even an entire village!
Plan ahead and set a date. Make it appear to be a big event or better yet, make it one. Make your Easter baskets, stock up on chocolate eggs and candy. Locate the hunting area and the hiding spots you intend to use. Write the treasure hunt clues. Decorate! Make it appear as if there is a party going on!
Evaluating the group of people involved is very helpful in deciding how many hiding places you may need, how well the eggs should be hidden and the size of the hunting area.
To make things easier for you, I’ve created printable basket and egg templates that you can print for free. Print the pages as many times necessary. Simply fill out the form below and you will receive an e-mail with a link to download the printable file containing both pages. Here’s a link to a video showing how to make the basket.
How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt
1. Print a basket for each player.
2. Cut the paper eggs out. You will need 10-20 per person. If you want the hunt to last longer, use more. Along with the paper eggs you could use real boiled eggs, chocolate eggs, plastic eggs filled with candy, jelly beans or any other candy. You could also include a well-hidden golden egg with a special prize.
3. Choose a hunting location and a large number of safe hiding places.
4. Set the date and invite your players.
5. Hide the eggs the day of the event and keep track of where you put them.
6. If the players are not of the same age, divide them into teams to ensure fairness.
7. Set rules such as, the winner being the person who finds the most eggs or the golden egg or the first person to get 10 eggs or the person who finds the most eggs within a certain time limit, or who finds eggs of a specific color.
8. Assist children who are having trouble finding eggs. They’re all supposed to have a good time.
How to Organize an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
1. Make clues. The clues could be pictures, puzzles, riddles, rymes with missing words and anything else you can think could be used as clues. If you search the term “treasure hunt clues” on the internet, you will find lots of clues and riddles for an indoor or outdoor treasure hunt.
2. Cut out the paper eggs.
3. Decide where the hunting area will be and the route with its hiding places.
4. Write the clues on the white side of the printed eggs and number them so that the hunters don’t miss any.
5. With each hidden clue, you could include a small prize, one for each hunter, or something they could share. The final clue always has the larger prize; after all, it’s the treasure!
6. Set the date and invite the hunters.
7. On the day of the event, keep the first clue and hide the rest without missing a step, as well as the treasure!
8. The hunters need to stay in a group and move all together. Set rules if necessary.
9. Give the first clue to the youngest player… and let the hunt begin!
Have a great time!!!
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