3 Clever Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Little Kids

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Easter egg hunts are just plain fun. As our kids have gotten old enough, we have planned and participated in them each year.

This year I’ve come across a few smart ideas that I wanted to pass along.


1. Hidden Easter Basket Clues

Idea from One of a Kind: 15 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

I don’t know about yours, but my kids will LOVE this.

Here’s how it works:

When your ready to begin the challenge, give the child a plastic egg with a clue inside. This clue leads them to another egg with another clue. At the end of a chain of clues, they will find their well-hidden Easter basket.

For me, since my kids are little, I will use “picture clues.” Each egg will contain a picture of the location where the next egg can be found.

You can download a printable version of the picture clues I put together for my kiddos HERE.


Pick and choose the ones that make sense for your home and your child.


2. Easter Egg Coupons

Idea from Bits of Everything

While candy is fun, our little ones can easily get too much of these whipped-sugar-coated-with-more-sugar goodies.

So, as a free and sweet alternative, fill some of their eggs with fun coupons.

In fact, Bits of Everything has already prepared printable coupons for just this purpose HERE.




3. Color Coded Easter Egg Hunt

Idea from Bits of Everything

This is a wonderful idea for those little guys who are big enough to match colors but yet small enough to get mowed over by their older siblings. 

A color coded Easter egg hunt gives everyone an equal shot at the eggs, and it adds an extra element of searching and challenge for the young kids.

Essentially, each child is assigned a color and collect only those eggs. A matching basket will help them remember.

It’s a straight-forward concept, but you can read more by clicking the photo below.


What are your clever Easter Egg Hunt ideas?

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4 Comments on 3 Clever Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Little Kids

  1. BlessedMama
    March 10, 2015 at 1:02 AM (2 years ago)

    Great ideas! We have never put candy in Easter eggs. I have always cut up stickers and put them in Easter eggs. At the dollar tree, you can get a booklet of them for $1. My kids love the stickers, and then I just put a few special healthy treats in their Easter baskets like larabars, etc, and a few other fun things like coloring books, a jump rope, bubbles, etc.

    • Katie Bennett
      March 10, 2015 at 4:39 PM (2 years ago)

      Great ideas!! My kids would LOVE stickers. I’m going to do an Easter egg hunt for my daughter’s birthday party, so I will definitely use these ideas. I’m also going to share these on my Facebook page. Thanks BlessedMAMA!

  2. Carrie
    March 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM (2 years ago)

    We have done Cherrios, stickers, and matchbox cars in my son’s eggs. We don’t do candy so he doesn’t even know the difference and we just use his matchbox cars! He loves it.

    • Katie Bennett
      March 13, 2015 at 8:58 PM (2 years ago)

      That’s a great idea! I am going to do my Easter shopping this weekend, and I think the matchbox cars may be perfect for us. My son is 21 months, so he’s getting into them and we have only a couple. Thanks!

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