Hosting An Easter Egg Hunt

Throw a neighborhood Easter egg-hunting party. These games and activities will keep your party hopping!

Easter Basket Cake

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Tips for a Terrific Easter Egg Hunt

  • Tuck a small piece of paper with party details into hollow plastic eggs. Let kids hand-deliver them.
  • Sprinkle baby powder “paw prints” around the house. Invite kids to follow the Easter Bunny to where the hunt begins.
  • Before guests arrive, hide eggs in both easy and difficult places to keep kids challenged.
  • Check your weather forecast if you plan an outdoor hunt.
  • Award special prizes for eggs rolled in glitter or marked by special stickers.
  • Assign each child a color of egg to find, or limit the number of eggs each child can keep so no child gets left out.
  • Have colorful beach pails on hand for collecting eggs.

Party Games

  • Engage kids with all kinds of games: assemble kids into teams for an egg relay race. Eggs are carried on spoons or forks (more difficult) and first team to finish is the winner. Or have players on hands and knees, using only their noses to nudge eggs past the finish line.
  • Use old pillowcases for an old-fashioned “bunny hop” sack race.
  • Forget pinning the tail on the donkey! Tack up a drawing of Peter Rabbit. Pass out cotton balls with double-stick tape for tails.

More Fun Easter Activities

  • Enlist older children’s help in face-painting. Use non-toxic colors found at your local craft or costume store to draw bunny noses and whiskers, flowers, and butterflies.
  • Let kids decorate their own “basket” desserts to bring home: spread icing on sugar cookies or cupcakes; sprinkle with green tinted coconut for grass, and top with jellybean “eggs.”
  • Consider treats beside sweets. Art supplies, kid-sized gardening tools and seeds, or cool bath things (don’t forget the rubber ducky) make fun surprises.

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