How To Organise The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers

Ever found yourself wondering how to how to organise the perfect Easter egg hunt for toddlers?

The boys have been to a fair few Easter egg hunts over the years and I’ve come to the conclusion that — whilst they are a fun way to while away a morning — they’re not always weighted fairly for the littlest members of the party.

More often than not, all of the chocolate eggs have been located before the toddlers have even grasped what they’re supposed to be doing. 

Plus, reading Easter egg hunt clues out to two year olds has proven to be somewhat ‘challenging’; cue blank faces and the realisation that they don’t understand the majority of the words you’re using, let alone unscramble a riddle.

So with this in mind,  I thought I’d share my fail-safe tips for the perfect Easter egg hunt at home for toddlers — minis, tweens, teens, adults — basically the best, most fool-proof Easter egg hunt ideas for large groups (or small groups) of all ages! 

How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers

1. Gather together a selection of vessels to collect the ‘treasure’.

Bags, boxes or baskets — you can trawl charity shops for traditional wicker baskets or buy Easter themed bags from places like Amazon and supermarkets.

Little easter bags for an Easter egg hunt from the post How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers by The Twinkle Diaries

Fluffy lamp easter bags for the perfect Easter egg hunt

2. You’ll also need a selection of eggs in a range of colours; aim for around 5-10 of the same colour. One colour per child or — if you’ve a lot of egg-hunters joining in — per group.

If you fancy getting your craft on, you can paint — or spray — boiled or blown eggs — or white polystyrene ones.

Alternatively if you’re lazy or rushed for time (I like to think I fall in the latter category) you can buy egg-sellent pre-coloured plastic eggs.

Colourful plastic eggs, ready for the perfect Easter egg hunt
Colourful plastic eggs, ready for the perfect Easter egg hunt

Colourful plastic eggs, ready for the perfect Easter egg hunt

3. Decorate the garden with hanging eggs and ribbons and hide the coloured eggs around the garden (or house if you’re planning on doing an indoor hunt).

If you’re feeling particularly generous you can also hide extra treats and spot prizes.

Ribbons and eggs hanging from a tree for an Easter egg hunt

A little hand reaching for a colourful egg at an Easter egg hunt

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4. Explain to your little egg-hunters what they’re supposed to be doing.

The Rules Of The Game

Allocate each child with a colour; or — if if you have lots of kids joining in — split them into teams and give each team a colour.

Give the starting orders.

Off they go!

How To Organise The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers

How To Organise The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers

Cosmo_Egg_Hunting5. When all of the coloured eggs have been found, count them up.

Then give out the prizes!

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How To Organise The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers
The cutest Easter bunny — ears are optional!

All The Fun of The Fair

By far the easiest — and fairest — way to host an egg-cellent egg hunt.

No need to worry about complicated riddles and rhyming couplets and no upset for any of the participants because someone has found more chocolate than them!

Easy peasy.

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How To Organise an Easter Hunt for Toddlers {and kids of ALL ages!}

Little easter bags for an Easter egg hunt from the post How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers by The Twinkle Diaries

Ever found yourself wondering how to how to organise the perfect Easter egg hunt for toddlers? This is the best, most fool-proof Easter egg hunt idea for large groups (or small groups) of all ages! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Bags, boxes or baskets
  • Pre-coloured plastic eggs or painted/sprayed boiled or polystyrene eggs
  • Chocolate eggs or Easter treats (for prizes)

Instructions

  1. Gather together a selection of bags, boxes or baskets to collect the ‘treasure’.

    — you can trawl charity shops for traditional wicker baskets or buy Easter themed bags from places like Amazon and supermarkets.
  2. You’ll also need a selection of eggs in a range of colours; aim for around 5-10 eggs of the same colour. One colour per child or — if you’ve a lot of egg-hunters joining in — one colour per group.

    If you fancy getting your craft on, you can paint — or spray — boiled or blown eggs — or white polystyrene ones. Alternatively if you’re rushed for time, you can buy pre-coloured plastic eggs.
  3. Hide the coloured eggs all around the garden (or house if you're doing an indoor hunt).

    If you’re feeling particularly generous you can also hide extra treats and spot prizes.
  4. Explain to your little egg-hunters what they’re supposed to be doing.
  5. Allocate each child with a colour; or — if if you have lots of kids joining in — split them into teams and give each team a colour.

    Give the starting orders.

    Off they go!
  6. When all of the coloured eggs have been found, count them up.
  7. Then give out the prizes! Equal amounts of chocolate (or Easter treats) for every child that participates, to make it fair.

Notes

To make things extra special, and really set the scene, you can decorate the garden (or house if you’re planning on doing an indoor hunt) with hanging eggs and ribbons.

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

28 thoughts on “How To Organise The Perfect Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers

  1. Very sweet pictures and great how-to on doing a successful egg hunt. Lily is just 13 months so we didn’t do one with her this year but we will be doing next year so this is fab (have bookmarked!) X

  2. Great tips for planning a Easter egg hunt. I didn’t think about having one colour per child, so thanks for the tip! :)

  3. Dammit! I wished I read this before Easter, it would have save me all the stress I went this Easter. I am bookmarking this page for next Easter. This is definitely the best Easter egg hunt that is fair for all. Thanks for sharng and the photos are amazing.

  4. Looks like so much fun. I may be in my 20s but I am still extremely jealous of how awesome this looks. I never did Easter egg hunts as a child, but it’s something I’m definitely going to organise for my own kids. x

  5. Aww what a lovely post. It’s funny i was having this conversation with someone yesterday about how the big kids always get to the chocolate first leaving little ones in fits of tears. A delightful way to host an egg hunt, very fair indeed! :)

    1. Thanks so much Cydney — yep I agree, I’ve been to so many egg hunts where the little ones have been so upset not to have collected any eggs! Turns into a nightmare rather than a fun thing to do!! ;)

  6. What a gorgeous blog post, thank you for sharing your tips. This looks like such a fun activity, I love the plastic eggs! Those Joules raincoats are absolutely adorable too, I want one in big size please!

    Your blog is absolutely gorgeous, i’m following you now! x

  7. I have to agree I hate egg hunts where the older ones all grab the treasure before little ones get chance to join in.

    I’m a huge fan of the plastic eggs. I fill with hair bands, bouncy balls etc as there is too much chocolate otherwise.

    1. Agree — I’ve been to so many where the big ones have literally sped round and taken all the treasure before the tiny people have any idea what they’re supposed to be doing!! Plastic eggs are the way forward! ;)

    1. It’s such a lovely tradition!! We did another on Sunday and hid little chocolate eggs around the house — as the boys have only just turned three — that was just as fun. The coloured eggs work SO well when there’s lots of children though — particularly when there’s kids of different ages :)

  8. Cute pictures :) We didn’t even try any clues or hiding the eggs with our two year old toddler – I just plopped them on the ground and that was fun enough :) Love the idea of plastic eggs, mine has eaten far too much chocolate today…

    1. Aaah we did a similar thing yesterday — just hid them round the house! The coloured eggs work really well when there are lots of children of different ages though. And yep — me too!! I’ve eaten my own body weight in chocolate this weekend!!!! ;)

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