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
Jelly_Rabbits_Close_Up

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_Hunting

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

Then give out the prizes!

chocolate_prizes
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.

Jelly_Rabbits

Pin Or Save ‘How To Organise an Easter Egg Hunt For Toddlers’ For Later

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

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

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

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! 

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.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions