Entertain kids of all ages with an Easter egg hunt that is more than just searching for eggs in a field or throughout a house. Move your hunt outdoors to a yard, park or even a pool where families can make a game out of finding hidden eggs. Depending on the number of kids participating, you should divide them into age groups to make the hunting fair and award prizes based on the age groups.
Pool Egg Hunt
Fill the top of a pool with plastic eggs filled with Easter goodies and let kids scoop up the eggs. Depending on the children's swimming capabilities, place the eggs in various depths of the pool. If you have a waterslide going into the pool, have all of the kids at the bottom of the slide and let the eggs loose from the top of it. Another pool egg hunt idea is to find a pool with a wet deck where toddlers can walk around and scoop up eggs that are floating on the top of the shallow water.
Flashlight Egg Hunt
Schedule your egg hunt for later in the evening when it is getting dark and have kids search for the eggs by using a flashlight. In a large, open field, scatter various coloured plastic eggs, including some glow-in-the-dark eggs, filled with candy or other treats. Have the kids walk through the field with their flashlights and baskets in search of the Easter eggs.
Treasure Egg Hunt
Send kids on a treasure hunt in search of the golden egg or a basketful of Easter treasures. Rather than put candy and goodies in the plastic Easter eggs, place little clues for the kids to solve and find the treasure. If there are a lot of kids participating, divide them up into teams. Give each team a certain colour and they can only pick up eggs that are in that colour. If you are having the treasure egg hunt in a park, send kids all around to the slide, swings, picnic bench and monkey bars. At the end, award a prize or gift basket to each child for finishing the treasure hunt.
To limit the amount of eggs and prizes each child gets and keep the egg hunt fair to all of those participating, create a checklist of eggs the children need to find. Checklists should include various items, such as find one blue, one pink, three green, two yellow, one purple and six green eggs. Throw in a few golden eggs that kids can try to find once they have completed the checklist. Offer a prize in each age group for the first one to find all the eggs on the checklist.