If you love having Easter Egg Hunts for the Kids but need some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. These are some totally different easter egg hunt ideas. If you need something other than candy to fill the balls of plastic, here are some no candy Easter Egg Filler ideas!
Glow in the Dark
Have a nighttime hunt by placing glow-in-the-dark sticks (you can get a large pack of them on affiliate Amazon). Activate each stick and place it in the egg. Close it up and hide them.
Instead of candy inside the egg, place a puzzle piece. On the back of each puzzle piece is a number. The kids have to find all the eggs (and thus all the pieces) in order to create the puzzle and find all the eggs. Be even more creative by creating your own puzzle vs. a store-bought one. Perhaps have the puzzle be a picture of a toy they can get or a trip they will be taking!) If you have more than one kiddo looking for an egg, have the eggs color-coded per puzzle. So child No. 1 looks only for pink eggs and child No. 2 looks only for blue eggs. Best to have puzzles that are 30 pieces or less!
As an alternative to sweets, place an action inside each egg. As they find each egg, they have to do the action – like, jump in place for 10 seconds, before they can go and find the next egg. It is a good way to burn some energy on Easter!
Instead of running around looking for eggs, have the kids have to solve the clue before looking for the next egg. For example, it can be simple as “Go to the Stairs” or “Go to the Swing Set” for younger kids, or more riddles for older kids “Go to where you like to sleep the most”.
Letter or Number Eggs
Have each egg filled with a letter that you have made on your own from cutouts or foam letters from the craft store. Then have the kids make a craft with it. For example, if they find all the letters of their name, they can make a sign for their bedroom door. Or perhaps it spells out a treat or a trip! Alternatively, number the eggs from 1-10, and kids have to find them in order. Or give them a math equation inside and they have to solve it to find the next egg!
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Do you have special things you fill your Easter Eggs with or ideas for hunts? Let others know in the comments!