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Spring is here, and with it comes the Easter season and all it represents! As a Christian grandma, I rejoice that my Savior lives, and as a grandma, I rejoice that my family will be coming together to celebrate this joyous occasion.
While Easter isn’t about bunnies and hiding colorful, treat-filled eggs, it is a fun little something that my grandkids look forward to, so I enjoy planning many festivities for the day.
If you, too, enjoy a good Easter egg hunt, I invite you to join me in this unforgettable Easter egg hunt:
Set the stage for the hunt
This may be a little (or a lot) over the top, but I am a sucker for small details and like to incorporate them into everything I do with my grandkids. (Do kids appreciate this? I don’t know… That said, don’t feel bad if you don’t have the time or energy to do it!) What I like to do to set the stage for the hunt is to hang up a festive Easter banner, have colorful baskets or bags set up and labeled before they arrive, and, if I am feeling a bit extra, I will set up a photo booth wall with some cute Easter accessories.
Kids LOVE candy – heck, grandmas LOVE candy! Thankfully, candy is inexpensive and easy to come by, but I like adding in a few non-sweet treats, including:
- Money (mainly quarters and gold dollars)
- Lego figurines
- Egg-shaped chalk
- Crocs shoe charms
- Goldfish Crackers and Annie’s Bunnies
- Religious tattoos
- Stamps or stickers
- Hair ties
Mix things up
Would you like to mix things up this year? There are plenty of unique ways to do so, including these unique Easter egg hunt ideas:
Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
If you are having overnight guests, fill plastic eggs with small glow sticks and hide them around the yard or house. Hand out flashlights to the kids and let them search for the glowing eggs in the dark!
Puzzle Piece Egg Hunt
Place a puzzle piece inside each Easter egg and hide them. Once your grandkids have found all the eggs, they must work together to assemble the puzzle, revealing a special message or picture.
Color-Coded Egg Hunt
Assign each child a specific color of Easter eggs to search for. This ensures that each participant gets an equal number of eggs and helps prevent competition or disputes between the cousins.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of clues or riddles that lead the children to the hidden eggs. Each clue should guide them to the next egg, with the final egg containing a special prize or treat. (I have lots of scavenger hunt ideas and inspiration here!)
Sensory Easter Egg Hunt
Fill eggs with various sensory materials such as playdough, slime, or small textured toys. This egg hunt encourages your grandchildren to explore different textures and sensations, making it both fun and educational.
Easter Egg Obstacle Course
Design a fun and challenging obstacle course for the grands to navigate while hunting for eggs! Incorporate elements such as hopping like a bunny, crawling under a “tunnel” made of chairs, or balancing on a “tightrope” made of string.
Easter Egg Bingo
Create bingo cards with pictures or descriptions of various types of eggs (e.g., striped, polka-dotted, glittery, or with specific stickers). As children find eggs that match their cards, they mark them off. The first child to complete a row or column on their bingo card wins a small prize.
I hope this article gives you ideas and inspiration for a memorable Easter egg hunt with your grandkids! If you do any of these things (or if you have other ideas), please let me know! My inbox is always open! Happy Easter to you and your family, from your friend, Devoted Grandma.