20 Cute and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Every Age

April 9, 2020

The whole family will love these egg-citing hunts.

One of our favorite Easter traditions, the Easter egg hunt is a great way to celebrate the holiday with your friends and family. Whether you're throwing a fancy garden party or a laid-back gathering this  Easter, we’ve found creative egg hunt ideas to make the big search exciting for everyone. From egg hunts with smartphones to eggs tied to balloons, we’ve rounded up tons of options for babies, toddlers, teens, and even adults. So dye your eggs and decorate your baskets. Happy hunting!

Elegant Easter Bags

Instead of a basket, have everyone create their own personalized Easter bag using craft supplies like tissue paper, scrapbook paper, and finger paint.

Get the tutorial from A New Mum »

Easter Egg Hunt Clues

As your kids get older, make Easter morning more exciting by challenging them to a scavenger hunt to find their basket of goodies.

Get the tutorial at Edventures With Kids »

Bunny Easter Eggs

Put an even cuter spin on your eggs by drawing an adorable bunny face on them using a Sharpie.

Get the tutorial at Smart School House »

Carrot Bubble Wands

These adorable DIY bubble wands will have everyone in the Easter spirit.

Get the tutorial from Little Home Reloved »

Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs

Make your egg hunt sustainable this year (and every year!) with these DIY wooden eggs.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith »

Eggs in Bloom

Best for wee egg hunters, these egg flowers are "plantable." Stick pipe cleaner stems, topped with a goodie-filled egg, into your garden and encourage little ones to uproot them.

Get the tutorial at Make and Takes »

QR Codes and Smartphones

The teens (and honestly, the grown-ups too) will definitely be excited about this high-tech twist on the classic egg hunt.

Get the tutorial from Bits of Everything »

Egg Hunt Checklist

There can be so much more to the search than simply collecting eggs. Ask participants to locate flowers, backyard creatures, and eggs in a specific variety of colors.

Get the tutorial from A Mom's Take »

Easter Bunny Trail

Leave the eggs out in plain sight for younger kids and lay them out in a trail so they lead to Easter baskets.

Get the tutorial from Smart School House »

Bunny Crowns

Give your little ones bunny crowns to wear as they search for eggs.

Get the tutorial from Meethaha »

Eggs with a Special Reward Inside

Candy doesn't have to be the egg huntprize. Opt for "privilege" notes instead, which offers children special time with mom and dad, an extra 15 minutes before bedtime, or the last slice of pie.

See more from Over the Big Moon »

Egg Crates

Before the hunt, place egg crates on the kids' table and encourage participants to bring them to the starting line. The first person to fill every egg slot wins something extra special. The last hot-cross bun, perhaps...

Get the tutorial from Catch My Party »

Floating Eggs

Perfect for the littlest egg hunters, using balloons as markers makes finding eggs (and yummy treats) a breeze.

Get the tutorial from Celebrations at Home

The Golden Egg

Even if you're dedicated to a more traditional hunt, throwing a special egg into the mix can't hurt. Whoever finds the golden egg wins serious bragging rights — and an extra special treat.

Get the tutorial from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog

Egg Poppers

If you favor the untraditional, consider hanging egg poppers from a tree. Give each child a specific color and telling them to pull, twist and pop to their hearts' content. Another bonus: Don't these colorful eggs look like candy?

Get the tutorial from Studio DIY »

Pretty Printables

Give little clues in the form of these adorable (and free!) printables. Simply mount them on a stick and stick them into the ground where necessary.

Get the tutorial from Lia Griffith »

Crack the Egg Hunt

Feeling really ambitious this year? This one will take some time and planning, but it will have the kids in true detective mode. Roll up clues inside hollowed out eggs (we're talking about the real kind!) by poking a hole in the base of the egg with a needle. Hide the eggs and tell kids to crack them when they find them to receive their next clue, which will lead them to the next egg. How fun is that?

Get the tutorial from Tangled and True »

Festive Photobooth

Set up a quick and easy photo booth to capture family moments during the egg hunt. Place a bunch in front of a pretty tree, hang paper flowers, and offer guests props like these elegant picture frames. Now strike a pose!

Get the tutorial from Style Me Pretty »

Garden Party Invite

If you're feeling fancy this year, consider creating a formal egg hunt invitation. Throw a garden party and encourage everyone (little ones included!) to dress in their Sunday best. It'll make the egg hunt feel much more special this year.

Get the tutorial from Style Me Pretty »

Egg Garland

Incorporate any extra Easter eggs into your decor with this festive garland. You could even have participants make the garland as a fun post-hunt activity.

Get the tutorial from Eclectically Vintage »