Use Hatchimal eggs to change up your Easter egg hunt this year! Save eggs, save money with plastic eggs, candy, and toys, and use these prefilled Hatchimal eggs instead! Kids of all ages will love these hatchimal eggs like toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary aged kids as these cute pink and purple eggs are filled with cute little critters and a surprise friend!
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Have you seen the Hatchimal eggs?
While my kids have loved Hatchimals year round, the Hatchimal egg is perfect for an Easter egg hunt. I thought it would be fun to explore a Hatchimal egg hunt with kids this year.
This Easter, we are changing up our traditional Easter Egg Hunt by adding in a new surprise — Hatchimals CollEGGtibles!
Related: We have even more Hatchimal fun with these Hatchimals coloring pages!
Hatchimal Eggs for Easter Egg Hunt Fun
Instead of spending hours adding candy and trinkets to plastic eggs that will just add clutter to our house, we decided to put a Hatchimals spin on our egg hunt.
For this Easter egg hunt activity, we used:
Hatchimals, our favorite creatures that live inside eggs, can also be collected in a smaller version, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles, that are perfect for an egg hunt.
There are more than 100 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles to collect. Other Hatchimals that are perfect for Easter and Easter egg hunting:
- Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Spring Bouquet with 6 Exclusive eggs
- Hatchimal CollEGGtibles 12 pack
- Hatchimal CollEGGtibles Galmfetti 12 pack
What Family is My Hatchimal From?
If you are wondering what family your Hatchimal is from, check out their color. The speckled color of the egg tells you what family they are from:
- Green = Forest
- Red = Farm
- Purple = Jungle
- Pink = Garden
- Light Blue = River
- Yellow = Savannah
- Brown = Desert
- Bright Blue = Ocean
- Purply Pink = Magical Meadow
- Greyish White = Snowflake Shire
- Purply Blue = Crystal Canyon
For a better experience maybe make a template to leave in the basket so they know where their little toys are from!
How to Hatch a Hatchimal
In order to hatch, the Hatchimal needs your help!
Step 1 – Hatch a Hatchimal
Rub the heart on the egg and as it changes from purple to pink, you know it’s ready to hatch!
Step 2 – Hatch a Hatchimal
Press your thumb into the heart until the egg cracks.
Step 3 – Hatch a Hatchimal
Peel away the shell to reveal your Hatchimal!
Step 4 – Hatch a Hatchimal
You can remove the shell until the wavy line to create a small nest for your Hatchimal.
Look how cute they look sitting at the bottom of the egg. Each one has an adorable hatchimal! They kind of look like magical creatures!
Hosting a Hatchimal Easter Egg Hunt
The grown-ups hid the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles around our yard, and even included a BIG Hatchimals Surprise as the grand prize.
The kids were so excited to try to find it <– we made sure to hide that one *really* well!
I made Easter baskets for each child, and as they came outside, they grabbed a basket.
When it was time to hunt, they took off looking for the eggs!
We had boys and girls ranging from ages 8 to 3 and each one had an amazing time.
They couldn’t wait to open their Hatchimals!
And then once the Hatchimals were hatched, they couldn’t wait to play with them! They had so many new friends to play with that came out of this printed heart egg.
Favorite Hatchimals were identified from the hunt.
The kids had so much fun hatching and playing with their Hatchimals at the end of the hunt.
We like to call my nephew Eli the “expert finder.” He found the big egg just a few minutes into the hunt!
He was so thrilled!
The hunt didn’t last long — it is amazing how kids can find and collect dozens of eggs in mere minutes! But that didn’t mean the fun was over. With our usual hunts, the kids open their eggs and dump out the trinkets or candy, which is quickly forgotten.
This time, though, the kids were able to hatch their CollEGGtibles and spent hours playing with their Hatchimals.
Using CollEGGtibles instead of traditional Easter eggs made the hunt 10x more exciting and left the kids with a cute little creature to keep!
More Egg Hunt Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- Some more fun Easter egg hunt ideas
- Oh so many easy and fun egg hunt ideas for kids!
- Have you seen the Dinosaur eggs for Easter egg hunting?
- Easter basket ideas for kids that don’t include candy…
Would your kids love a Hatchimal egg hunt this year for Easter?