When we had my oldest, we lived in a small 2-bedroom city apartment with an even smaller outdoor space. An outdoor Easter Egg hunt was often just not feasible — very few hiding spots! — especially after kiddo number two arrived. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make an indoor hunt fun and entertaining.
Whether it’s rainy or you simply want to switch things up while stuck at home, these Easter Egg hunt ideas are for you.
Turn the Easter Egg Hunt into a Scavenger Hunt or Game
While searching for Easter baskets and eggs is fun, expanding the hunt with scavenger hunt clues is even more fun. You can either make your own, or buy pre-made clues. This also works with younger kids who aren’t yet reading; just make or use picture clues instead.
Want to make sure your kiddos are still getting their energy out? Put tasks or activities in the eggs; they have to do the task — such as “hop like a bunny” — before they can move on with the hunt.
If you want to add another layer of fun, fill some of the Easter eggs will puzzle pieces instead. That way, even when the hunt is over, they have another awesome activity to do.
Make the Easter Eggs Harder to Find
I feel like there are even more places to hide eggs for an indoor Easter egg hunt: think coat pockets, in tissue boxes, under towels. Even so, if you want to make the hunt even harder, change up the conditions in which your kids go a’hunting. Perhaps turn off the lights so they have to search in the dark. Or put them in blindfolds and force them to use the sense of touch to find the eggs.
Change Up the Easter Egg Fillings
Don’t want your kiddos hopped up on sugar when they’re stuck inside? Change what you put inside the eggs. You can replace the filling with things like coins (not of the chocolate variety) or ‘privilege cards,’ which are basically coupons for things that kids really want, like an extra hour of screen time.
Color Code Your Eggs
For younger kids, assign a color or two to each child. Perhaps one child gets tasked with finding pink eggs. The other gets to find the orange eggs. This way they end up with the same amount of eggs and they practice their colors. It’s a win-win.
For older kids, divide into teams and challenge each team to find the colors of the rainbow.
Even if you need to move your Easter egg hunt indoors this year, there are plenty of ways to keep it fun and interactive.