How to Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

How to Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

Organizing an Easter egg hunt is such a lovely way to celebrate Easter Sunday as a family. They are fun for children of all ages and they are easy enough to set up. My oldest son is now three-and-a-half years old and he is looking forward to the Easter egg hunt this year. We have gone to community centre and organized Easter egg hunts for the past couple of years so this will be our fist official Easter egg hunt at home.

Here’s how you can organize an Easter egg hunt


  • Chocolate Easter eggs, you can get a variety. (Kinder offers an Egg hunt kit that has a selection of eggs that would be perfect!, you can also get plastic eggs and fill them with candy, smaller chocolate eggs or small toys)
  • Paper bags
  • Craft materials, paint, crayons etc
  • Pen and Paper


  • Set up the location where the Easter egg hunt is going to happen, the backyard for example.
  • Set up a boundary for the game so the children know where to look for the eggs.
  • Hide the Easter eggs in places little ones can reach, you can spread the eggs in the lawn, hide them on trees, bushes etc.
  • Make a list of  the hiding places, especially the “hard to find” ones.
  • Before the hunt starts get your children to decorate the paper bags with Easter themed pictures and colours.
  • Set up a few ground rules and make sure children understand them, for example chocolate consumption before the hunt ends etc.


  • Hide a few “golden” eggs and have small prizes ready to give to whoever finds them.
  • Ensure all children get the same amount of eggs by having them come to check in when they collect a certain number of eggs, wait until they all return and then they can go looking for more again.
  • If they collect a lot of chocolate trade in some of the chocolate for small toys, colouring materials, stickers etc.

Will Easter Egg hunts become a family tradition in your family?

How to Organize An Easter Egg Hunt

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

21 responses to “How to Organize An Easter Egg Hunt”

  1. Great how to! cant wait to put it together for the kids

  2. Thanks for the awesome idea and great tips! Going to try this this year since our town isn’t hosting en egg hunt due to the Floods.

  3. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I miss having Easter egg hunts and the whole holiday treats and everything, just not the same with my girls grown

  5. Thanks for the tips, I’ve been wanting to organize an easter egg hunt, this will help.

  6. Thanks for sharing your tip on “How to Organize An Easter Egg Hunt”. As a matter of fact I even pinned this tip to my Pinterest Holiday Fun Board.

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  7. a lot of good ideas here. Searching for Easter eggs has always been fun in my family – now it’s the grandchildren doing the searching and my children doing the hiding. 🙂

  8. these are some great tips! We organize the easter egg hunt for the neighbourhood kids and it’s always lots of fun. I like the idea of having them check in when they collect a certain number of eggs. Makes it fair for everyone. We’ll try that this year! 🙂

  9. Great tips. Just in time for Easter. Thank you 🙂

  10. these are great tips! i loved easter egg hunts as a kid and will be starting this tradition with my own family

  11. Great tips! That’s definitely one thing I miss about being a kid.

  12. My daughter has a huge backyard with lots of hiding spots

  13. Awesome, I remember when I was younger it was always fun and exciting to join an easter egg hunt.

  14. They definitely were a tradition but now that my kids are grown up and my only grand child lives overseas, I’m missing out!

  15. I do enjoy watching my grandchildren search for Easter eggs, they are so excited and have so much fun. I do hope we can do it outside this year but who knows since it did snow today and then rained so it’s fingers crossed here. 🙂

  16. I love the tip to have them come back at a certain number of eggs so everyone gets the same amount. So smart!

  17. Great post! There was one year I forgot to mark/list where I hid all the plastic eggs (thankfully they were not chocolate) and we were finding them months and even years later!

  18. It’s been snowing all day here and still is, we do have until Monday I’ve just heard for it to clear and dry up as my daughter-in-law (a nurse) has to work, so for us Easter in on Monday. 🙂

  19. I always did, now my daughter does for my granddaughters! Thanks for the great tips!

  20. I love the idea of having golden eggs! I’ll have to keep that in mind for the future.

  21. Thanks for the tips. Easter egg hunts are so much fun!

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