Easter (like Christmas) is very important around here because of it’s spiritual significance. However, the holiday is also filled with fun family traditions that my kids still love. The baskets, the egg dying, the Easter egg hunt, the chocolate bunnies and Cadbury eggs… Sure they’re teenagers so there is no mystery behind a magical bunny delivering all the goods, but they still dig the festivities nonetheless.
This year will most likely be our last Easter with Evan for a while. With our son heading to college, I’m continually aware of how different things are going to be and so I want to make this Easter a memorable one. When I heard about an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, I knew I’d come across the perfect solution for my teens.
Upfront, I decided I would want each kid to have their own scavenger hunt to figure out. I want to use the entire house and I want them heading in different directions in the process. They will each ultimately find their own Easter basket hidden in two distinctly different places in our home.
This is going to take some orchestrating.
I started off by brainstorming egg locations. I came up with 15 places throughout our home that I could hide eggs in. Even though I want each hunt to be unique to each of my kids, I am using the same clues, but I will have them come up in a different order. So even though they might find a clue in the same drawer, that clue won’t come up in the same sequence.
I then came up with clever clues for each hiding spot. Clever should probably be more “clever” because coming up with riddles isn’t my strong suit. However, if you would like to use my “witty” hints for your own hunt, I have included them here as a free download. I tried to keep the clues pretty common and they can be completely customized for the age of your egg hunters. The free downloadable list is here: scavenger hunt clues.
Once I had all of my clues figured out, I got out a sharpie and my eggs to begin putting this all together.
Since some of the eggs would be hidden in the same spot, I marked each egg with my teens initial and the numbered clue.
In a few of the eggs I added candy because what’s an Easter egg hunt without a little something sweet to enjoy along the way.
Bonus tip: I love that this scavenger hunt can easily be set-up ahead of time. As I put each egg out, I’ll double check the clue inside because it would be just like me to mix things up and have this make no sense what’s so ever.
That’s pretty much it. Fingers crossed that this will be a total success and not completely lame. On Friday, I’ll be sharing my favorite picks for filling teen Easter baskets.
Have you ever held an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt? What are some of your favorite Easter traditions? How do you keep things interesting as your kids get older?