How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt

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Things You'll Need

  • Plastic Eggs

  • Easter CDs

  • Paper cups

  • Plastic Tablecloths

  • Beads

  • Punch

  • Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • Easter Basket Stuffers

  • Cookies

  • Napkins

  • Disposable Plates

  • Easter Baskets

  • Easter Decorations

  • Easter Candies

  • Construction Paper

Organize an Easter Egg Hunt

How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt. Turn an ordinary Easter egg hunt into a festive spring affair. With the right decorations and food, you can make it a hunt they'll never forget!


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Step 1

Send out colorful construction paper cutouts in the shape of ducks and rabbits as invitations to the hunt.

Step 2

Fill plastic eggs with small toys, jellybeans, coins, stickers, beads, stamps, key chains and candies. Estimate about a dozen eggs per guest.

Step 3

Decorate nearby tables with pastel-colored tablecloth and streamers.

Step 4

Stock the tables with punch and snacks for hungry hunters.


Step 5

Set up the playing area according to age groups, either dividing the area by age group and marking the boundaries clearly, or by color coding eggs (for example, blue and green ones for the older kids, yellow and pink for younger kids).

Step 6

Hide eggs based on the age group. Go easy on the younger ones, leaving eggs on low branches and open places.

Step 7

Station supervising adults in designated areas of the hunting site at the beginning of the game.

Step 8

Start the game off with a whistle, and let the hunt begin!


Be ready for anything. Prepare extra baskets for kids who forget to bring their own, as well as a first-aid kit for any unforeseen accidents. To get the kids involved without the fear of competition, hide empty plastic eggs and have them trade them in for a bag of goodies at the end of the hunt. For the young-at-heart, how about an egg hunt at night? Provide all players with a basket and a flashlight.


Younger children can choke on such treats as jellybeans and small toys.