Looking for Easter ideas for a fun home celebration? Even you have decided to celebrate Easter at home, you can still have a great time with the kids. If you want to have an Easter egg hunt of your own, there are several ways that you can do that.
Any of these ideas will make for a good time for the whole family and allow you to participate in a regular Easter tradition without leaving home.
When is Easter this year – 2021?
Easter is a “movable feast” that is always held on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. This year, Easter will be observed on Sunday, April 4th.
Easter Ideas For A Fun Home Celebration
The Puzzle Piece Hunt
You can put just about anything inside plastic eggs, so why not individual puzzle pieces? Just take a small puzzle and place them in eggs and hide them around the house. The kids can work together to find all the eggs, complete the puzzle, and get an ultimate prize for their efforts!
The Search by Color Hunt
This is a great idea for a fun home celebration of Easter! This could work a few different ways. You can dedicate a color (your child’s favorite) to each child and let them go wild finding the eggs that belong to them. You could also make it a race to see who can find so many eggs of a specific color. At the end of the race, each child can get their Easter basket. You could even match the colors of the baskets to the eggs they were hunting for!
The Egg Scavenger Hunt
Create clues to let your kids know where they are going, leading to an ultimate egg that tells them where their baskets are. Start them off with a clue that leads them to their first egg and from there, each egg has another clue. This is great is you’re a more creative family and want to liven things up beyond the usual.
An Egg Relay Race
Hunting for your own eggs is fun, but why not pair up and have double the fun? Separate eggs or candy eggs and hide them wherever you want. Separate into teams and give every team their own color egg to find. You could also make it a free-for-all, where anyone can take the ones they find. As this is a relay race, teams take turns hunting, finding, and then passing the fun to their teammate.
The By Kids for Kids Egg Hunt
If you have kids of different ages, everyone can get involved in this. The day before the big hunt, let everyone decorate eggs or if you’re filling them you can do that part, too. Before the hunt, let the older kids hide them for the younger ones. In the meantime, you can hide some special surprises for the older kids, too!
The Arcade-Style Egg Hunt
Finding eggs is fun, but if your kids enjoy the arcade, they will love this one! Fill your eggs with tokens of some kind instead of candy or other trinkets. At the end of the hunt, the kids can turn in their tokens for some predetermined prizes that you have set up for them!
The Pirate Hunt
Start by making your pirates a master map with the X that marks the spot where they will find the ultimate treasure. If you want to make things interesting, the map pieces can be placed inside of the eggs so that the kids have to piece the map together and find their treasure. You could also give each child their own piece of the map and once they find their eggs, they can put the map together and find the big treasure!
Activity Egg Hunts
Give your kids a little fun by filling their eggs with activity IOUs. Each egg contains an activity that can be done at home that you’ll do with them. Each child gets whatever activities that come in the eggs they find. Some ideas could include movie night, baking time, video game time, or anything that your child enjoys that you can do with them.
The Sadie Hawkins Hunt
While this usually involves a girl asking a boy out, in this case, the kids would hide eggs for the parents. The kids would get to fill the eggs, too. Of course, instead of giving out candy, the eggs would have special tickets inside. Some tickets might be to skip a chore of the child’s choosing, a dinner ticket allowing the kids to pick the meal, or a film choice for the family movie night. Of course, before the kids write out the tickets, you can let them know any restrictions so that things don’t get too wild.
The Golden Egg Hunt
Everyone wants to find that special golden egg, right? While all the eggs are special and either brightly decorated or filled with candy, the golden egg is the truly special prize. Based on your children’s interest, you could fill it with money, a special candy, or even some other type of goodie they have been wanting.
What are your plans for your Easter egg hunt this year? If you’re planning a fun idea, be sure to let us know in the comments.
And if you do decide to head out and participate in an Easter celebration, check out our list of 10 places to attend an Easter Egg Hunt in the Dallas area.