Indoor Easter Egg Hunt with Clues

If you’re looking for some ideas for next week’s great annual chocolate chow-down (otherwise known as Easter Sunday), then this egg-hunt might be up your street. It’s intended to eek out the process of ‘find an egg and stuff it in your gob’ which seems to be the unwritten rule of egg hunts.

As usual, it has a fatal flaw which only became apparent after it was concocted. It was a naive question from my youngest (“does the bunny leave Kinder eggs?”) which helped me see the error of my ways.  These days, Easter isn’t Easter apparently without Kinder Eggs.  The timing of his requests appear to be a repeating issue.  After all, we’ve only just recovered from the 11th hour request for Ninja-style eggs.  The only form of Kinder Surprise they are going to get this Easter is that our bunny doesn’t deliver them.  So, I’ll have to hope that the fun of following the clues gives sufficient distraction – although this isn’t the first time that my attempt at creating the magic has fallen flat (the jury is still out on the merits of the tooth fairy’s ditties).

The plan for our non-Kinder Easter egg hunt is for the boys to find the following letter from the Easter Bunny on next Sunday:

“I came to your house for a cup of tea and hid my eggs where you didn’t see.

How many can you find from the trail I left behind?

You each have a different route, so take a look and have a hoot!”

I printed the letter onto card which I cut into an egg-shape to keep with the theme.  I’ve got two baskets left over from a previous year which will be left out for them, along with their first clues to where to go to next.  On the back of each clue I’ve taped a small mini-egg, so they can collect them as they go.

I’ve done two separate hunts to avoid my eldest racing off for the next clue before my youngest has had a chance to think about it.  Their clues are on different coloured cards (in case they’re in the same rooms).  The last clue takes each of them to a whole bunch of eggs.

I found some clues on the internet to get started and either used them verbatim, or altered them to suit us.  Then it was easy enough to come up with a couple more to make up the numbers.  I’ve listed them below for each hunt if you are interested in doing something similar:

Hunt 1:

  1. Finding the first clue will be a treat, have a look where you find things to eat…
  2. Now that you’ve been fed, you will find the next clue where you lay your head…
  3. The next place you need to look is where you will find your favourite book…
  4. Have you heard the news? The next clue can be found where you wear your shoes…
  5. Now, don’t tear the breakfast room apart, you’ll find the next clue with the stuff for art…
  6. Look for clues, but don’t get stressed, you’ll find the next one where you get dressed…
  7. Looking for the missing link? You’ll find the next clue in the sink…
  8. Now the next one can be found on the black and white thing that makes a musical sound…
  9. Wanting more? Then why not check the front door…
  10. The next one can’t be far, take a look inside a car…
  11. You’re nearly there you just need to hum and find the next one where you strum…
  12. Looking for the final prize? Then go to where you can look into your eyes…

Note with the final prize: “Bravo, well done, great hunting my little honeybun!”

Hunt 2:

  1. Off you go, zoom, zoom zoom and search around the living room…
  2. Your pillow’s where you rest your head, why don’t you look where you lay your _______?
  3. Now you’re getting your superpower, you’ll find the next clue in the ______!
  4. When you’re in a hungry mood, you go here to find some _____!
  5. Now you’re going where you’re sent, you’ll find the next one in the _____!
  6. The next one is hidden out of sight, go to where you sleep at night…
  7. Hopefully you won’t now get stuck, you can find the next one in the ____!
  8. Where next do you need to look? Somewhere near your favourite _____!
  9. You’re doing well! But where to now? Go to where you keep your towel…
  10. We know how you like to play dressing-up, but you’ll find the next clue in a cup…
  11. Eggs come from hens that like to lay, you’ll find the next clue where you play…
  12. We hope you are taking care, you’ll find the next clue under a bear…

Note with the final prize: “Congratulations your search is done, we hope your Easter is a joyful one!”

…Of course, I could make life easier for myself and just hide a load of Kinder eggs around the house instead.

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