Easter Egg Hunt clues

easter egg hunt clues
The chances are this Easter Sunday is going to be a rainy day, so our annual Easter Egg Hunt is likely to be indoors. An egg hunt is a good way for us to keep the kids busy while the grandparents are finishing their roast dinner – and it gives the kids a chance to run around after having been on their best behaviour during the meal.

For a bit of fun (and because my kids are terrible at finding things!) I’ve made up some silly clues to help them track down their eggs. I’ll write them out on some egg-shaped cards, leaving off the last word of each clue so they have to guess what it is. We don’t want to make it too easy for them, do we?

Here are the clues so far – any suggestions for a couple more?

The first Easter egg is very clean because it’s inside the washing (machine)

Search around and do not blink the second egg is hiding in the (sink)

Have a look but please don’t stare, the third egg is under Mummy’s (chair)

Now you’re really having a laugh, this egg’s upstairs having a (bath)

I hope Daddy’s feet aren’t too smelly, there’s an Easter egg hiding in his (welly)

Nearly done, there’s just one more, the last egg is outside the front (door)

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  1. Sue says

    Try to think of Mother Hubbard, this one’s hiding in the …(cupboard).

    Don’t be lead down the garden path, this eggs upstairs in the …..(bath).

  2. says

    I love this idea – treasure hunts like this make easter so much fun for kids. I’ve just woken up so my brain isn’t working enough to come up with clues :) I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  3. says

    Thanks so much. My family have been having an Easter egg hunt … with clues .. since my eldest daughter was three years old (she’s about to turn 25!). We continue to keep up the family tradition for all the very young cousins and we need a new way of delivering the clues .. I’m starting to run out of ideas. I’ve never left off the last word before so I’ll definitely use this one this time! Cheers Donna :) :)

  4. Jude says

    What about;

    If you’re felling sprite and able,
    Go look under the dining room …(table).


  5. Cali says

    How about:

    Pens and Pencils
    Books and lunch
    You’ll find me here
    I have a hunch (School bag)


    You love the heat
    It’s great when felt
    But it’s not for me,
    Caue I would melt!!! (oven or microwave)

  6. says

    Hello Cathy

    I was looking for Easter Egg hunt ideas last night and came across this post, thanks so much. I used some of these but added these ones myself

    Open me, I’m not a bridge, this one’s hiding in the… (fridge)

    Are you north or are you southern, these are hiding in the … (oven)

    Is it me or is it smelly? There’s more eggs hiding by the … (telly)

    The children had a blast and as they are able to read, I didn’t have to do much! All I had to do was be there (for which read lie in bed) and they raced around finding them then brought back the clues. They didn’t need to as they read them out and after one or two goes, they really got the idea and worked out the answers!

    Thanks again, clues saved for next year now!

  7. stephanie says

    we do something similar to find the baskets that the easter bunny leaves – clues are in plastic easter eggs with clues to where the next egg is hidden … each child has one color of eggs to hunt for and i do about six or seven for each … the last clue leads them to their baskets … started this when my son was two and he is now 26!

  8. Phyllis says

    I have been doing this for years since my children were able to read. They are in their 50’s and 40’snow so not I do it for my grandchildren. They love it too. Their last clue leads to their basket. I love watching them run all over the house upstairs, downstairs, out the front door and out the back door and the excitement when the find there basket. There are 9 of them so it can get kind of wild but so much fun.

  9. says

    GREAT clues! My mom was an English major, and we grew up with clues – sometimes that were very challenging to figure out – but we loved them, even venturing to the neighbor’s house as we got older. Now, I’m doing them for my 3 kids – began with just pictures before they could read and now various riddles. Every year I’m racking my brain for new ones and now I’ve got some!

    Some of my ‘favorites’ from prior years:
    Where would be the scene, to get a Mom or Dad clear? (parents’ bathroom instead of kids’ bathroom)
    There are lots of things you can build, for this place is lego-filled (toy storage)
    A place for clothes to tumble and be dry for the next day’s rumble (dryer – our traditional ‘end of the hunt’)

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