On the weekend I put together an interactive easter egg hunt for Evie to do. It was a lot of fun and the hunt lasted us well over an hour! I really wanted to share what we did with you, in case you’re looking for an Easter egg hunt with a bit of a difference.
For the past few years I’ve noticed that my daughter just races through Easter egg hunts. Usually it feels like they’re over before we’ve even started. This year I really wanted to put together an egg hunt that would last us a long time and that wouldn’t just focus on the chocolate treats.
The torrential rain last Saturday kept us inside and after a surprise delivery containing some Easter items from a company called HEMA, I took advantage of our ‘indoor’ day and set up a fun and interactive easter egg hunt for Evie. She LOVED it.
Interactive Easter Egg Hunt
I set up Evie’s interactive easter egg hunt, across several rooms in our house. In each room there were a couple of tasks for Evie to do. A trail of chocolatey eggs to lead her to each new task station.
With basket in hand (we got his from Hobby Craft) I guided Evie to the starting point of her hunt and we began by reading an Easter book.
Read An Easter Book
Every few weeks we make over Evie’s bookshelf. We often theme it for seasons like Spring and occasions such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas. I picked up ‘We’re Going On An Egg Hunt’ this week and it was the perfect book to add to Evie’s Easter shelf and also to read to her before her egg hunt began.
After we’d finished the book, Evie followed a trail of eggs right the way to her first task.
Draw An Easter Picture
Before we started the hunt, I made these little carrot task cards and dotted them all around the house, each one next to/or attached to a different ‘task station’. This first task for Evie’s interactive Easter egg hunt was to draw an Easter picture.
Evie could choose to draw whatever she wanted to on her easel, as long as it was Easter themed. She asked to draw a baby chick.
I did pick up Evie some adorable Easter themed crayons from a company called ‘Little Scribbles‘ and put them next to the easel for Evie to use. But, in true stubborn toddler fashion she told me she much preferred to use her normal crayons for her picture, rather than the special ones.
After Evie finished drawing her Easter picture, we went on the hunt for some more eggs and tasks. Throughout the Easter egg hunt, I’d dotted little chocolate eggs around everywhere. This gorgeous little egg cup was in the package from ‘HEMA‘ and it was the perfect place to store some of the eggs on the hunt.
I love the little bunny design on it. It’s so sweet and will be perfect for Evie’s dippy eggs. They’re only £2, so I’m definitely popping onto HEMA to pick up a couple more this week. After Evie collected more eggs, the trail led her to the next task station.
Paint An Easter Egg
Another thing that HEMA sent us was a ‘paint your own easter egg’ pack.
Evie loved this task. She asked if she could make it look like a rainbow, so she got to work painting up her egg.
The little kit was also only £2. It came with an egg (not a real one), a little paint brush and a little set of paints. These are such a cute idea and such a perfect treat to put in an Easter basket or to use on a hunt like this.
When the egg was complete, we left it to dry and moved onto the next task. We usually make an Easter tree, when it gets a bit closer to Easter. So we’ll definitely be hanging this on there when we do.
The trail of chocolate eggs then took us through the house and into another room where there was some more tasks to do. The next task was to….
Decorate An Easter Tree
Every Easter we make a little Easter tree for the window. Unfortunately I broke our branches and didn’t order some new ones in time to do our egg hunt so Evie just used a regular tree for this task.
We were sent some tree decorations, also from HEMA, and they are so adorable.
Each one has a little ribbon and the cutest little picture on them.
Evie did such a good job of decorating the tree and naming each Easter/Spring inspired creature that was on each of the eggs.
As well as doing different tasks, Evie also had to do different actions as she went about her Easter egg hunt.
At one point she had to cheep like a baby chick all the way to her next stop and another time she had to ‘hop along like a Bunny’. We found these signs in Sainsbury’s. There are about six in a pack. I love that they have points on the end, so if you did an Easter egg hunt outside, you can stand them in the grass.
Evie hopped all the way to her next task which was to…
Pose For An Easter Picture
This was such a cute task! We got sent some ‘Easter picture’ props from HEMA.
I stuck them to the wall using Easter themed washi tape which we were also sent by HEMA. Evie had to choose which prop she wanted for the photo. She then helped me to stick long sticks to the props, before holding them up to have her picture taken.
There were either different fun props in the bag, which was only £3. The props included a couple of pairs of Easter egg glasses, some Easter signs and bunny ears. If you’ve got several kids, they could use these to pose together. Or if you’re doing an egg hunt outside, you could even use the sticks to stand them up in the ground.
Evie got to choose which prop she wanted to use for her easter picture. She asked to do a couple of different ones and spent so long playing with the props after.
Her chocolately trail then led her all the way to the golden egg, which was being looked after by an adorable wooden bunny that I also found in Sainsbury’s.
Inside the golden egg was some more chocolatey treats. This time milk creams from HEMA. They are so delicious! Inside each egg there is a creamy centre. The bags of them are only £2 and HEMA have loads of different flavoured eggs to choose from on their website.
Just about the golden egg, was a carrot with Evie’s last task on. The last task was to…
Create an Easter Bonnet
Evie has an Easter egg hunt with her Nursery this weekend and we have been asked by her Nursery to create a fun Easter bonnet for them to wear while they’re taking part. I decided to incorporate decorating Evie’s bonnet into the egg hunt and I’m so glad I did.
It was the perfect end to the Easter hunt and she enjoyed eating some of the chocolate that she had collected, while she made her bonnet.
I’d picked up a few Easter themed creative bits from Tesco on my last shop and we used these to create Evie’s easter hat. She helped to chose what was going on her hat and helped to glue everything into place. I am very surprised that everything has stayed on, but I have a feeling the animals might just make a break for it, when Evie wears it during her Easter egg hunt this weekend.
So that was our ‘Interactive Easter Egg Hunt’. I hope you enjoyed it! If the weather was a lot better we probably would have also done a few more tasks outside, including hopskotch, an egg and spoon race and a sack race.
Evie had so much fun though and I’m sure she’ll get to do a couple more egg hunts in the lead up to Easter.
If you liked this post, be sure to check out some of the other Easter and Spring themed posts I have on Life Unexpected.
- 3 Easy Kids Easter Crafts
- 3 Easy Toddler Easter Crafts
- Evie’s Easter Treats
- Baby’s First Easter Basket