Easter egg hunt ideas for older kids

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Easter egg hunts have long been a tradition on Easter Sunday morning and are arguably the most anticipated part of all Easter celebrations, at least for the kids. But what happens as your kids get older and they no longer want to act like the younger kids, but still don’t want to miss out on the Easter egg hunt? We’ve got a few ideas on how you can still make an Easter egg hunt fun for older Brisbane kids.

Scavenger Hunt

Instead of having a traditional Easter egg hunt where the kids go looking for chocolate eggs, create a scavenger hunt. Compile a list of items that need to be ticked off or collected and then have the Easter eggs or Easter related items as the overall prize. If there are a number of kids playing, split them into two teams and the first team to collect all items wins the major prize and then the other team could get a consolation prize.

Surprise Easter egg hunt

Another way to mix up the traditional Easter egg hunt is to buy plastic egg cases (available from most discount stores) and fill them with either small chocolate eggs or other small items (hair clips, figurines, rings, lego etc) so the prizes are a surprise.

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Pool Hunt

Using the plastic egg cases as above, simply float the egg cases in the pool and let the older kids swim around and collect them. Make sure they’re properly sealed so they still float and any prizes inside don’t get damaged. Ensure children are supervised at all times whilst undertaking the pool hunt. For an added twist the eggs could be filled with numbers to determine prizes for each child after the hunt.

Glow in the dark Easter egg hunt

Another really fun idea that even tweens are likely to want to join in with is a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt at night. There are a few ways to make glow in the dark eggs.

  1. Purchase glow sticks (or bracelets) and bend them inside plastic egg shells. For safety reasons you won’t be able to hide a prize in the egg as well so be sure to have overall prizes for after the hunt.
  2. Put an led finger light inside a plastic egg shell along with a small prize
  3. Paint plastic egg shells with glow in the dark spray paint and hide a small prize inside once the egg has completely dried.

The glow in the dark hunt can also be completed indoors with the lights switched off if the kids are too scared to hunt outside in the dark.

Brisbane Kids has lots of great ideas for Easter fun with kids. Take a look at our 10 Fun Things to do at Easter for Kids, or our Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for smaller children.

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