33 Easter egg hunt ideas for toddlers and older kids 2023

Last modified on Monday 3 April 2023

With clues to solve and tasks to complete, these Easter egg hunt ideas and clues are guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained, indoors or outdoors!

Easter falls on April 9 in 2023, so there's a decent chance we'll get good weather and you can use your Easter egg hunt as an excuse for some outdoor play.

Don't feel like you need to stick that day though – Easter falls on the last Sunday of the school holiday, so you could choose to organise your Easter egg hunt in the 2 weeks prior if you prefer to make the most of a sunny day.

We've got lots of ideas to help you plan your trail, whether you're spending the day outside or staying in the house, as well as tips to make this Easter a bit different. These DIY Easter scavenger hunt ideas can keep your family occupied for hours – especially if you mix things up a bit with some head-scratching games, puzzles and riddles.

Why not try Alphabet Eggs to help teach your kids their letters, or find out how to make an Easter egg piñata?

Don't forget to check out our printable egg hunt clues , too!

If you're looking for Easter egg hunts that you can do indoors or outdoors, we've split them down into two handy lists below, so you can quickly find an idea that suits your plans.

A guide to these Easter egg hunt ideas: We've broken them down into indoor and outdoor versions, with ideas for themes to make them even more fun. The numbers in bold after the idea shows where they are in the gallery, so it's easy to find the ones you like. Some ideas work both indoors and outdoors, so they're on both lists!

Indoor Easter egg hunt ideas

  • Crafts challenge - 4
  • Fancy dress - 5
  • Unscramble the letters - 6
  • Colour-coded - 7
  • Balloon-popping - 8
  • Bunny money - 9
  • Follow the bunny prints - 10
  • Bunny coupons - 11
  • Blindfolded - 14
  • Easter egg charades - 17
  • Crack the Easter chick code - 18
  • Pass the parcel - 20
  • Follow the string - 22
  • Easter egg bobbing - 23
  • Obstacle course - 24
  • Alphabet eggs - 26

Outdoor Easter egg hunt ideas

  • Running and hopping - 1
  • Rhyming clues - 2
  • Pirate treasure hunt - 3
  • Fancy dress - 5
  • Colour-coded - 7
  • Balloon-popping - 8
  • Follow the bunny prints - 10
  • Egg decoder - 12
  • Glow in the dark - 13
  • Blindfolded - 14
  • 'On your marks, get set, go' classic Easter egg hunt - 15
  • Easter egg piñata - 16
  • Personalised Easter egg hunt - 19
  • Easter chick hunt - 21
  • Follow the string - 22
  • Obstacle course - 24
  • Word association - 25
  • Alphabet eggs - 26
  • Easter egg bingo - 27
  • Go on an Easter egg dig - 28

Don't forget to check out our amazing printable Easter Egg hunt clues - they'll give you loads of ideas for places to hide the eggs, too!

If you're looking for more stuff to do with the kids this Easter, check out our top Easter crafts for kids , follow this tutorial to make a cute Easter bonnet , try out one of these Easter games , or get giggling with these eggcellent Easter jokes .

Planning an Easter egg hunt for your kids? This handy pack of clues will make the hunt more fun for your little ones (and less hassle for you!) See more details here at Amazon.

Trying to avoid a sugar overload? These plastic eggs are pre-filled with small toys and are ideal for an Easter egg hunt in the garden! See more details here at Amazon.

What are your tips for a great Easter egg hunt? We’d love to hear your creative ideas, so come and tell us all about them in the Forum thread below!

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