Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. Bunnies, eggs and family time are just a few of the things that can make the day exciting for kids of all ages. Add something different to the day with a Free Easter Scavenger Hunt.
This scavenger hunt can be set up in virtually any house, and no additional materials are required. Each of the clues lead children to their next clue until they find their final prize at the end. Simply print the scavenger hunt clues and hide them around the house.
An Easter scavenger hunt is also a great way to extend the fun of the celebration with children. You can use the hunt to build up the excitement before Easter, on Easter day, or even after your Easter celebrations for a small surprise.
Each of the Easter scavenger hunt clues suggest a place for children search for their next clue. Children then head to the next location to find the next clue. It is a great learning opportunity as children use problem solving skills to figure out where the clue is directing them to go.
As with all children’s activities, make sure to supervise children as they play and place the clues in safe locations for kids to find.
Free Easter Scavenger Hunt Materials
This scavenger hunt is quick and easy to prepare and set up. You only need the printable clue cards and a pair of scissors to cut each page in half.
Once you have the clues, the locations to hide them are described in full detail below, but the locations are:
- First clue can be given to players or placed somewhere around the house for kids to find.
- Front door
- A pair of shoes
- A mirror
- A bed (or somewhere to rest)
- Television remote
- Dinner Table
Once you have printed and cut the clues, hide them by setting them in the place the previous clue described. If you have older children playing, or simply want to make it more challenging, you can hide the clue instead of simply setting it out to be found. Some other ideas to make it more challenging are described below.
Free Easter Scavenger Hunt Clue #1
The first clue can either be given to players or it can be set somewhere for kids to find. You can also hide it in a treat being given for Easter that will then lead kids into the scavenger hunt. It’s up to you.
The first clue reads:
Welcome to your Easter scavenger hunt.
Start by checking the main door at the front.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Clue #2
From the first clue, children will head to the front, or main door. There they will find the second clue.
Follow all of the clues.
Take a peek in your shoes.
This is where you can make the game more challenging. For young children, I would suggest simply setting the next clue on top of a pair of shoes that are either set out or ones that they often wear.
If you want to make it more challenging, you can fold the clue and put it inside a pair of shoes so that the kids then need to search through their shoes to find it.
Free Easter Scavenger Hunt Clue #3
Once the correct shoes are found, players will find their third clue.
Check your reflection, it should be very clear.
You’ll see yourself and your next clue in the mirror.
Time to head to and check all of the mirrors!
Scavenger Hunt Clues #4
For clue #4 secure it to the mirror in washroom or anywhere a mirror is found. For young children, place it on a mirror that they look in a lot, like a washroom. An idea to make it more challenging is to tape it to a mirror that kids may not think of right away, such as a cosmetic mirror stored under a sink.
Once they find the clue, it reads:
Next, go to the place where you rest.
This clue is tricky, so try your best.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Clue #5
Clue #5 is found on a bed or somewhere the child would rest. Place the clue on the covers, or hide it around the bed for child to find. The clue reads:
You can find your next clue at the spot,
where you keep all your food cold, not hot.
Easter Scavenger Hunt Clue #6
Once children have searched and found the clue in a bed, they will solve the next clue that is hidden in the fridge.
You use this to change channels on the t.v.
Finding this clue should be nice and easy.
Easter Hunt Clue #7
Upon reading the clue in the fridge, children will find their next clue.
Go check the thing you use to keep your teeth clean.
This is the place the clue was last seen.
Easter Hunt Clue #8
Once children have found the remote, they are close to being done their Free Easter Scavenger Hunt. Clue #8 reads:
You can sit here and get comfy to watch a show.
Look all around, especially down low.
Scavenger Hunt Clue #9
Clue #9 is hidden around the couch, or slightly under the couch. Make sure to place it in a safe spot for kids to find. To make it more challenging, tape it to the bottom of the couch so that it cannot immediately be seen by just looking under it.
Go to the place where you eat dinner.
Find this spot and you’ll be the winner!
Free Easter Scavenger Hunt #10
The final location! Once children find this final spot, they have solved their Free Easter Scavenger Hunt and will find their treat/prize at the end. The prize doesn’t have to be anything big, it can be a small candy, or even a little note that you’re going to watch a movie together, or just the little Happy Easter, You Did It, printable card. It’s up to you.
Keep it simple and enjoy the game and of course Easter.
If the final location of the dinner table is visible throughout the game, and therefore kids will see their treat before they solve the scavenger hunt, you can keep the prize off the table until they solve the final clue or even place it underneath the dinner table and set it there just as they solve the previous clue.
If needed, you can also switch around the clues or take out any that don’t work for your home. As long as each clue leads to the next, the Free Easter Scavenger Hunt will work.
I hope that your kids enjoy the game and it adds a fun memory to your Easter celebrations.
Free Easter Scavenger Hunt Printables
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