One Easter I made the mistake of printing out an Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt from Pinterest so my kids could follow clues to find their Easter baskets. Don’t get me wrong, they loved it, but I call it a mistake because now they beg me to do one every year! Usually I am scrambling the night before Easter to find one I can print out to give them the holiday experience they love. (I say no often enough to my kids, it’s nice to be able to do something so sweet and innocent for them- even the teenager!)
So believe it or not, this year I am actually ahead of the game (by a whole day!) and I made my own! Now I may be scrambling to get this up on the blog for you all to use, but I have it all printed out and ready for my own kids! Don’t ask about the Easter basket itself, that’s a whole other story! ;)
Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt
The directions are simple with this one- simply sign up at the bottom of this post to get the scavenger hunt delivered directly to your email inbox. Print it out on white paper and cut the clues apart into strips. Make sure you cut off the answers at the end of the paper. =) They tell you where to hide each piece of paper.
Next, you will want to decide how you are going to hide the clues. You can either print out the rhymes on computer paper, cut into strips, fold the strips up and place them inside plastic eggs. You can then hide the plastic Easter eggs.
The other option would be to print out the clues on white cardstock, cut them apart and just tape folded strips of paper up around the house.
The answer key at the bottom of the printable Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt clearly outline where you should hide each one. Some of these clues are very easy (good for little ones), but you can still hide it in a hard spot within the confines of the rhyme. For instance, one answer is “under a bed”, but you can put it under any bed in any bedroom you want (even a dollhouse bed?!) and make it tricky by putting it somewhere like underneath a corner of the fitted sheet or in a shoe that just happens to be under the bed. Another option for older ones is to white out/cross out the last word of the rhyme to make them have to think even harder about where to go next. Just know your audience (their skill level and what they would enjoy) and set up the Easter Scavenger Hunt accordingly.
I hope your kids love this activity as much as mine did- well, not so much that you have to do it every year! =)
Happy Easter to all my favorite Joy in the Works followers!