Indoor Easter Hunt: How to Plan a Fun Hunt for Young Kids
So you've downloaded the Indoor Easter Hunt Clues but now what?
Its totally easy and actually quite fun to organise.
I have explained what I do below, but, as always feel free to use this as a starting point to get you going and add in your own Easter traditions.
The clues can be used for any age group of kids, if there are no readers, an adult can help read the Easter clues. (You can read more about the benefits of using Easter Clues here)
At the end of this blog is a suggestion for the very little ones! Easter picture clues for pre-school/ kindergarten/toddlers.
Lets begin with Indoor Easter Hunt Clues..
Firstly and obviously print the clues
To get started, simply count your treats and match them up with the clues to determine the easiest place to hide them based on their size. It's important to make sure you have everything you need before you start hiding the treats, so you don't lose track of what you're doing.
Trust me, it's easy to get confused…
So this is what I would do… write what the treat is, where it is, and the number clue that has to be left with it, and so on.
The night before: Set the scene
Bella always wanted to leave a note for the Easter Bunny! I'm sure the kids felt like it was Christmas!
Leave clue 1. on the kitchen table with an Easter basket and and note from the Easter Bunny letting them know he’s hidden all the clues and he cant wait for them to find them all. This really builds kids excitement and anticipation!
Clue 1. could be: ‘I rain on you when you need a scrub, I'm very much like my friend the tub.’
Kids go running to the shower and hunt the treat, when they find the treat they also find the second clue…
Clue 2 ‘ This clue is near a magic box. We like to watch it every day, go and find it right away’
Kids go to the TV (or Ipad) find the treat and clue 3..
And so on, I'm sure you get the idea!
The trick is to write it all down, so when you go hiding everything you don’t loose the thread of what your doing (believe me I’ve confused myself many many times!)
Some of my indoor Easter clues you can't prepare for.
Like the last one, where I like to hide the biggest treat (or most prized) in each of the kids beds.
Obviously I have to do this whilst they are hunting for the other treats so if you have someone to help you then that’s a bonus, one can help the kids and one can hide the treats. When they are outside finding the letter box clue for example I would quickly hide the treat in their bed.
TIP: I have 3 kids so I would creep into their bedrooms the night before and hide the treat in their wardrobe or somewhere close to their bed, so I wouldn’t have to carry all 3 around with me to each bed…..yes I am a MASSIVE over planner!
When my kids were very young, they obviously couldn’t read any Easter clues, but I still wanted to make it fun and challenging. This is what I used to do and the kids LOVED IT!
Here is an idea for all the pre-readers/pre school/kindergarten aged kids….
Now this does take a bit of time and you will need a printer but honestly your kids will love it, and it will really help their memory recall.
Start by counting your treats and working out where best to hide them according to size and the options you have.
Next take photos of where you will hide the treats and then really zoom in, so that its quite unrecognisable but enough that your kids could work it out.
You can see here the original images and then I made them smaller to disguise what it is.
I cut mine into strips, but you do it however you want.
Print them all out and work out where you will start and end the hunt. Then place them around the house .
The first clue is a picture of a plant really zoomed in, so the kids have to really recall what it is, and where it is.
Then I hide the treats along with the next clue...
This next clue leads to some books..
and the next clue is a picture of some glasses....
and so on...
This is how I set us the first Easter Picture Clue:
The good thing about little kids that are too young to read, means they go to bed early! So you can hide them the night before and then relax……likely, the downside is that they get up super early!! (you cant have it all ;-)
But you will be already prepared and ready to go when your little one is all excited to see what the easter bunny has left!
I hope you liked these tips, with a little planning and creativity, you can make this Easter egg hunt a fun and memorable experience for your kids.
So why not give it a try and see how much fun you can have?
Here is a little throw back to my kiddos doing the picture hunt!