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Easter is nearly here, and this means a long weekend, family fun and a ridiculous amount of chocolate eggs. Easter is traditionally a time for families to come together, regardless of age, so what better way to keep all ages entertained for the day than a scavenger Easter egg hunt?
As the organiser, you can vary the difficulty of the riddles to make it fun for all ages. From 5 to 50 year olds, there is no age limit on the rush of excitement when the clue is solved and the egg is found. Sure, you’re a grown up. You probably have responsibilities and could buy as many chocolate eggs as you wanted − but buying chocolate eggs for yourself just isn’t the same. Watching loved ones of all sizes competitively sprint around the house, excitedly screeching “I’VE GOT IT” when they’ve solved the clue and proudly fishing out a tiny egg from a flowerpot is what Easter is all about, right?
If, as the organiser, you can’t get involved directly (since that’s sort of cheating), witnessing your loved ones getting into the competitive spirit is sure to put a smile on your face. You need to hide eggs in places that aren’t too easy to find, but not so difficult that they will be there until next Easter. It might be wishful thinking on our part given that we live in England, but try not to hide eggs anywhere in warm, direct sunlight to avoid tears when the egg is found to be a melted, messy tin foil blob.
Another crucial tip - make sure you have enough eggs to be split between everyone taking part. You want to avoid tears and arguments! Also, make sure to hide some with no clues – just for you!
Here are some starter clues, both easy and slightly harder to help keep things interesting for all involved.
• If water drops it will make a clink, you will find your next clue under the __________. – Under the sink
• Look up and down higher and lower, where do we keep the lawn __________.- In the shed
• This clue is tricky, that’s for certain, is there something behind the __________.-?- On the windowsill
• Look outside, search a lot, maybe around the flower __________.- In a flower pot.
We could go on, but you get the jist. There’s whole host of options, both easy and hard, elsewhere on the internet, so have a look through and find what level is best suited for the age of your scavengers.
If you want to be really mean, you can camouflage the eggs so they’re harder to find. You could also adapt clues to your own home and your own family for an extra personalised aspect e.g playing on inside jokes and family memories. For example: “the place where we keep our favourite photos” “the place we hide the Christmas presents”- get creative! Easter at home gives you the chance to rediscover your silly side and enjoy some family bonding time. Scavenger hunts can be a great way of bringing everyone together for some light-hearted entertainment. Think you might need a bigger garden to host next years hunt? Find your local branch to see if we have anything that fits the bill.