Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Wendy C. R.N., BA

3/29/2014 (9 months ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Kids and adults all love Easter Egg Hunts.

Have an Family Easter Egg Hunts this year and fill the eggs with more than just candy. Here are 31 ideas to fill them with, and have fun!

Children love Easter Egg Hunts. Lets make it special this year.

Children love Easter Egg Hunts. Lets make it special this year.

Highlights

By Wendy C. R.N., BA

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/29/2014 (9 months ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: easter, egg, hunt, candy, games, family time, toys, eductional


LOS ANGELES, CA - Need a fun idea to spruce up your Easter Egg Hunt? Instead of just candy, why not fill your eggs with clues or puzzle pieces, or all sorts of things. Don' t miss the LONG list of ideas at the end of the post.

There are a number of different ways you can do this.

1. Buy a puzzle and simply hide the different pieces in different eggs. When everyone opens the eggs they will have to gather all the pieces and put the puzzle together.

2. Buy one puzzle for each of your children. When all the eggs are opened, not only will your kids have to put the puzzles together, but first they will have to figure out which pieces belong to their puzzle. Give them each a picture of their puzzle at the beginning so they know who's is who's.

Help Pope Francis end Word Hunger

3. Put the names (or pictures) of all the people at the egg hunt in eggs. When your children get an egg with a name or picture, they have to read it, and go find that person. The person can then either give them a small gift, or give them a clue to follow to another egg. This keeps everyone involved.

4. Create a scavenger hunt for your kids to find their Easter Baskets. Instead of them just sitting on the table ready for your kids, have your kids wake up to find an egg with a clue, that takes them to another clue etc, until they find their basket.

5. If you want bigger items in the eggs, that don't fit, Put a picture of the item, or the name of the item on a piece of paper in the egg. (For example, our kids love new pencils). Put a picture of a pencil in the egg and then when the hunt is over, your kids get to redeem their picture for the real thing.

5. Print off a picture of something familiar. Then, cut it out in different shapes and hide the pieces in the eggs. This is great for smaller children because you can pick a picture of a family member, or something else they are familiar with.

6. To make things even easier, print off pictures and then cut the pictures into squares. That way your kids just have to "make" the picture again, instead of trying to fit the pieces together.

7. Fill your eggs with letters. You can just write them on squares of paper if you want. (Or, you could get fancy and buy magnetic fridge letters from the dollar store, or use scrapbook letters.) You can write the alphabet and then have your kids put the letters in order when they open the eggs, or, put upper case and lower case letters in the eggs and have your kids match the upper with the lower when the eggs are opened.

8. For little ones, fill your eggs with pictures of animals. Animals that live on farms, and animals that are pets, or live in the jungle. When the eggs are opened, have your kids sort the animals by where they live. You could even do reptiles etc.

9. CLUES: Fill your eggs with clues. Our son loves to solve mysteries and work through clues. SO this year I am going to fill eggs with clues. Each clue will lead him to another egg. I am also going to hide puzzles pieces in with each clue so that he collects them as he goes.

10. Place names of Saints and information about them into the eggs, and see how many each child collects.

Other simple ideas besides candy.

  • Squinkies- Pretty sure I like them more than my kids. Do you have some, you must get some, they are so fun. (They are least expensive at Target)
  • Change (nickels, dimes and quarters)
  • Dollar Bills (you could save this for a grand prize, the egg that is really hard to find, or a golden egg)
  • Stickers
  • Anything from the dollar store that will fit
  • The little pills that you put in water and watch grow. Grow Caps. These were my favorite as a kid.
  • Seeds (plant them together when Easter is over )
  • Hot Wheel Cars
  • Hair ribbons and bows
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Erasers
  • Lip Gloss
  • Character Band-aids
  • Whistles (if you are brave)
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Silly Bands
  • Small containers of bubbles
  • Coupons (You can make them: "Good for one extra bed time story, etc...")
  • Baskin Robbins Bucks (good towards ice cream cones)
  • Sea Shells
  • Lego's (they have smalls sets, you could divide the pieces amongst different eggs)
  • Toys laying around the house, that your kids have forgotten about
  • Play dough
  • Army men
  • Plastic Animals/Bugs
  • Bracelets/Necklaces
  • Marshmallows (they have colored Easter shapes for the holiday)
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Pony Tail holders
  • Mighty Beanz (we don't have any because I don't really like the "faces", but I hear about them at our kids school a lot)
  • Marbles
  • Tattoos (again, not a fan, but I know lots of kids love them)
  • Mini nail polish
  • Lip gloss/ Chap Stick

Hopefully that helps.
It doesn't have to be all about the candy.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


2014 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for January 2015
General Intention:
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Missionary Intention: That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.



Comments


More Marriage & Family

Undeniably cute rendition of classic children's song is sure to put a smile on your face Watch

Image of Josie sings an adorable song to her father.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In the midst of war, terror and disease, it's important to take the time to smile and remember that some of the world is good. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An adorable toddler melts hearts with her spunky rendition of classic children's song "Old McDonald." ... continue reading


Mother of quadruplets tragically dies without ever seeing her four miracles Watch

Image of Erica Morales, 36-years-old, tragically passed away hours after giving birth to quadruplets.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Just hours after giving birth to quadruplets, Arizona mother, Erica Morales, died. "She never got to hold them, she never got to see them," cried Morales' cousin, Nicole Todman to Fox10. "It is so hard to know she fought so hard for her children. She will never get to ... continue reading


Archbishop of San Francisco warns of coming war on marriage Watch

Image of The Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, warned of a growing war on the

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On January 16, the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, warned of a growing war on the "essential meaning of marriage," as defining "a bond which unites a man and a woman to each other and to any children who come from their union." LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


One... two... three babies?! New mother gets shocking surprise in ultrasound Watch

Image of Boe, Mika and Hope love to cuddle. (Magic Moments SWNS.com)

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Imagine hoping for one child, and being told you're pregnant with triplets; this was the case for British mother of now four, Melanie Thornton. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Melanie had a happy life with just her 13-year-old daughter and husband. Her husband, ... continue reading


Do you know what your kids are putting online? Here are 30 text acronyms that your teen DOES NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW Watch

Image of Teens have an entire code for keeping parents clueless about their activities.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In this new age of easy, fast and discrete communication the English language has rapidly evolved in a way that may leave many older people at a loss. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Acronyms rule the digital airwaves, being all important in the world of ... continue reading


14 years later: Extreme and horrific child abuse victim, Lauren Kavanaugh, thrives Watch

Image of Lauren Kavanaugh, now 21-years-old, attends college and plans on becoming a counselor to help those going through similar situations as hers.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Routinely raped and tortured, Lauren Kavanaugh was forced to live in a 4ft by 9ft closet for five years of her life until she was rescued in 2001. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Now 21-years-old, Lauren lives the "normal" life of a college student aspiring to make ... continue reading


Should marriage be defined by the legal system? The Supreme Court may aim to change the textbook definition of marriage Watch

Image of The U.S. Supreme Court may decide on same-sex marriage, as early as June of this year.

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

What is the definitive definition of marriage? Is it only a union before God between men and women, or is it extended to same-sex couples as well? This is a question that may be legally decided by the Supreme Court, which is set to decide soon if it will take up ... continue reading


The Reality of Marriage: The Lifelong Union of One Man and One Woman Watch

Image of

By Deacon Frederick K. Bartels

Marriage is a unique reality. There is no possibility of redefining it, shaping it in a new and essentially different way, or altering its nature, since marriage is authored by God and woven into the fabric of human life. The reality of marriage is the permanent union ... continue reading


A dream come true: Paraplegic woman remarkably walks down the wedding aisle Watch

Image of [Photo Courtesy of Disney Fine Art Photography and Video]

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Walking down the aisle, adorned in the prettiest wedding dress, reaching the arms of your Prince Charming is every girl's dream come true. For Tami Martin, this dream appeared to be only a fairytale when she was told she would never walk again. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


The Quad Squad arrives: Viral quadruplets enter the world Watch

Image of Ashley Gardner was completely shocked to learn she would be having four babies.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Ashley and Tyson Gardner welcomed to the world their, already viral, quadruplets. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Indie, Esme, Scarlett and Evangeline, better known as the Gardner Quad Squad, made their entrance on Sunday, December 28. Each weighing in at about ... continue reading


All Marriage & Family News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah a second ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
4 DIRECT me in your ways, Yahweh, and teach me your ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 1:14-20
14 After John had been arrested, Jesus went into ... Read More

Reading 2, First Corinthians 7:29-31
29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time has become ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for January 25th, 2015 Image

St. Peter Thomas
January 25: Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born in ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter