How to Have a Backyard Easter Egg Hunt

How to Have a Backyard Easter Egg Hunt

If you’re not able to go out for an Easter egg hunt this year, you can do one yourself at home. In fact, a lot of families do this in addition to a formal Easter Egg Hunt because they have more control over it, it allows smaller children to get a fair shot, and it can be great fun for all of the family.

How to Have a Backyard Easter Egg Hunt
Easter eggs in a basket

Here’s how to have a backyard Easter egg hunt:

Know how many children with be participating.

Before you can properly prepare for your Easter egg hunt, you need to know how many children are going to be there so you can make it fun for everyone.

Buy or make your eggs.

Buying plastic eggs is a great option because you can fill them with candy or treats, you save the time of cooking and decorating and there is no mess to clean up. Once you have your eggs, you need to prepare them for hiding, then work out a plan to where you will hide the eggs. You want good hiding spots but you also want it to be safe so avoid any dangerous areas or objects.

How to Have a Backyard Easter Egg Hunt
How to Have a Backyard Easter Egg Hunt

Hide your eggs.

If you’re going to have both young and old children participating, consider making zones so you can hide the eggs based on the age groups. You want the younger children to have a chance to get eggs and you want it to feel like more of a challenge for the older ones as well.

With these simple steps, you can have your own Easter egg hunt in your backyard. It’s fun, it’s easy, and everyone will make memories to last a long time.

How do you organize a backyard Easter egg hunt? Do you have one inside instead?

Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Normally ours get hidden in the house due to the ground still being covered by snow, might be different this year since we don’t seem to sink below 8C for the next fortnight – hurrah spring is here 🙂

  2. I’ve always done inside Easter Egg hunts but would like to try an outdoor one, I think it’d be a lot of fun. I like the idea of doing zones for the different age groups.

  3. I love your idea of creating zones of difficulty! We always gave little ones a head start at home, or said that anything low (say knee-level downwards) was only for the youngest ones.

  4. These are great tips.I will pass them on to my son who does this every year outside.The kids really enjoy it.They collect all the hidden eggs and dump them into one basket and then eqally divide them up.The one who collects the most eggs gets a small prize.

  5. It was 12C today, so we just might get into the garden for an Easter egg hunt after all. The garden is north facing and gets very little sunshine but I have hope 🙂


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