The Ultimate Guide To
Easter Egg Hiding Spots
Easter egg hunts have been part of the holiday tradition for hundreds of years. It's the highlight of the day for kids of all ages, and also a lot of fun for parents who get to design the game, hide the eggs and find out if their challenging spots stand up against the clever kids searching for them. Create a fun, challenging, age-appropriate Easter egg hunt with these hiding ideas and extra tips.
Inside The House
Eggs In Plain Sight
One of the easiest ways to hide your colorful Easter eggs is by camouflaging them in your other Easter decor. Set these decorations out ahead of time so that kids can get used to seeing them. On the day of the hunt, it will take a clever egg finder to pick Easter eggs out from festive decor.
Shoes, Socks & Pockets
Closets, coat racks and entryway storage spaces are filled with potential hiding spots. Similar to the Easter decor camouflage effect, tucking eggs into toes of shoes, men's slippers or the pockets of coats will trick even the cleverest kids into thinking that nothing has been added to the room.
Use Their Mess
If your kids have a messy room that they just can't ever seem to keep tidy, go ahead and hide a few Easter eggs in the mess. Tossing a few eggs in amongst all the construction sets, dolls, stuffed animals and Easter toys is a difficult hiding spot and also a playful way to make a parenting point.
Safe Kitchen Spots
You don't have to avoid the kitchen entirely to keep kids safe during your Easter egg hunt. Just make sure to tell them what's off limits, like the oven, stove, or drawers that have sharp knives and flatware. Stick to the pantry shelves, egg cartons in the fridge and the plastic food containers.
Outside The House
In The Garden
Colorful plants and flowers will provide the perfect camouflage for your bright Easter eggs. Keep in mind that if you have a small garden in your backyard that kids will likely flock there first to get the most eggs. Bury eggs halfway in the soil, hide them under leaves and around garden decor.
Planters & Pottery
You don't have to narrow down the Easter egg hunt to your garden. Pottery and rustic planters throughout your lawn will help you spread the game into different parts of the yard and also help draw younger kids to specific landmarks in larger areas so they have a better idea where to look.
Take advantage of all the natural elements around your yard. Bury eggs in the thick branches of small bushes, hide eggs in the ivy of your garden trellis, tuck a few prizes in those flower boxes on the patio, or skip the natural elements and focus on hiding your eggs in the backyard playset.
Sprucing up your lawn, garden and patio with spring decor will give you plenty of hiding places for your hunt. Everything from wind chimes and steppingstones for the backyard to accent pillows and garden stakes to make spots more obvious for younger kids will help the game run smoother.
Easter Egg Hiding Tips
1. Keep track of everything with an egg count so you can check if all the eggs have been found afterward. When the hunt settles down, count the eggs to see if they're all there. And if it gets too difficult, corral the kids in a room and walk through to see which eggs are giving them trouble.
2. Try not to pick hiding spots that could be potentially dangerous, like certain appliances in the kitchen and bathroom. Inform kids what areas of the house are off limits beforehand. Also, keep them out of common pet areas like birdcages, beds and elevated dog bowls to protect your pet.
3. Try to keep the difficulty level appropriate for the child's age level. If there's a wider range of age levels, try to incorporate an even mix of easy, medium and challenging. You could even color code the eggs to keep older kids from taking the easier eggs that are for the younger children.
4. If you have smaller kids, get down to their height and eye level to see how the hiding place will look to them. It will be a lot different from how it appears to you from up high. Keep in mind that higher hiding spots might not be safe for smaller kids who will be tempted to climb to reach them.