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Depending on where you live, the weather in April isn’t always so nice. In fact, sometimes there’s still snow on the ground! Unless you have a park-like backyard, it puts a damper on traditional egg hunt activities. Here are some fun indoor Easter egg hunt ideas for kids (and adults) of any age!

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1. Have an egg-clue scavenger hunt leading to the Easter baskets.

An plastic Easter egg held over a drawer filled with socks with a scavenger hunt clue in hand.

One of the biggest thrills of Easter time is the sweet treats in the Easter basket. Searching for hidden treasures indoors is a creative and fun Easter egg hunt idea for kids (and adults).

Directions

1. Using plastic eggs, put a piece of paper with a scavenger hunt clue in each egg, leading your crew on to the next. They might have to work as a team to decode the clues and find each one.

2. Make the clues age appropriate — if you have older kids, you can use lines of poetry. (Shel Silverstein is my family’s favorite.)

Sample clues:

    • “Your favorite Grouch lives here” (near garbage cans like Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street)
    • “Too bad we can never find enough of this in stores right now” (toilet paper)
    • “Where you do this for twenty seconds, while you sing the Happy Birthday song” (bathroom sink)
    • “Where Dad keeps his socks” (Dad’s sock drawer)

3. The last clue leads them to the grand prize — their baskets — hidden somewhere in your house or garage.

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2. Play a giant game of Solo Cup memory as an Easter egg hunt idea for kids.

Pink, green, orange, and blue plastic cups set out on a table in a pattern with plastic Easter eggs under them and next to them.

If you lack the energy to come up with creative Easter egg hunt ideas to hide the eggs, then hide them under a sea of 50-100 Solo cups and call it “educational.”

Directions

  1. Have the kids play the memory game, lifting two cups per turn, to find matching eggs.
  2. When a kid finds a match, she gets to keep both eggs.
  3. The loser has to wash all the cups.

And, you get to sit back and sip mimosas!

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3. Create a yarn trail for a fun Easter egg hunt idea that leads to a prize.

An Easter basket hidden in a bathtub with a string of yarn attached to it and the ball of yarn held in someones hand.

This Easter egg hunt idea is hilarious, especially for younger kids. Tie one end of the string or yarn to the Easter basket handle, then run the other end all over the house — under chairs, around tables, over couches, into and out of closets, tangled together. Kids will love getting all tangled up and following the string to their prize.

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4. Turn a word scramble game into an adult Easter egg hunt idea.

Plastic Easter eggs with the letter spelling out "Garage" written on each egg.

Unscrambling eggs as an Easter egg hunt idea? How is that possible, you may ask? Because it’s a word scramble!

Let’s say you’ve hidden their Easter baskets in the “GARAGE.” Use six eggs and draw one letter on each to form the clue, G, A, R, and so on. Once they’ve found all the eggs, your guests can unscramble the letters and read the clue — then go get their prizes!

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5. For the funniest Easter egg hunt idea, blindfold your kids and let them search for eggs.

Two kids holding wearing blindfolds, holding Easter baskets, collecting Easter eggs inside a house.

Maybe all of these Easter egg hunt ideas for kids are just too easy. Up the challenge by blindfolding your participants and having them feel around for the eggs. You can help them to the eggs by saying “getting colder” or “getting warmer.”

Just make sure you put anything breakable away!

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6. Or, use flashlights as an indoor Easter egg hunt idea to search for eggs in the dark.

A flashlight pointed on a plastic easter egg with a basket of plastic eggs next to it.

On Easter day, my kids always got up at the crack of dawn to get their baskets. And, of course, they woke up the entire house. If they’re gonna do that, then fair is fair. They should hunt for eggs in the dark, too.

Keep the lights off, paint those eggs with neon paint, and give them blacklight flashlights. You get to go back to bed. Happy hunting, kids! This game is also a fun adult Easter egg hunt idea for an evening with friends.

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PRO TIP: Take the hunt to the next level with blacklight flashlights and glow-in-the-dark eggs!

 

7. More great indoor Easter egg hunt ideas to store eggs.

Running shoes with two plastic Easter eggs inside them.

None of this will be any fun unless you can think of where to hide those eggs. Now, obviously some areas need to be off limits — you don’t want the kids rummaging through your underwear drawer or climbing on objects like light fixtures or ceiling fans. Other than that, anything goes! But, do yourself a favor and count the eggs. I won’t go into the time I hid an egg in a bookcase and we couldn’t find it…until it started smelling. Not fun.

Here are some Easter egg hunt ideas and tips:

  • Put eggs in shoes if you take yours off near the door or have a mudroom
  • Inside cups in the kitchen cabinet
  • In the dog’s bed or crate (make sure it’s clean!)
  • Inside the toilet paper rolls, if you have any
  • Unlit fireplace
  • In the couch cushions (plastic eggs only)
  • Junk drawer in the kitchen
  • Jacket pockets in the hall closet
  • In the fridge, in the egg container
  • On your pets (wrap an egg in a handkerchief and tie onto your dog’s collar)
  • In your own pockets/under your hat
  • In the mailbox
  • Houseplants
  • Under stuffed animals

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Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Kids, Teens & Adults