Easter Activity: an energy-burning Easter Egg Hunt

Kids love Easter egg hunts but chocolate-overload can ruin everyone's day, especially for the very little ones. So why not use the Easter egg hunt as a chance to burn off some of that sugar-induced energy, instead of adding to it, with an Easter Egg Activity Hunt?

An energy-burning Easter Egg Hunt

The idea is that you replace chocolate Easter eggs with fun little activities. You'll need to buy some empty plastic Easter eggs like these ones which you can get from Kmart for around $5 for a pack of 21 eggs.

Easter hunt eggs from Lorna Leigh Lane

Next, print off the free printable Easter Egg Hunt Activity Sheet from here.

Then, cut along the dashed lines, write a fun activity onto each one and pop into a plastic Easter egg. You may want to put a mini chocolate egg into some of the plastic eggs to prevent a riot and to keep the hunt interesting.

Need help thinking of some activities for your Easter egg hunt? Here are some ideas that you can select from and tailor to suit the ages of your hunters.


- Do 10 star jumps

- Hop around a tree like a bunny

- Touch your toes 10 times

- Floss for 10 seconds

- Sing "Happy Easter To You"

- Do 3 somersaults in a row

- Hop on one leg for 10 seconds

Or you can be more specific based on the location of your hunt with things like: run to the front gate and back or climb the lemon tree or run three times around Uncle Tim.

Alternatively, you can hide clues that the whole group of kids can follow together, each clue leading them closer to the grand prize of a bounty of eggs.

Then hide the eggs around the garden or park or wherever you like and let the hunt begin!

Happy hunting!