Last year, I decided it was time to try the adult Easter Scavenger hunt and since my kids are so competitive, I was pretty sure this would be a success! We had the kid’s Easter egg hunt at my mother in law’s and so we had my cute nieces and nephews there and they are always up for a challenge (yes, they are competitive too). I’m so sad because I only have the pictures from the one team but all of the teams had great pictures!
Easter is in March this year and so I have been on a quest to find the perfect hunt for our family gathering. Last year, I sent them on a photo scavenger hunt. They had to take pictures to document each activity that was listed. The list had different things that could give them extra points and all the teams had an hour to complete as many as they could and be back to the starting point. The each member of the winning team received a gift card.
I didn’t know that my kids would do anything to win, like hoping fences into the community pool that was closed!
You would be surprised how willing people are to help you complete your tasks!
Here is a list of different ideas that you can do with your older kids, friends or even neighbors! Have fun and have a Happy Easter!
- Around town Scavenger hunt: This is what we did last year and it was super fun! I found the list at Coolest parties. They have several different lists and you can personalize your own.
- Mural Photo hunt: Give each team a time limit and see how many murals they can find around their local area. Yes, they have to have a picture of each one.
- Easter Pinata: We do a pinata at Christmas, and the adult kids have participated. Do it outside because it can get dangerous! Fill it with things that they will actually like! You can even make your own pinata!
- Confetti Egg Game: This one comes from Oh Happy Day. You fill egg shells with confetti, and set aside one egg full of gold glitter. Then, hide them around the yard. Participants smash the eggs they find on each other, and whoever ends up getting showered in gold glitter wins the grand prize.
- Paint Ball Fury: You can either provide a paint ball gun for each participant or you can fill balloons full of paint. Hide the eggs and then let the hunt begin. If you get hit by paint, you are out!
- Amazing Race: My kids have always wanted to be on the TV show, Amazing race. This would be so fun to do! I found Party Games Plus. They have ideas how to set it all up!
- Glow in the dark: You can either put a small glow stick in each egg or there are glow in the dark eggs that you can purchase. Make it hard! Have one special egg filled with the grand prize.
- Treasure Hunt: Give them the starting clue that will lead to the next one and continue until they find the loot!
- GPS Egg Hunt: You can hide the eggs at certain coordinates and the participants can find the eggs using their smart phones. You can hide all the eggs and write down the coordinates for all of them and give a prize to whoever finds the most eggs or you can give each player or team a beginning coordinate and then hide the next coordinate in a plastic egg. Each hiding spot for the egg can lead to the next egg until the final egg that holds the prize!
- Egg Puzzle: Hide pieces of a puzzle that they will have to put together that will lead them to the Easter surprise.