Easter Scavenger Hunts

In these Easter scavenger hunts, players must look for Easter eggs that contain specific items. Beautifully designed free printables are included to make preparations a breeze.

Bible: Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: Plastic Easter Eggs, Small Toys/Trinkets, Candy, Prizes, Basket or Bag for Each Player, Various Printables – Download Below

Easter Scavenger Hunts

Easter Scavenger Hunt Essentials

In these Easter scavenger and treasure hunts, players must look for Easter eggs that contain specific items.

Before your guests arrive:
1. Prepare the Easter eggs
2. Hide the Easter eggs

On the day of your Easter Egg Hunt:
3. Gather everyone together
4. Explain the objectives and rules
5. Give each player a basket or bag
6. Let’s go!
7. Award prizes (optional)

1 Easter Treasure Hunt

In this Easter Treasure Hunt, players hunt for Easter eggs containing various clues that eventually lead them to the Easter Treasure!

Play individually or in teams comprising 2-5 players. (Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)

Prepare the Easter eggs (11 Easter eggs per player/team):
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Easter Treasure Hunt Clues.
(You will need 1 copy per team.)

Easter Treasure Hunt Clues

You do not need to use all these clues. For example, if there are no beds where you are playing, simply leave out clue #10.

You will need to use plastic eggs for this game. We suggest using one colored eggs for each team, so the Red team can only pick up Red Easter Eggs, the Blue team can only pick up Blue Easter Eggs, and so forth. Alternatively, paste stickers on the outside of the eggs to differentiate them for each team.

Place one clue in each plastic Easter egg, in addition to the usual candy and/or small toy.
Temporarily bag all the eggs containing the same clue together and label the bag to avoid confusion when hiding the eggs.

Prepare the Easter Treasure:

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 12
Attach this to the Easter Treasure.
These are your prizes or gifts.
You can have a bigger gift for the winning team, and smaller gifts for all the other teams.

(If you are using this Easter Treasure Hunt as part of your Sunday school lesson, you can attach this card to an empty gift box. Use this activity to introduce the story of the empty tomb before finally giving out your Easter Treasure Hunt prizes and gifts.)

Hide the Easter eggs:
Do not hide the Easter egg containing the first clue as these will be given to the teams at the start of the treasure hunt.
Hide the remaining Easter eggs such that the first clue leads you to the second clue, the second clue leads you to the third clue, and so forth.

Clue #1

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 1
Hide the next clue near anything white.

Clue #2

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 2
Hide the next clue near a faucet.

Clue #3

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 3
Hide the next clue inside a shoe.

Clue #4

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 4
Hide the next clue near anything round.

Clue #5

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 5
Hide the next clue under anything made of wool. Example: blanket, coat, sweater, socks.

Clue #6

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 6
Hide the next clue in a corner.

Clue #7

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 7
Hide the next clue inside a box of muffins.

Clue #8

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 8
Hide the next clue inside a teapot.

Clue #9

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 9
Hide the next clue inside or near a clock.

Clue #10

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 10
Hide the next clue on a bed.

Clue #11

Easter Treasure Hunt Clue 11
Hide the Easter Treasure near a Bible.

Objective:
Be the first team to find the Easter Treasure.

Rules:
To begin, give each team the Easter egg containing the first clue.
Based on this first clue, teams will hunt for subsequent clues.

If you are Red team, you can only pick up red Easter eggs.
You must look for the clues systematically, so that you should have all 11 clues before finally reaching the Easter Treasure.

2 Easter Scavenger Hunt

In this Easter Scavenger Hunt, players hunt for 40 Easter eggs that contain the 40 specific items listed on their Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues.

Play individually or in teams comprising 2-5 players. (Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)

Prepare the Easter eggs (40 eggs per player/team):
Download, print and cut up the egg-shaped Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards.

Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards
(Each set contains 40 cards, enough for 1 player/team. Print as many copies as you need.)
Place one card in each plastic Easter egg, in addition to the usual small toy and/or candy.

For each player/team:
Download and print the Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues.

Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues
(You will need 1 copy per player/team.)

Additional supplies:
Pen/pencil for each player/team.

Objective:
Find as many of the 40 egg-shaped Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards as possible within the given time.

Rules:
Give each player/team one copy of Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues – players must hunt for these items.
Cross out each item that you have found.
Players can only pick up those eggs containing the items that you need.
Example: if you already have the angel card, you cannot pick up another egg with the same angel card. Simply put the second angel card (together with the toys and candy that came with it) back into the plastic egg and hide it in the same place where you found it.

Award prizes for:
Player/team that finds the most unique Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards

Variation for Cooperative Play
Play in the same way as above except that everyone must work as a team to find all 40 Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards within a given time.

Easter Scavenger Hunt Bingo

Combine the fun of a Scavenger Hunt with Bingo! Players hunt for Easter eggs that contain the specific items found on your unique Easter Bingo Cards. The first player to Bingo wins!

We suggest playing this in pairs or small teams of up to 5 players. (Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)
You can also play individually but you will need to prepare lots more Easter eggs (about 24 Easter eggs for each player).

Download and print the Easter Bingo Cards.

This printable contains 24 unique Easter Bingo Cards. You do not need to print all the cards. Just print as many as you need.
(You will need 1 Easter Bingo Card per team. If you have more than 24 teams, you will need to print multiple copies.)

Easter Bingo Cards Printable

Prepare the Easter eggs (about 24 Easter eggs for each team):
Download, print and cut up these egg-shaped Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards.

Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards

Each set contains 40 egg-shaped cards. Print 3 sets for every 5 teams.
Place one card in each plastic Easter egg, in addition to the usual candy and/or small toy.

Additional supplies:
Pen for every team.

Objective:
Be the first team to find the egg-shaped Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards that match 5 items in a row (in any direction) on your Easter Bingo Card. (The “Free Space” in the middle counts as a matched square.)

Rules:
Players can only pick up those Easter eggs that contain the cards that you need.
Example:
If your Easter Bingo Card does not have the picture of an angel, or if you have already picked up 1 egg-shaped angel card, you cannot pick up another egg with the same card.
Simply put the second angel card (together with the toys and candy that came with it) back into the plastic egg and hide it in the same place where you found it.

Award prizes for:
First team to find egg-shaped Easter Scavenger Hunt Cards that match 5 items in a row (in any direction) on your Easter Bingo Card.

Variation for younger players:
Younger players may have difficulty putting the egg-shaped card, toy and candy back into the plastic Easter eggs (if you pick up a duplicate card that you do not need). Simplify the game as follows:
Each team can only pick up 24 Easter eggs. Stop hunting for eggs as soon as you have 24 eggs in your basket.
Players exchange cards with each other to Bingo!

Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

For even more Easter egg hunt ideas, check out our collection of 10 Fun and Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas.

Bible Lesson – Easter: Resurrection of Jesus

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt? Why or why not?
2. Was this your first Easter Egg Hunt? How does today’s Easter Egg Hunt compare to others you have had in the past?
3. Do you like the candy and toys inside the eggs? Which are your favorites?
4. What do eggs have to do with Easter?

Say
Although Easter eggs are not mentioned in the Bible, they are used by Christians around the world to symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. Every year on Easter Sunday, we remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

Read
Matthew 28:1-10

Discuss
5. Why did the women go to the tomb?
6. What did they expect to see in the tomb?
7. What did they see instead?
8. What happened to Jesus after he died on the cross?

Say
Yes, Jesus was crucified and died on the cross.
But Jesus did not remain dead for long. Jesus became alive again after 3 days!

Read
1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Discuss
9. Were the women (in Matthew 28:1-10) the only ones who saw Jesus after his resurrection?

Conclude
The women went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus with the spices they had prepared. But the body of Jesus was not in the tomb. The angel explained to them that Jesus had risen from the dead. Jesus is alive!
Jesus is the Son of God. He came to earth to die on the cross to take the punishment for our sins. And on the third day, Jesus became alive again.
Because Jesus died on the cross, our sins can be forgiven. We can be with God and have a relationship with him. We can become his children and will one day be with him in heaven.

Related Bible Passages about the Resurrection of Jesus
Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18

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