This weekend we wanted to carry on our tradition of going on an Easter Trail, so we created our own Easter-themed hunt that we can enjoy at home. I thought I would share our Lockdown Easter Hunt with you, so you can enjoy this simple Easter trail at home too.
Print and Colour
For this Lockdown Easter Hunt you will need to print out the simple Easter Hunt Template and the simple Easter Hunt Clue Sheet. I recommend one set for each child taking part, so for two children print two templates and two clue sheets. Apologies if the printables are a little rustic – I’m afraid that I’m juggling a lot of things at the moment and I’ve done my best for you.
First, you can get the children to help by colouring in their sheet of Easter-themed items (or if your Easter Trail is a surprise then you can colour them in or simply leave them plain).
Next, you need to cut out each of the six items and stick each one to a twig, stick or lollipop stick.
What You Need To Do
To enjoy the Lockdown Easter Hunt, you need to hide the Easter themed items in the house or around the garden (we stuck the objects to lollipop sticks so that we could pop them into the ground). Then each child must search for all the items on the clue sheet list. There is a line next to each item on the clue sheet so that children can write the name of the object once they find it – great for writing practise, or they can just tick it off if they prefer.
Once the children have found all six items they can return them to you for a reward. My top tip is to start the Easter Hunt by hiding only 5 of the objects. Then once the children are at a loss as to where the last object could be you can discreetly hide the last clues for them to miraculously find – this way if you’re lucky then you can have the children running around the garden for an extra 15 minutes looking for the ‘missing’ object, before you carefully remove them from your pocket and plant them in the garden.
If the kids enjoy the Easter Hunt then you can hide all the objects again and repeat the fun. It’s particularly good to keep setting up and then you can get the kids to find their six Easter-themed objects everytime they ask for a snack.
More Easter Activities and Ideas
If you’re inspired to try some other Easter-themed ideas, then why not try making some buns inspired by the first hot cross bun with this recipe for Easy Alban Buns? Since the weather is good at the moment then you could try some Easter-themed Splatter Art in the garden. Or, you could even try some Easter-themed maths with this Easter Themed Tesellation Activity.
Stay home, stay safe and save lives. Happy Easter.