I have a newfound respect for the Easter Bunny.
Every year the egg hunt is the highlight of Easter. What’s not to love? Running around excitedly, solving riddles, and uncovering hidden chocolate. It’s challenging and compelling and at the end of it you get rewarded with Easter eggs.
There are lots of different ways to organise an Easter Egg hunt. You could get lots and lots of mini prizes and hide them around the garden or the home. This is especially handy if lots of little ones are taking part. But be prepared to accidentally uncover unfound eggs when you’re doing some gardening six months later.
The second option is a riddle-filled hunt, where each clue leads you to a mini prize and another clue. Sometimes these clues are cryptic. Sometimes they rhyme. It turns out that coming up with either is quite tricky, and has led me to the conclusion that the Easter Bunny is a lyrical genius.
So to help you embark on a great egg hunt this Easter, we’ve created some cards that you can print out at home. Each rhyming riddle should let your little explorers to somewhere familiar in the house. And if you’re feeling brave, there are some blank cards to have a go at writing your own.
1 Download and print the egg hunt cards. Cut them up. If you want to write your own, add them to the cards.
2 Decide the order of the hunt. Leave one card out as the starting point.
3 In the location that is the answer to Hunt Card 1, hide a chocolatey prize and the next clue.
4 Hide the next prize and clue in the location that Hunt Card 2 leads you too.
5 Keep going. In the final location, leave the big prize!
I’m not claiming to have the flawless wordsmithery of the Easter Bunny, so here are the answers, just in case they are not decodable…
If you’ve lost the remote, And it’s not in the toaster, It’s usually fallen Down the back of the… sofa
When you arrive at the table, You’re not floating on air, You find your place And sit on a… chair
They might smell of cheese, Unless they’re brand new, You wear them to walk, It’s hidden in your… shoe
It lives in the kitchen, It wouldn’t work in a cave, Your cold beans get hot, When you put them in the… microwave