Easter is right around the corner! We have some fun things cooked up and today I wanted to share this Easter Basket Hunt idea and give you guys some free printables that you can use to do your own hunt this year! I’m also going to be sharing some of my best Easter basket tips and how to pull the whole thing off.
Okay so here’s the idea of the hunt- they get their first clue, which leads to the next, and so on until they find their Easter basket. This is a fun twist on what we think of as the traditional Easter egg hunt, and you could even incorporate that into this idea as well for a really fun Easter tradition.
You’ll want to print these basket hunt clues to start.
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Then, you just trim them off the page and you are ready to go. You can give them the first clue, or post it somewhere they can find, like on the refrigerator, for example.
This clue is going to tell them where to begin their hunt.
Then you just place the next clues down in their order, until the last clue which is going to lead them to the location of their basket.
You can put these in any order you like with the exception of the first and last clues. Think about how your home is laid out and arrange it so that they don’t accidentally come across the basket before they find their last clue. You can also skip any cards that don’t apply to your home (such as the fire place).
This is a fun way to really build the excitement around finding where the bunny has hidden their basket!
Now, for a few tips on building the perfect basket!
The first step is selecting a basket! I try to find a more neutral colored basket that I may be able to re-use or re-purpose around the home. Last year my boys’ baskets were re-purposed for storage in their rooms. I love this basket and it would make an adorable base for a faux flower arrangement for Spring!
Then, you want to pick out some fun basket “grass” and some cute accents. I picked out this paper grass in different shades of green, and a cute bow and chalkboard bunny tag for the name.
Then, pick out the best candy. These Easter candy “canes” are always a big hit at our house- pick whatever candy your little one loves.
We also try to include some non-candy items in our baskets.
Some other things you could include-
- Coloring/Activity Books
- Board games
- Toys (especially outdoor toys for Spring and Summer)
- New hygiene items
The possibilities are endless, but we really like getting them something that they will continue to use far past Easter.
Your Easter will sure be a hit this year with these basket tips and this fun Easter Basket hunt idea! Have you ever done an Easter basket hunt? How did it go? Tell us in the comments!
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