Planning an Easter egg hunt for your children around Easter Sunday (9 April 2023) and looking for bright, colourful, age-appropriate clues you can download, print out and set up your egg hunt with?

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Hunt no further! Here, we've pulled together 5 different sets of downloadable and printable set of Easter egg hunt clues for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, spanning ages from 2 to 10.

Some of them are designed to be used outdoors; others can even be used indoors or out and there are also some completely indoor-based Easter-egg hunt clues so, if the weather's not good enough for outdoor Easter egg-hunting, you've still got options for egg-hunting excitement inside the house.

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You can either stick to 1 set of clues, or mix and match the different types of clues. We've even included blank clues, so you can write some extra ones of your own. Just click on the links below to download the clues, then print them out and follow the instructions to plan your hunt. Have fun!

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1. Indoor Easter egg hunt clues for toddlers

clues for indoor Easter egg hunt for toddlers

Here's all you need for an indoor Easter-egg hunt: a set of clues to lead your child to where you've stashed eggs in/on/under ordinary household furniture. We've included pictures, as well as writing, so small people who haven't started reading yet can still take part.

Just download the clues, cut them into strips and rearrange the order if you want to, hide the eggs in the right locations, and then give your child 1 clue after another. Or you could just hand over the entire list and let your child hunt the eggs in any order.

When you click the download, you'll see we've added some extra blank clues, so you can add some more of your own or substitute some other pieces of furniture if you haven't got – or don't want to use – one of the ones on our list.

Obviously, do make sure you're watching while your child rushes around on the hunt, just to keep an eye on safety, particularly near the TV and the stairs.

2. Outdoor Easter egg hunt clues for toddlers

clues for outdoor Easter egg hunt for toddlers

These clues for an outdoor Easter-egg hunt also include pictures, as well as writing, so that pre-readers can fully take part.

Just download the clues, cut them into strips and rearrange the order if you want to, hide the eggs in the right locations, and then give your child 1 clue after another. Or you could just hand over the entire list and let your child hunt the eggs in any order.

When you click the download, you'll see we've added some extra blank clues, so you can add some more of your own or substitute some other locations if you haven't got – or don't want to use – one of the ones on our list.

3. Riddle clues for an indoor Easter egg hunt for older children

clues for Easter egg hunt for toddlers and preschoolers

These riddle clues for an indoor Easter-egg hunt are aimed at preschoolers and younger schoolchildren and require a bit of reading (you may need to do that, depending on your child's age) and working out. Each clue hints at the location of an Easter egg hidden (by you, obvs) around your house.

Just download the clues, cut them out and arrange them in the order want. Set the 1st clue to 1 side. Then hide the eggs in the right locations, making sure to leave the next clue with each egg.

When you click the download, you'll see we've added some extra blank clues, so you can add some more riddles of your own or substitute some of our riddles if you haven't got – or don't want to use – one of the 'answer' locations on our list. You'll also see we have included an extra 'Happy Easter' image for you to put, with your Easter egg, at the final 'answer' location of your hunt.

When you're all set, give your child the 1st clue – and let the hunt commence!

4. Rhyming poem Easter egg hunt clues for older children

clues for Easter egg hunt for preschoolers and schoolchildren

These rhyming Easter-egg hunt clues for older children ramp up the fun by taking your child indoors and out (only to the garden and the garage/street).

Just download the clues, cut them out and arrange them in the order want. Set the 1st clue to 1 side. Then hide the eggs in the right locations (see our cribsheet below, if the rhymes are defeating you), making sure to leave the next clue with each egg.

When you click the download, you'll see we've added some extra blank clues, so you can add some more rhymes of your own or substitute some of our rhymes if you haven't got – or don't want to use – one of the 'answer' locations on our list. You'll also see we have included an extra 'Happy Easter' image for you to put, with your Easter egg, at the final 'answer' location of your hunt.

When you're all set, give your child the 1st clue – and watch them work out the rhymes and race off!

Clue answers cribsheet: car; tub; slide; stairs; TV or tree (up to you); under pillow; cup; book.

5. Simple colour-matching Easter-egg hunt clues for younger toddlers

For young toddlers who are learning their colours, these pink, green, yellow, blue, orange and purple colour clues make a nice, simple Easter egg hunt that doesn't need to be done in any particular order.

Download 2 copies of the clues and cut out each colour clue. Set 1 set of clues aside. Hide your eggs in suitable toddler-friendly places around your house, and use sticky tape to stick a colour strip beside/above/below/near each egg you've hidden.

When you're ready, give your toddler the other set of colour clues (or 1 colour clue at a time) and encourage them to look around, find the matching colour and claim the egg nearby.

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