Easter Egg hunt clues, riddles and ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and children

We have 5 different sets of Easter egg hunt clues – pictures, colour-matching, rhymes and riddles – to download and print out for easy indoor and outdoor egg-scavenging fun

best easter egg hunt clues for children

Planning an Easter egg hunt for your family around Easter Sunday (12 April 2020)? Or a scavenger treasure hunt while we’re all stuck at home?

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Hunt no further! These downloadable and printable clues are perfect for making your hunt much more exciting and fun.

Here are 5 sets of Easter egg (or treasure hunt) clues

You can either stick to 1 set of clues, or mix and match the different types of clues. Just click on the links below to download the clues, then print them out and follow the instructions to plan your hunt. Have fun!

1. Downloadable clues for an 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 2 more blank clues, so you can add some more of your own or substitute some other piece of furniture if you haven’t got – or don’t want to use – one of the ones of 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.

2. Downloadable clues for an outdoor Easter egg hunt for toddlers

These clues for an outdoor Easter-egg hunt (which realistically, this year, you’ll need to restrict to your garden or backyard, if you have one) 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 2 more blank clues, so you can add some more of your own or substitute some other outdoor egg-stashing locations if you haven’t got – or don’t want to use – one of the ones of our list.

3. Downloadable riddle clues for an indoor Easter egg hunt for toddlers and preschoolers

These riddle clues for an indoor Easter-egg hunt require a bit of reading (you’ll probably need to do that bit) 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. We’ve made you a ‘Well done! Happy Easter!’ ‘clue’ to leave with the last egg in your hunt.

When you click the download you’ll see we’ve added 2 more blank clues, so you can add some more of your own or substitute your own riddle clue for another location in your house, if you haven’t got – or don’t want to use – one of the ones of our list.

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

4. Rhyming poem clues for an indoor and outdoor Easter egg hunt for preschoolers and schoolchildren

These rhyming clues Easter-egg hunt 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. We’ve made you a ‘Congrats!’ ‘clue’ to leave with the last egg in 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. Colour-matching clues for a simple indoor Easter egg hunt for 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.

And there’s more: why not make a special Easter basket for your child to collect their eggs in?

We also have downloadable templates for 4 differently decorated, easy-to-construct Easter baskets. Perfect for collecting eggs when you’re on a treasure hunt!

easter basket templates to download

Share your Easter egg hunt pics with us

If you do 1 of our Easter egg hunts, we’d love to see how it goes. Please share your pics on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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