With these gorgeously illustrated, Beatrix Potter-inspired printables, you can easily and quickly set up a sweet, small-people-friendly Easter egg hunt. With its big Peter Rabbit signpost clues that you position near each hiding place, it’s a particularly good Easter egg hunt for toddlers. (We’ve also got lots of other Easter egg hunt ideas for children of all ages.)
This hunt is based on finding hidden the paper (or card) cut-out eggs, so it’s perfect if you’re keen to avoid a frenzied chocolate-egg pile-on.
Once your child’s collected the cut-out eggs, you can dish out the chocolate – or other Easter-y treats, if you’d prefer.
Here’s how to set up your Peter Rabbit Easter Egg hunt
- Find Easter treats to give out when the hunt’s complete.
- Decide how many cut-out eggs you’re going to hide and how many signposts you’ll want to use.
- Download and print off as many of our 5 downloadable sheets as you need to give you the right number of eggs and signposts.
- Cut out the eggs and the direction signposts. You can glue them onto card first to make them stiffer, if you like.
- Hide the eggs in various places around your house and/or garden.
- Place the signposts near to each hiding place to guide your child towards the eggs.
- You’re good to go!
This downloadable sheet has 2 patterned eggs and your start-of-the-hunt signpost.
This sheet has 2 more eggs and a Peter Rabbit signpost that you can position to the left of your next egg hiding place.
This sheet has 2 more eggs (including a rather fetching stripy one) and a Peter Rabbit signpost that you can position just above or below your next hiding place.
This sheet has another 2 eggs and a cheeky Peter Rabbit signpost to position near your next hiding place. You could even make your child literally do what the sign says and hop on 1 leg until they find the next eggs!
Jemima Puddleduck, one of Beatrix Potter’s other much-loved creations, features on this final sheet, with her own signpost to position to the left of your next hiding place. You could make this the end of your Easter egg hunt or you could print out more eggs and signposts to make the fun last a little longer. Have fun!
And if you need something for your child to collect their eggs in…
Why not make a special Easter basket for your child to stash their eggs in? We have downloadable templates for 4 differently decorated, easy-to-construct Easter baskets.
Take a look at some of our other Easter crafts and activities: