What kid doesn’t love brightly dyed eggs, pastel colored jelly beans, and hippity hopping bunnies!? Easter is such a fun time to encourage friendship and plan EGGciting treats and activities for our kids. As a mom I LOVE hiding plastic eggs in the back yard and rereading our favorite Easter stories. Traditions are everything in my house. That’s why I am so excited to share these adorable and engaging Easter scavenger hunts for kids with you!

– Life Over C's free printable easter scavenger hunts for kids with images of easter themed objects dotted easter egg, chick, white bunny, chocolate bunny, carrot, flowers, easter bask

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Materials for the Easter Printable Scavenger Hunt for Kids

  • Paper
  • Writing Utensils

Using Scavenger Hunts for Kids

easter scavenger hunt ideas

When your child is looking for specific items on the list they will have to classify objects by colors, sizes, shapes and even textures.

As your child finds each item, have them cross off the picture and then draw the object on the second page. Encourage them to use descriptive words including positions and locations.

This activity can be completed indoors if rainy or outside in the beautiful spring weather.

The Easter scavenger hunt items that are included in this printable are: carrot, bunny, flowers, jelly beans, chick, hidden eggs, eggs, chocolate bunny, Easter bunny, and cracked egg.

In addition to learning about observational skills for kindergarten here are some more ideas for what you can teach using the Easter Scavenger Hunt:

  • What object was the easiest to find?
  • What object was the hardest to find?
  • What other objects did you find that are not on the sheet?
  • What do you think was inside of the cracked egg?
– Life Over C's free printable easter themed preschool scavenger hunts for kids

Learn Basic Preschool Skills with Free Scavenger Hunts for Kids

  • Which words start with ‘E’?
  • Which words have a ‘C’ in them?
  • What pictures contain two separate words?
  • Can you think of other words that start with ‘B’ like in bunny?
– Life Over C's Black and white copies of Easter Scavenger Hunts for kids

Scavenger Hunts for Kids Build Essential Skills

Exploring their world is something kids do naturally, so using a scavenger hunt to introduce skills is a great way to learn through play.

Build Problem Solving Skills

Our children will use prior knowledge to investigate and problem solve where they think one of the Easter objects may be hiding. For example, a broken egg could be found in a bird’s nest on a tree branch.

Get Your Body Moving

I have never met a kid that doesn’t love running outside and searching for ‘treasure’. Your child will engage gross motor skills by exploring and moving those little legs.

Teach Teamwork

Have your children work in small groups or pairs to practice brainstorming and team work. Collaborating with a friend can provide us with clues and ideas we may not have thought of.

Build Vocabulary

Exploring a new theme becomes so much more fun when it is a game! Build new vocabulary with your preschoolers or special needs kids with a fun scavenger hunt!

– Life Over C's Scavenger hunts for kids with an Easter theme

How To Use These Free Easter Scavenger Hunts for Kids Printable:

printable scavenger hunt

This activity is so simple to make and to ‘stage’ if necessary. If some of the objects are not found in your hunting space, feel free to add these items for your kiddos to find.

Print out a copy of the printable for each child.

A clipboard or something hard to set the paper on could help with tears or tiny holes in their papers.

Provide each child with a crayon, pen or pencil (and please remind them not to run with a sharp writing tool!).

Let them run free and explore their surroundings, with proper supervision of course.

Extend the Activity:

Create a Clue

If you feel like your child may have a difficult time finding the objects, create fun clues for them to help them feel successful.

Take a Picture

Instead of, or along with, your child drawing a picture of the object, take their picture beside or close to what they have found.

Easter Egg Sensory Bin

Try this great sensory activity to celebrate Easter and practice matching colors and designs.

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– Life Over C's images of free printable Easter Scavenger Hunts for kids using clip art of easter images. Scavenger hunt options shown, full color and black and white. Photo based for children to cross off items and word based for children to draw pictures of the objects
– Life Over C's Easter Scavenger Hunt
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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