Easter Clue Hunt

Easter Clue Hunt is a very simple hunting game for young children who are just beginning to read. Each child is given a piece of paper with one simple word clue on it which leads to his or her Easter egg.

Age: Young children who can read (around 4 to 6 years old)

No. of players: 2 or more

Equipment: An Easter egg for each child; a piece of paper for each child with one or two words written on it identifying the location of the Easter egg.

Time: 5 minutes+

Aim: To read the piece of paper and find the hidden Easter egg.

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Easter Clue Hunt is best played indoors although it can be adapted for outdoors.

1. Prior to playing this game you need to hide an Easter egg for each child in a location that matches the clue on the piece of paper that the child receives. Write down the name of the location on a piece of paper to give to each child. Keep the locations simple. Examples of locations are: bath, oven, bed, mat, window, table.
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2. Give each child a piece of paper which has a location written on it. On the word "Go" they read their clue and start looking for their Easter egg.

3. Each child is a winner as they find their Easter egg.

Variation 1: You may like to draw a picture under the word to help the child decipher the word.

Variation 2: Instead of writing the name of the actual location you could write the name of the room that the Easter egg is located in and then the child has to search around that room for the hidden egg. For example, bedroom, bathroom, closet, kitchen, dining room, etc.

Variation 3: Instead of just one clue for each child, write several clues, with each clue leading to the hiding place of the next clue. Have the child go to 4 or 5 hiding places before finally reaching the hidden Easter egg prize. For example: Clue 1 says 'bath tub'. In the bath tub they find Clue 2 which says 'microwave oven'. Near the microwave oven they find Clue 3 which says 'computer'. At the computer they find a clue which says 'pillow'. Under their pillow they find their Easter egg.

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