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Easter scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts are fun for children and they are also a great way to turn those frowns upside down when the excitement of the Easter egg hunt is over.


Combining an Easter egg hunt with a scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to make children more aware of their surroundings. And organising a scavenger hunt is as easy as one, two and three.


Scavenger Hunt List
Clipboard (depending on how fancy you’d like this to be)
Pen or Pencil
Bucket or Basket





Create a list that includes things like a bucket, spade, gloves, fork, seeds, fertiliser etc. to make up a little gardening starter kit for them to end off by making a small garden they can nurture past Easter and the hunt.

When planning the hunt it is important to take into consideration the age of the children involved. The scavenger list can be as simple as stone, feather, leaf, etc., or as complex as solving riddles to get them to first guess what they need to find before sending them out hunting. Just remember that the more time and effort you put into the planning, the longer you’ll keep those little feet in the garden.

With the list in hand you can clip it onto the clipboard and you’re ready to start the hunt. If you’d like to pick up some items that are more exciting than a stone and leaf, head on down to your local garden centre or nursery and hide the items along with the Easter eggs.

After the hunt for their Easter eggs, and once the sugar high kicks in you will be looking for ways to keep the kids occupied and this would be the perfect time to whip out your scavenger hunt card.

Grab the clipboard, pen or pencil and send the little scavengers out for more fun garden time. Now it’s your turn to sit back, relax and let them come to you with their spoils.

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