Tweens may play the “I’m too old” for Easter egg hunting card but there are creative ways to make the Easter time ritual tween friendly. Here are some fun suggestions.
Place clever messages or riddles inside a plastic egg that will lead them to the next egg. Don’t make the clues too obvious. The final clue will take them directly to an Easter basket full of tween goodies. If you’re having a difficult time coming up with some clues, check out Simply Fun Families for their downloadable clues.
Glow in the dark egg hunt
Go to the dollar store and pick up glow in the dark sticks and place them inside plastic eggs and set the kids out to find eggs in the dark. Best played at dusk if outdoors or indoors with a flashlight just so they don’t trip over furniture. Be sure to set boundaries. Growing a Jeweled Rose has got all the instructions on how to do this right.
Draw a large map where X marks the spot of the hidden Easter basket. Cut the map into puzzle pieces and place one piece in each plastic egg. Once they find all the puzzle pieces, they will need to complete the puzzle in order to locate the hidden Easter treasure.
GPS Easter egg hunt
Take the Easter hunt high-tech with a handheld GPS. Plot the coordinates of all the hidden eggs and let the hunt begin. Here’s a great article on how to get started on your own GPS Easter Egg Hunt.
Cash Egg Hunt
Forget the chocolate, its money tweens want. Fill plastic eggs with coins, paper money or coupons that they can exchange for gift cards or movie passes.
Take photos of the location of each egg, but don’t show too much in the photo and let them find their way to the egg simply from subtle clues found in the photo.
Sum It Up
Place numbers in plastic eggs and once they’ve found all the eggs, the one with the highest total sum takes the Easter prize. Be sure to have the kids add up the numbers without the use of a calculator. For older tweens, try using 2 to 4 digit numbers to increase the level of difficulty.
Do your tweens still look forward to hunting for Easter eggs? What will you be planning for Easter morning?
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