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A Color-Coded Easter Egg Hunt


Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt for your family or the neighborhood? This Color-Coded Easter Easter Egg Hunt idea will not only make it easy to prepare, it will ensure that everyone has a super egg-citing time! (Plus check out the end of the post for more simple ideas!)


An Egg Hunt that is Fun for All Ages!

Last year, my husband and I were so excited to create our own short Spring Break as we went up to the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. They had a special Easter promotion going on, so we booked a few nights and were so excited to spend a few days up there before Easter Sunday. Plus, they had an Easter egg hunt for guests, which we though would be so fun for our children!

We were literally one of the few families up there that weekend which we thought would carry over for the egg hunt. But as it turns out, once Saturday came, it seemed like the ENTIRE town showed up. That’s great and all, except when it came for the egg hunt, our kids nearly got trampled and only came away with a few eggs in their basket.

It was then that we decided that we would probably be better off doing our own Easter Egg hunts that would be less stressful and more fun for everyone. I don’t care that my children get a million eggs, but I want them to have a good experience.

And then I remembered how my mom did our Easter Egg hunts growing up. Can’t believe I forgot about it!

A Color-Coded Easter Egg Hunt

My mom was a genius to prepare our Easter Egg hunt this way. She prepared 7 sets of different colored and sized eggs. Inside each different colored egg was a specific thing. For example, inside all the yellow eggs was candy, green was money, blue was a coupon for a day off jobs, etc.

When the Easter egg started, all 7 of us children could go at our own pace, since we knew that we each got find one of every color. The bigger children could go fast and try to find the eggs with more coins, but it ensured that the littler ones got the same amount of eggs, too.

Easter Egg Categories

There is no right or wrong way to have a color-coded Easter Egg hunt. And you can have as many categories as you want! Just make sure you have a different color egg or size to differentiate between the category. Here are some of our favorite categories growing up:

  • Money. My mom would hide different amounts in each of the money eggs, so it was always fun to count the money and see who got the jackpot egg at the very end! You can use coins or bills.
  • Candy. Of course, since Easter candy is the best, a few of the eggs should contain your favorite candy! But since the Easter bunny brings some in baskets, we don’t go crazy on candy during the hunt.
  • Coupons. You can include coupons for “no daily job”, “stay up late”, “no veggies at dinner”, “date night with mom”, etc. The possibilities are endless! Really anything that is a treat will be exciting!
  • Prize box tickets. There are some things that obviously won’t fit into a plastic egg, so why not give a ticket to a prize box and let your children pick a surprise after the hunt is over? Ideas could include: mini box sugar cereal cereal, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hair accessory, book, etc.
  • Scriptures. For just another way to keep Christ in Easter, why not include one of the scripture verses from the Easter story in one of the eggs? Sure, Easter can be a lot of fun, but you can also incorporate the spiritual side into your Easter egg hunt!
  • Privilege cards– How about 1 extra piece of dessert or extra screen time?
  • And what about 1 JACKPOT egg? Find a large egg and fill it with all sorts of goodies. One lucky person will love finding that one!


So there you have it! This is how we will be doing our Easter Egg hunt this year. How will you be doing yours?

I’m also loving these fun and simple Easter Egg Hunt ideas:

  • Color-coordinated eggs- Each children has one color of egg and can only collect that color
  • Glow in the dark egg hunt!

Energy Burning Easter Egg Hunt via 

Easter Egg Hunt for Toddlers via Celebrations at Home 

Puzzle Egg Hunt from Make the Best of Everything

Have fun!


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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