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Looking for some egg-cellent ways to entertain your little bunnies for Easter? These fun backyard and indoor Easter ideas flip the traditional egg hunts into at-home adventures for the whole family.

1. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Setting up their Easter baskets in the living room is too easy. And kids are too smart these days. Use a little creativity and the layout of your home or backyard to spread clues and hide their treasures. Here’s how to do it: Find a sneaky spot to hide their Easter basket. Then stuff clues (words or pictures) into Easter eggs. Tuck the eggs around the house and watch them follow the clues to the end! Here are a few clues to get you started:

  • “Roses are red. The sky is blue. I stuffed an egg inside a shoe!”
  • “Look high and look low. Find a clue where we watch a show.”
  • “Are you having fun? Do you want more? Look for an egg near the front door.”

2. Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt

A glow-in-the-dark egg hunt is perfect for Easter eve, and the kids won’t be expecting it! Pick up some glow-in-the-dark eggs and fill them with your favorite Hershey chocolate and candies. Make sure to leave them in a well-lit spot before you hide them so they are as “glow-y” as possible. Then clear the room of tripping hazards! Give the kids glow necklaces and bracelets so you can see them during the lights-out hunt. If you can’t find glow-in-the-dark eggs, try a flashlight Easter egg hunt with the regular, colorful kind!

3. Capture the “Egg”

If you’ve got a competitive family, here’s an egg-citing backyard Easter game for you. Capture the “Egg” is similar to capture the flag, but with an Easter twist. The object of the game is to grab the other team’s eggs and hop back to your base before you get tagged. If someone is tagged, they’re stuck until another team member unfreezes them. The team that brings back all four of the opponent’s eggs wins. Here’s how to set it up:

  • Divide the family into teams and assign them a color, such as blue and pink.
  • Grab your Hershey candy and stuff four colored eggs for each team.
  • Have each team select a home base on opposite sides of the yard.
  • Place the blue eggs on the pink side of the yard and vice versa.
  • Yell “GO!” and watch the silliness start.

The players get to keep the candy in the eggs they steal, but you can sweeten the deal for the winners with a grand prize to share like the World’s Largest HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar!

4. Decode the Secret Easter Message

They might find candy, or they might stumble upon a puzzle to solve. Stuff a few of the eggs with letters, words, parts of a picture or random objects that when put together reveal a secret message. It could be a picture of the prize or clues about a location in your house or a special message from the Easter Bunny. Have the kids put their heads together to figure it out and earn a big prize!

What to Put in Easter Eggs … Hershey Candy, of course!

Let’s be honest. Cracking open the eggs and seeing which chocolate treasures you get is the best part of Easter egg hunts. Luckily, all Hershey Easter candy is delectable and delightful, and fits nicely inside the eggs! Here are some seasonal varieties every bunny will love and which eggs to put them in.

Chocolate for Standard Easter Eggs (approximately 2.25” tall):

  • 2 HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolates Egg Hunt
  • 1 KIT KAT® Lemon Crisp Flavored Miniatures Wafer Bar
  • 1 Pastel YORK Peppermint Pattie Egg
  • 1-2 pieces from the Hershey Easter Assortment, 60 pc.

Chocolate for Large Easter Eggs (approximately 3” tall):

  • 1 REESE’S Peanut Butter Egg
  • 4 Pastel HERSHEY’S Miniatures
  • 2-3 pieces from the Hershey All Sweets Assortment, 70 pc.

Extra-Large Chocolate for Easter Basket Stuffing:

  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups with Marshmallow Flavored White Creme
  • HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Build-a-Bunny Bar
  • REESE’S REESTER BUNNY Peanut Butter Bunny
  • WHOPPERS Mini Robin Eggs Candy Carrot
  • ICE BREAKERS ICE CUBES Strawberry Lemonade Flavored Gum

More Easter Ideas at Home

Once the hunt is over and you’ve picked up several candy wrappers from the floor, it’s time to gather around the table for Easter dinner. Make sure to include an extra-special dessert like Carrot Cake with REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips. Hop on over to our Easter ideas page for more spring recipes, crafts and decorations.