Alphabet Egg Hunt

I thought I would share the pictures from our egg hunt that we did today, to finish up our Easter theme. I have to say, this just goes to show that kids really don't have to have candy inside an egg to be excited about finding them. My children HAVE done candy/egg hunts, so I wondered if they would be let down by just eggs with no fillers, but I was very wrong!

I had them all go in one of the bedrooms, while I hid all of the eggs.

 After hiding them in various places in the main part of our house, I laid the tray (just a cookie sheet from the dollar store) on the table as a place to put their eggs when they returned them. I also laid out our moveable alphabet as an added mini-challenge - they had to bring the egg back to the table, find the correct matching letter, and then return it to the tray.

I know this picture is blurry, but it's because they were, for the most part, running to find eggs. It was so neat to see them so excited about something so simple, even the older ones :)  

They all thought it was funny that I hid some of them in our grammar farm 

After a few rounds of hunting and finding the eggs and matching with our alphabet, I made it a bit more challenging. I had previously sat down with them, before we began, and had everyone examine a basket of small objects, one for each letter of the alphabet. I wanted to make sure that even the younger two girls knew what each object was and be familiar with it. After matching with the moveable alphabet, I took the letters away and laid out each object, in alphabetical order, and they had to find the egg, then come back and find the object that made the same beginning sound. They enjoyed this, although they were tired and hungry by the time we got here, so we only played one round this way. Bug had to have a little help remembering some names of objects that she wasn't very familiar with at first (such as cork and lightning). I tried to upload a video to show you a clip of Hoss as he brought back an egg and found the matching object, but for some reason it didn't want to load right. If I can get it to work, I'll add it at a later date :(    

I hope you have enjoyed this and maybe can do something similar with your kiddos over the weekend! I have a feeling we won't see the end of egg hunts, regardless of the fact that Easter is in just two days and then will be over for another year! The kids were already hiding them this afternoon for each other.  I hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend!


  1. Thanks for sharing! Great post! I think I have as much fun hiding the eggs!

    1. I agree with you :) it's amazing what such a simple thing can make learning exciting!


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