Bunnies, eggs, candy…that’s right, Easter is nearly here! Whether you’re planning on having your own hunt in the backyard, designating a neighborhood hunt area or planning on hitting the town to enjoy public hunts, Snappening provides a variety of ideas about how to make the holiday special this year. Now, let’s hop to it.
Plan your own Easter Egg Hunt
This may be the year you decide to get friends and family together for your own Easter egg hunt. You may be trying to figure out what all is involved with organizing your own Easter egg hunt if you’re doing it for the first time. You may also be struggling with how to determine your needs (supplies, candy, coins, etc.) as well as your logistics (rules, number of eggs, number of children, prizes and such)
Fear not bunny-loving friends! Use our helpful tips below to plan a successful Easter egg hunt this year:
- Color code the eggs. Use different colors to denote age groups or differentiate between adult and child eggs. This way you can organize a set of goodies for the kiddos and grown-ups alike.
- Paint various letters on the eggs and instruct the children to spell words. The child who creates the most words, wins a prize, as well as all the goodies in the eggs.
- Keep a record of the amount of eggs hidden and where to ensure that none are left behind to be found months later.
- Set clear boundaries and make sure all adults and children know where specifically to look for eggs.
- For children, draw a map and use picture clues to show where eggs or another map is hidden. Use riddles for older children that lead them to more difficult locations. One of our favorite games involves making an entire series of clues so kids have to find eggs one at a time, and the hunt lasts longer and requires more brain power.
- Use candy prizes, as well as small prizes like arcade passes or free ice cream cone coupons, and consider including a grand prize, such as a bike.
- Instead of just awarding the child who collects the most eggs, also go for random winners. These winners can be determined by collecting an egg with a note in it declaring them the victor of a certain prize. You may choose to also purchase or create a few “golden” or “glitter” eggs to help designate special treats.
- Stay safe and think about your location beforehand. Be aware of any hazards, such as traffic or water. A wide-open space, such as a football field is ideal.
If you begin to feel overwhelmed with the possibilities, consider hiring an Indianapolis event planner to help. A party planner can save you time and money. If you fear you can’t pull off your own egg hunt this year at home, enjoy one out on the town. We’ve assembled a list of what look to be the most promising public hunts for you to consider.
Family Events & Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 7th
There are lots of events for families, children and adults happening around Indianapolis. Check out our list to find out where the fun will be!
The Zionsville Lions Club presents the EGGnormous Egg Hunt in Lions Club Park. Egg hunts will take place in four different age groups. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. (donation requested), the egg hunts are at 10 a.m. and there is a rubber ducky scavenger hunt at 10:30 a.m.
Southport United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt, breakfast and games, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
IMS Kids Club Member Egg Hunt at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Open to the public, but you must RSVP in advance.
The Indianapolis Propylaeum (1410 N. Delaware, Indianapolis) is hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. for infants through age 12. Bring your camera for Easter Bunny photos.
New Bethel Baptist Church at 10 a.m., begins with an indoor craft, including making a container to collect your Easter eggs in. All ages are welcome for this free event. There will be several different Easter Egg Hunts taking place at a time, based on age groups. Afterwards there will be a story and refreshments.
Valley Mills Christian Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt for kids 10 and under at the corner of Heartland Blvd. and County Line Rd. in Heartland Crossing at 10 a.m. Rain location is: Valley Mills Christian Church, 5555 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis, IN.
All age Easter Egg Hunt followed by a free karate class and self-defense seminar, begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by Level 10 Martial Arts College (4002 E Southport Road, Indianapolis).
Clay Terrace in Carmel is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with over 3,000 Easter eggs to be gathered and there will be prizes for both adults and children. Meet up at the grassy area behind Kona Grill and Mitchell’s Fish Market at 10 a.m. Adults will have a special opportunity to hunt for Easter eggs, as well!
Bring your basket and come celebrate spring at the Northminster Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The fun begins at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) and is for ages 0 through 5th grade. There are different hunts for each age group.
Easter Egg Drop in Westfield at Oak Trace Elementary School, 10,000 plastic Easter eggs will be dropped from a helicopter! Registration begins at 10 a.m. with music and entertainment followed by the egg drop at 11 a.m. Local Westfield entertainer and full-time comedian, Tony Wolf, will be performing.
Franklin Parks and Recreation presents a free Egg Hunt for kids ages 2-10 at Province Park (Near W Jefferson St and S Home Street) by the Sunset Shelter at 10 a.m.
The town of Brownsburg is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at Arbuckle Acres Park (200 N. Green Street, Brownsburg) at 11 a.m. with candy and toy filled eggs. Free for ages infant through age 12. Big prizes include a Nintendo DS3, a scooter and a bike!
Free Easter Egg Hunt at First Baptist Church (8600 North College Ave, 46240), sponsored by the North Central Kiwanis Club. Kids can expect many surprises beginning at 12:30 p.m., including games, face painting, prizes and over 5,000 eggs to find!
Holland Park (11650 Holland Drive, Fishers, IN 46038) Egg Hunt is at 1 p.m., Easter Bunny pictures begin at noon with your own camera. This event is for 2nd graders and under and will take place rain or shine.
Join Danville Parks and Recreation and the Kiwanis Club of Danville for an Easter Egg Hunt at Ellis Park. The hunt will begin at 2 p.m. and pictures with the Easter Bunny will start at 1:30 p.m. at the Train Station. The hunt will have 3 age categories, 2-3, 4-6, and 7-9. Eggs contain candy and prizes.