Dark Easter Egg Hunt (Wild-style)
Dark Easter Egg hunt is such a fun twist on an average Easter egg hunt. Have fun playing this wildly version of the classic Easter Egg Hunt with your friends and family! We’ve got a range of indoor and outdoor games for the entire family. Easter is a time to bring out all the fun and games.
- number of players: from 4 players
- age: from 6 years old
- materials: list of hiding places, eggs, one flashlight per person / team, timer, bag / basket to collect discovered eggs, prize (prizes if done in teams)
- Played outdoors
- Play time: 30 min
The Dark Easter Egg Hunt rules
Before your guests arrive you will need to hide all of your Easter eggs outside and write their hiding spots down so you don’t forget about them later.
As it starts to get dark you will need to determine if you will have your guests team up in small groups or if you are going to make them all fend for themselves. Once you are determined how your guests will hunt for the Easter eggs you have hidden you will want to make them sure you give each person or team a basket or bag to collect their discovered eggs in and to give each person their own flashlight.
If you have chosen to have your guests work in teams you will also need to decide if you want to allow your teams to divide up and search alone or if they all must stay together. When it is dark, give your guests 30 minutes to find the eggs. When they have 5 minutes left, give them a warning that time is almost up!
Depending on the hiding spots that you have chosen, you can determine who wins two different ways. One way is based clearly on the number of eggs found by each person / team. The other way would be to place a point value to each egg based on how hard it would be to find it. Be sure to let your guests know which system you are using to determine the winner.
Tip: if you use the point system, make sure each egg is a different color and / or pattern so that you know exactly how many points each egg or even eggs with that color / pattern are worth!
Colored and flashing lights are a great addition to the night, and attaching some sort of flashing accessory to a child’s clothes will not only delight them, but help you track the kids in the dark.
The winner(s) is going to be determined by the person or team that either collects the most number of eggs or the must number of points.
The educational advantages of the game
- It generates fun atmosphere
- Gross motor skills: Running to get the eggs.
- Manage responses to scary things
- Having fun with flashlights can feel a little bit risky, and that’s a good thing for kids.
- Counting: Counting the eggs.
- Play in community: social activity
- Promotes rule-following: ability to follow instructions.
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