4.15.2011

{free printables} Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

Whether you're hosting an Easter egg hunt at your house or just playing it cool with your own kiddies, these Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt printables will get the job done!
As a child I remember coming down the stairs and searching for my hidden Easter basket, so this printable is my modern day spin off of my parent's tradition.

How fun would it be to wake up Easter morning to discover that the Easter bunny had left you a little note on your door and foot prints leading to something more mysterious? If hosting a party, you could put the door knob sign on your front door with the foot prints leading to your backyard.

I know what you're thinking. Who has time to cut out all of those foot prints? Well... let me tell you it took me 5 minutes to cut 8 prints and they print 4/page so they're not huge. Plus no two prints are alike in real life so no need to be perfectionists with the scissors. I think it's well worth the effort once you see your kids' faces light up. If you're running out of time you could also use a trail of plastic eggs.
Once the children follow the foot prints it will lead to the first clue, then the second clue and so on until they find their baskets. You could do a large hunt for the entire family or smaller hunt for each individual child.
Also provided in this printable collection are envelope clue seals (party circles). I also included some blank party circles/cupcake toppers to be used however your hearts desire.
And last, but not least... the moment the children have been searching for-- their baskets! These printables come with basket tags to ensure each child gets their correct basket of goodies, because heavens knows we can't be having any mix-ups!

I realize having a scavenger hunt focuses solely on the Easter bunny and that Easter is really about our Savior and his resurrection so this was an activity I was gearing towards the younger crowd. However, to incorporate a more spiritual feel you could always fill their baskets with new scriptures, a book on Christ or church music.

So I hope you enjoy the scavenger hunt printables. Happy downloading and Happy Easter!
You may download HERE.

27 comments:

  1. Super cute and fun idea! Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. You are welcome Jewel. Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. My kids asked for a scavenger hunt this year and I think this may be just the thing. Thanks so much for sharing this! Adorable. :)

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  4. Laurie-- I hope the kids enjoy ut as much as I did making it. Thanks for the sweet comment.

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  5. These are great and I featured them this afternoon!


    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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  6. Love it!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. Kirsten, I really really enjoy your blog. These printables are super useful. My family will be on a soccer trip this weekend and we have to do our hunt in the hotel :{ This will make it WAY more fun and memorable!!

    Thanks SO SO much <3

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  8. Denise-- THANKS for the feature! :)
    Bonnie-- You are very welcome! I love doing it.
    Taci-- I hope your kiddos enjoy them. I know my oldest little rugrat will have a ball with them.

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  9. super cute!!! wondering if you have the clues you gave? i have a 3 year old i want to do this for and i'm wondering what clues would be easy enough for him to do

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  10. Donaji-- I too struggled with age appropriate clues. My ideas are as followed:

    Clue 1- what do bunnies like to eat? Your next clue will be there!
    (we plan to leave some carrots out the night before so when he goes to look for the carrots some of it will be eaten by *the Easter bunny*.

    Clue 2- now that the Easter bunny's belly is full, he needs to exercise to stay in shape. Hop on over to the treadmill for your next clue!
    (at the treadmill I was planning on placing a few foot prints on the actual workout equipment)

    Clue 3- After exercising the Easter bunny took a shower. Which shower did he use? (the kids can race around from bathroom to bathroom looking for signs of the Easter bunny)

    Clue 4- All of this activity made the Easter bunny tired. He sat down to take a rest and read his favorite book, "name of an Easter book you have in your house". (the last clue will be in the book at the end so the kids have to read the book. You could even put little peels of carrots and cottonballs in there to give signs that the Easter bunny was there)

    Clue 5- Before the Easter bunny moved onto the next house he left you each a basket. Look high, look low for your basket is somewhere close. (hide the basket somewhere in that room)

    I hope that helps. Happy Easter!

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  11. What a super fun idea with fabulously darling printables! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. The Youngs-- thanks for the sweet compliment. Hope you had a fun Easter!

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  13. This is great! I love all your free printables. what program are you using to create them? A Silhouette maybe? I'm deciding on what to buy for my family and love what you're doing!

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  14. Heather-- Sorry it has taken a while to get back. I wish I owned a Silhouette. One day maybe. I actually use Publisher to create most printables. One day I wish to learn InDesign or Illustrator.

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  15. No problem! Thank you SO much! I've been able to use the free trial Publisher that came with my Office suite to do some really fun printables for my daughter's 1st birthday! You're the best!

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  16. What program do I need to print these? Publisher???

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    1. Coco-- no special program is needed. The file is in PDF form :)

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  17. Such a fun idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so welcome. Glad you were able to find my blog.

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  18. How Awesome! I can't wait to do this for my twins!

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    1. Thanks! Hope it is a huge hit for your little ones!

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  19. I was curious how the document was free? It directed me to scribd and requested a fee to download. Please advise. Thanks so much. I would really love to have this for my daughters for Easter.

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    1. JB-- I apologize for the inconvenience. I've made some changes in my archives on scribd. Please try the download again-- it should be free now. Again, I apologize.

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  20. This is great! Thanks for sharing this with your readers for free. I can't wait to do this for my little girl and see how happy she is on Easter morning!

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    1. Itsabelly Baby Planners-- you're so welcome. My boys loved it this year and hopefully your little girl did as well. :)

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  21. Anyone else have issues printing this? I downloaded it twice and each time got an error.

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    1. Danika-- email me and I will send the file directly to you. I'm sorry it's a bit later for Easter, but maybe you could use it next year. :)

      kirstenfuller(at)gmail(dot)com

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