I have been going through my photo archives and finding activities I have photos of but never posted. This scavenger hunt must have just gotten missed because it’s a great game and we’ve played it many times since, I don’t know why I have never posted it. The goal of the game is to get kids moving when it’s too cold or wet to run outside but it uses the novelty of finding and opening these sport themed Easter eggs ( which are already in the stores) to make it just a little more fun.
Please excuse the blurry photos – this was before I had a great camera or kids who’d freeze when I asked!
Gather your materials. You will need some plastic Easter eggs ( any theme will work), some paper, a pen, and scissors.
Start by cutting your paper into strips small enough to stuff into the eggs. Write different actions on the paper. If you really want to tire your kids out go big!
Here are some ideas for you :
10 jumping jacks.
Sing the alphabet while skipping around the room.
March in place for 25 seconds.
Do a crab walk around the couch.
Stomp 5 times.
Touch your toes.
Jump as high as you can 5 times.
Sing Head and Shoulders.
5 sit ups.
Dance like a maniac!
Pop those in and hide the eggs. Can you see any in the room? My little ones ( oh look how little they were…) were eager to find them all.
Search for the eggs. As you find them open them up, read it and do what it says. We all did the actions as a group but you can decide if the finder does it or everyone joins in.
You can make this activity a quick brain break or a long full body workout. It’s all up to you. Either way it’s fast and fun to put together. So go grab some plastic eggs and get moving!
Love this idea! Thanks!
love the idea! where can I find you the sports themed easter eggs?
Allison McDonald says
Walmart or Target I think…
Such a fun idea! I think we’ll do something like this for my son’s 8th birthday party that will have a football theme. I found football eggs on Amazon. A bit pricey, but I don’t think I’ll be needing many new supplies for this party
Used to read your blog a lot when my kiddos were younger. So happy to see you’re still going strong!
Allison McDonald says
Thank you! We have some of these eggs still laying around from way back when. I hope your son has a wonderful party and birthday.