If you were a child who celebrated Easter, you looked forward to two things: waking up to discover a basket of treats from the Easter bunny, and hunting for even more goodies in your family's Easter egg hunt. And whether your parents hid Easter eggs in the best places just for you, or all the adults in the family rallied together to hide eggs for you and your cousins, you probably remember the thrill of looking out over the front lawn and spotting all those colorful eggs waiting to be found.
So, naturally, you want to make some memories just like these with your own kids. If you’re the grownup in charge now, you might be scratching your head and wondering how your parents and grandparents came up with new hiding places for all these eggs each year. It’s not easy to find new and creative spots and, let's be real, the best places to hide Easter eggs never include “in the corner.” The good news is, with a little creativity, you can switch things up enough to make your annual hunt even more fun.
what kind or how many eggs you're hiding, you should start planning your Easter egg hunt a week or so before Easter. You don't need to plan exactly where each egg will go at that point, but deciding what type of eggs you're going to hide, how many will be hidden, and, if necessary, what you're going to put in your plastic eggs, will help the hunt run smoothly. (And if you’re hiding real eggs, maybe make a little map or list of where they’re all hidden so you don’t have a stinky one left outside in a few days.)
After the prep is done, it’s time to hide! The kids (or adults, no judgment) searching for the eggs will surely thank you.
2 Behind The Blinds
Hiding Easter eggs behind the blinds is an oldie, but a goodie. Make sure you close the blinds first.
3 Mixed In With The Stuffed Animals 4 In The Mailbox
Easter is on a Sunday, so after emptying the mailbox on Saturday, you're free and clear until Monday.
Place an Easter egg or two in the mailbox, suggested a blog post on the World Market website, and wait to see if any industrious kids can find them. 5 In The Toilet Paper Holder
This hiding spot is easy enough to reach — and at the perfect height for little ones to find — but isn't overly obvious. It's an easily overlooked hiding spot, so it's likely your kids won't find it. At least, not at first. Simply slip an egg into the toilet paper roll and you're done.
6 Nestled In The Flower Bed Aaron Hawkins/E+/Getty Images
If you live in a part of the country where spring has more than sprung, hide an egg in the flower bed where it won't be easily seen.
8 Under The Steps
Underneath the steps isn't really the most obvious hiding spot, but it's not the most difficult to find either. This hiding spot is good for all ages.
9 In The Fruit Basket
An egg that's dyed or decorated similarly to whatever fruit happens to be in your fruit basket will perfectly blend in if hidden there among the fruit, according to the previously mentioned list from the World Market website.
10 Camouflaged In The Fence
Sticking a few eggs in the fence is kind of a given, but if your hunt is an indoor-outdoor search, it may be awhile before the kids make it outside. As The Daily Meal pointed out, it's a
classic Easter egg hiding spot. 11 Underneath The Lampshade
Remove the lightbulb from a lamp and replace with an Easter egg. As The Huffington Post notes, however, if you're
hiding an Easter egg in a lamp, make sure you unplug it first. 12 Among Groups Of Photos Or Trinkets
If you have a bookshelf or other shelving unit that has frames, books, and decorative elements on it, your kids might not even notice that you've discretely hidden a few eggs among the other trinkets. As the aforementioned post from Houzz noted, there's too much to look at on shelves, so your eyes probably won't initially settle on the eggs that don't belong.
13 In A Cereal Box
Drop an egg in a cereal box or two for a really challenging hiding spo. Unless they're planning on having cereal for breakfast, the kids will probably spend all day searching for the last egg.
15 Up High, But Still Within Reach
Don't be afraid to make your kids work for their Easter egg rewards a little bit. Hiding some eggs just out of reach, so that they have to climb or otherwise problem-solve a way to get to them will make the reward of finally reaching them even sweeter.
16 In The Refrigerator
Well after all, eggs do typically live in the refrigerator, don’t they? I love this idea, and I’m kind of wondering if this location will make it the last egg to be found.
17 Behind A Pillow
Your egg can seek cover behind a pillow, whether it be on the sofa or in your bedroom. Just don’t forget it’s there!
18 In Your Dog’s Dry Food Container
Your dog wants to get in on the fun, too. One of your Easter eggs can nestle easily in the container that holds dog’s dry food. Just make sure there’s no chocolate in it in case your puppy finds it first.
19 In The Shower Caddy
Rub a dub dub, there’s an egg in the tub. Don’t neglect the bathroom in your Easter egg hunt, as there are lots of hiding possibilities. For protection if using a non-plastic egg, place a washcloth underneath the egg in your shower caddy or in the tub.
20 Sitting On A Swing
Easter morning is just as good a time as any to go for a swing on your swing set, especially if you’re rewarded with an Easter egg. Other ideas around the swing set are at the top or bottom of the slide, if there is one, or in the seat of a ride along toy. The pastel colors can hide a bit in the colors of your swing set.
21 In Potted Plants
If you have some pretty planters or a full on potted garden outside, pop some eggs into the pots for your kids to find. Just be sure to leave any cactus planters egg-free so little hands don’t get hurt.
22 On Low-Hanging Branches
Tuck some Easter eggs into tree branches low enough for your children to reach, or nestle them into the crooks where the branches meet the trunk.
23 In A (Staged) Nest
OK, definitely don’t stick Easter eggs in any real bird nests. But, if you happen to have some sticks in the yard you can fashion into a quick nest on the ground or in a tree trunk, it’d be a cute surprise for your littles to find.
24 Under The Rug
Kiddos will get a good laugh at the lumps in the rug before diving underneath to retrieve the hidden eggs. Just don’t forget any and step on them later...
25 In The Fireplace
Disclaimer: Scrap this idea if your fireplace has been used recently and there’s any chance it’s still hot, or if you’re teaching your kids to avoid touching the hearth in general for safety. But, if your fireplace is more decorative than anything this time of year, nestle an egg or two in that stack of logs.
This article was originally published on
April 5, 2017