Spring into action and make Easter egg-stra special this year by amping up your egg hunt! From following a treasure map to hanging from the limb of a tree, keep reading for eight easy ideas that’ll make your little peeps very hoppy. Trust us, this will be a hunt they remember.

colorcoded_egghunt1photo: Karen via Sew Many Ways

1. Hunt by Color
Do you have a mix of fast and slow little bunnies running for those eggs? We love how mom Karen color-coded her eggs and made matching baskets (Just in case someone forgets what color they have!). Jump over to Sew Many Ways for the step-by-step of this eggs-cellent idea.

easter2photo: Nikki Walsh

2. X Marks the Spot
Arrr! Gather up ye mateys to search for the pirate map hidden in the colorful Easter eggs. First, make a treasure map, then cut it up and put the pieces into the eggs. Next, tell your little bunnies to find the eggs. Finally, your little treasure hunters can tape the map together to find their Easter baskets.

easteregghunt_beafunmumphoto: Kelly via Be a Fun Mum    

3. Hangin’ Around
Little chickadees will love their eggs hanging from the trees. You’ll need yarn, plastic eggs, and Easter treats. Mama Kelly has the easy directions you’ll need to create this Easter egg wonderland. Hop on over to Be a Fun Mum for the tutorial.

treepopper_diystudiophoto: Kelly via Studio DIY

4. Pop to It
Poppin’ down the bunny trail? Bigger wabbits will enjoy pulling and popping to get their tiny treasures, almost like little piñata eggs. You’ll need plastic eggs, streamers, and string. Skitter over to Studio DIY  to put a little bang in your Easter egg hunt.

exercise_egghunt_allison_notimeforflashcardsphoto: Allison via No Time for Flashcards

5. Energize Your Bunnies
Your little bouncing bunnies can burn off their chocolate buzz with this eggs-ercising hunt. From jumping jacks to crab walks this search will bring giggles and fun: To see how it’s done, spring over to No Time for Flashcards and let the action begin.

golden_egg_via-_sayyesphoto: Liz Stanley via Say Yes

6. The Golden Egg
Gold and chocolate aren’t just for Willy Wonka! Step up the excitement of the hunt by adding golden eggs. When found, they’ll have an extra special treat inside. We love these shiny golden eggs created by Liz Stanley at Say Yes. You’ll need plastic eggs, foil, and glue. Leap over here for the full tutorial.

wordsegghunt_via_handsonaswegrowphoto: Jamie via Hands On As We Grow

7. Spell It Out 
Is your lil’ bunny learning his or her ABC’s? Good news! You won’t have to shell out a lot of greens to create this wordy hunt. Grab foam letters, paper, colored pens, and plastic eggs, then bound over to Hands On As We Grow to see this idea in action.

thomas_via_ccphoto: Thomas

8. Great Glow!
Your little peeps will be glowing with eggs-citement after this brilliant egg hunt. You can either buy glow-in-the-dark eggs or you can put a small LED light (or bracelet glow stick) inside of plastic eggs, then hide the eggs indoors for lil’ bunnies and outside for bigger wabbits.

Do you have a cool Easter egg hunt that your family does? Tell us about it in the comments below.

—Nikki Walsh