Give families an opportunity to search for True Treasure with one of these unusual, easy-to-do-at-home Easter hunts. (Permission granted to share with families.)
5 Non-Traditional Easter Hunts for Children’s Ministry
New Life Hunt
Hunt outdoors for signs of spring. For example, kids might find new green grass, a robin’s eggshell, or a flower. To minimize environmental interference, have children shout “New Life!” when they find something, then have all kids run to the child to see what’s been found without removing or disturbing it. At the end of a specified time, gather children to discuss how each item is a sign of the new life we have in Jesus.
Bible Verse Hunt
Write parts of a Bible verse on squares of brightly colored paper or Post-It notes. Hide the squares around your home or in an outdoor area. When all the squares are found, have the children put the verse together in correct order.
Hunt for Easter Lunch
Pack simple lunches in paper bags. Hide the bags, then have children find them. After each child has found a lunch, provide drinks and enjoy a picnic lunch together.
Easter Friendship Hunt
You’ll need pencils and paper strips.
Choose another family in your neighborhood to bless, and write the name of each family member on one paper strip. On the back of the strips, have everyone in your family write or draw something good about that person. (Allow a couple minutes to write or draw, then trade strips.)
Place the strips inside a plastic egg. Then create a simple basket using a paper or foam bowl and shredded Easter paper. Add individually wrapped treats if desired. Then place the filled “Easter basket” on the neighbor’s porch and text or call that you’ve done so.
Do a springtime food and supplies donation, culminating on Palm Sunday. Plan to contribute items such as boxed-dinner mixes, a canned vegetable, a canned fruit, tuna, crackers, mayonnaise, cookies, paper towels, toilet paper, and hygiene supplies.
Early Easter morning, hide all the items around your house. Have kids hunt for items and place them in grocery bags. Then work together to create a card with a time prayer to put in each bag. Double check the bags to ensure that the goods are evenly distributed. Kids can collect the bags for your church food pantry or a local shelter.
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