Smart Phone Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

My kids are getting older.  The typical Easter egg hunt is just too easy.  This year I’ve been coming up with a new Easter egg hunt that will challenge my kids and take them longer than 2 minutes to finish it.  I love technology and my kids love their electronic devices, so we’ve decided to use them with this challenge.

Smart Phone Egg Hunt

There are two ways to do this challenging Easter egg hunt.  1 – Treasure hunt style.  One egg leads you to the next egg.  OR   2 – Check off list style.  Give them a print out of the list of clues that they can find in any order.  Either way should work fine.

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29 Responses to Smart Phone Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

  1. Amy | The Happy Scraps 04/10/2014 at 6:48 am #

    This is such a cute idea! I’m sure my kids would love this if I did it. 🙂

  2. Leanne 04/11/2014 at 8:47 am #

    This is such a fun idea! My kids are going to love doing this. Pinning!

  3. erica 04/12/2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this! My kids will love it!

  4. Debra 04/14/2014 at 9:04 am #

    Ummm… how cool are you? Seriously this is awesome!

  5. Jonie @ Just Between Friends 04/14/2014 at 10:03 am #

    This is such a fun idea! I bet your kids love it! Pinning so that I can use it when my kids get older.

  6. Julie 04/18/2014 at 11:20 am #

    What a great idea! Thanks!

  7. amanda 04/19/2014 at 8:41 am #

    wow … thank you, this is perfect for my kids and they will get such a kick out of it! FYI … I’ve downloaded the first set of QR’s with no problem, checked them & they worked great. The second set however, won’t download.

  8. Nicole 03/31/2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I love this but I wish there was an inside the house version. Not guaranteed a warm day on Easter in our colder Canadian climate. 🙁

  9. Deanna 04/01/2015 at 6:40 pm #

    I downloaded all sets easily and the QR codes seem to work fine. Three days before Easter and my husband says, “You are going to have an Easter Egg hunt for [our son] and his friends aren’t you? Actually, I thought at 17 I wouldn’t have to anymore; wrong. Thank you SO much for helping me make this a fun event and saving me LOTS of time. LOVE IT!

  10. Becki 04/04/2015 at 10:39 am #

    Hi I love this idea so much and appreciate how much effort you have put into them. I was wondering how you did this or if i could send you some more difficult clues to fit on some clue cards. My daughter would love this but the clues need to be a bit harder

  11. Chris 04/04/2015 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh my goodness – this is amazing! You are a rock star for creating and sharing this 🙂 Thanks so much!

  12. LindaHAZ 04/05/2015 at 9:03 am #

    Thank you for the effort you did and sharing with your readers! I was able to use 14 of these clues for our yard!

  13. Deanna 04/07/2015 at 7:46 am #

    Update: I changed three of your clues to fit our yard and added one for the Golden Egg with Chic-Fil-A gift cards. The teens were SO pleasantly surprised that it was so much fun. We have a lot of trees and some clues were in similar places but they had to go from one part of the yard and back many times. My kids aren’t crazy about candy so I found items to make it more personal like air freshener vents wraps for the car since they are driving and s’more ingredients made with the Peeps (Pintrest idea), Funky Flames for social gatherings around the fir pit and the small generic party poppers. One of the last stations had a drink on ice and another had the hand sanitizer wet wipes. Of course some candy but at least it wasn’t an overwhelming amount. Thanks SO much for all the effort you put into this idea. It saved me so much time.

  14. Deanna 04/07/2015 at 7:49 am #

    Tip: The way I changed the clue was to find a QR Generator from the internet and used Plain Text. It wasn’t as pretty but it got the job done. Then I printed them on sticker paper, cut the code out and stuck to a bag or basket at each station.

  15. Sarah 03/16/2016 at 7:31 am #

    Hi, this is awesome and I would really love to use this for my oldest son this year – I am having difficulty downloading the images for the codes. Is there any way you can email me the pdf’s?

    • Jamie Nelson 03/25/2016 at 6:56 pm #

      Did you get a response as I am also not being able to download image or QR code.
      Tk you

  16. Lucy n 03/26/2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Where could I leave number 9 – abit confused
    Could you respond ASAP

  17. Corene 03/26/2016 at 8:10 pm #

    I did this last year for my eight going-on-nine year old. It was wonderful! This year he wondered if the Easter bunny (yeah, he still believes…☺️) …”was still going to do that thing with (phone)”. I was so happy that he was looking forward to it. Thanks.

  18. Shelly 03/26/2016 at 8:48 pm #

    This is so cool. Thank you so much for helping me with my procrastination! I am sure the older kids will love this tomorrow.

  19. Allison Bautista 03/28/2016 at 10:26 am #

    I did this with my teens (13,14,18) this year and they LOVED it!!!! I hid one egg at each spot so it was a race too. Very fun and active. The clues were great and the download was super easy. Thank you!!!!!

  20. Chris 03/26/2017 at 6:36 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this activity! We are having an Easter Egg hunt for all of my parent’s great grandchildren who range in age from preschool to teens. The preschoolers are having one hunt and the pre-teens and teens will have another. I do need to change some of the clues because it needs to fit my daughter’s home and yard but I think it will be fun and challenging for me to do it. I can’t wait to see their reactions and watch all the fun. Happy Easter!


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