This was actually our Easter Egg hunt from last year, but it was done last minute that I didn’t get a chance to post it in time. Last Easter my charges had their cousins come to stay and we set up a little Easter egg puzzle hunt for them to make their Easter egg hunt slightly more challenging.

Make sure you follow my Easter board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later.

You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Pens
  • Plastic eggs
  • Sharp craft knife
  • Jigsaw pieces

On one side of the cardboard draw out your jigsaw template. I used one of YC’s 20 piece jigsaws as a template.

Cut out the side lines so that you are left with a rectangle. Don’t cut out the individual pieces yet.

Turn your rectangle over and paint it with your base colour.

When that has dried, decorate it and add your final clue to the Easter Egg hunt.

Next cut up your cardboard into the jigsaw pieces.

Fill those fillable plastic eggs (available from most supermarkets) with your jigsaw pieces and hide them around your garden or house.

Once your little ones have found all the eggs, they have to assemble the jigsaw to get their final clue. Just don’t forget to hide their actually Easter eggs as well.

I wasn’t with my charges for their hunt but I heard that it was a great success.  They certainly had lots of Easter eggs when I came back to work the following week!

Pin for later:

Easter egg puzzle hunt. Make their Easter egg hunt slightly more challenging with this puzzle they have to find and solve first.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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