This fun and simple neighborhood Easter egg hunt game is a great way to celebrate spring and connect with neighbors while still social distancing!
With much of the world currently on pause, many communities will not be hosting their traditional Easter egg hunts this year. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up on celebrating…we just have to get creative!
One of things I have been most encouraged by during this pandemic has been the way that neighbors and communities have come together to support each other–finding creative ways to build morale even when we can’t get together in person.
A couple weeks ago, my neighborhood held a “chalk the walk” where families were encouraged to decorate their sidewalks with sidewalk chalk in the morning with pictures, quotes, jokes, etc. Then, residents could walk around the neighborhood later in the day and admire all the creative artwork! It was such a fun way to interact with each other (and give the kids something to do…because cabin fever is REAL over here).
I enjoyed it so much, that I started brainstorming other ways to get out and connect with neighbors while still social distancing.
Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt I-spy Game
It’s a simple, fun activity that will bring your neighborhood together, even while we’re all trying to stay at least six feet apart.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Print out and decorate a paper Easter egg (see the free printable template below). You can let the kids color them, do marble painting, make a ripped paper Easter egg collage, or whatever else you think of!
Step 2: Display your Easter egg in one of the front-facing windows of your house. If you have more than one child, try hanging each person’s egg in a different window to make the I-spy game that much more interesting.
Step 3: Encourage your neighbors to decorate their own eggs and display them by a certain date…perhaps one week before Easter. Advertise your Easter egg hunt proposal on your neighborhood Facebook group, Nextdoor, or you could even hang fliers on people’s doors (I’ve included a free printable flier below as well as a social media image you can use). Don’t forget to invite neighbors without kids to participate…the more the merrier! Also, feel free to link to this post so people can get their own free printable Easter egg template.
Step 4: Go on an Easter Egg hunt! Once you have a good group of participants, take a walk around the neighborhood and hunt for Easter eggs. See how many you can find!
My boys came up with some extremely colorful eggs that they are excite to hang in our window. Can you tell which one was inspired by their recent love of Minecraft?
Ready to play along with us?
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See? Easy peasy. It’s the activity that keeps on giving. You get a super simple craft to do with your kids, the kids get to display their artwork for the whole neighborhood to see, and everybody gets out of the house for a fun game and some exercise. Triple win!
What do you think? Would your neighborhood be game for this…game?