Your kids will think you are the coolest Mom ever for hosting a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt. This is the perfect family activity or if you have family coming into town that is staying overnight for Easter, what a fun way to keep the kids busy. You just need a few simple supplies. This hunt is great for families that are trying to cut back on candy. Be sure to check out our Easter Basket Ideas for all ages.
Easter Egg Hunt Supplies:
Glow sticks in the 1.5 inch size (I have never seen these sold in stores, so leave time for ordering!)
Light Pastel 2-inch plastic eggs (light yellow, light green, white and pink work best)
Prizes for your winners
Optional: Scotch tape
The secret ingredient of these glowing eggs are the mini-glow sticks that are tiny, just 1.5 inch in length. They are the perfect size for fitting into Easter eggs and it will greatly reduce your “fill time”. I have never seen these sold in stores, so leave time to order these online.
I also recommend buying light pastel eggs for your Easter egg hunt. The light yellow, light green, white and pink colors work the best. You can experiment with the eggs you purchase. Just crack those glow sticks and fill your eggs. If the eggs aren’t staying closed (you know how cheap plastic eggs can be), then just seal with some scotch tape. If you feel like the glow isn’t strong enough, you can fill your eggs with an extra glow stick or two.
Easter Egg Hunt Prizes
If you fill these with candy, it might block the “glow” a bit. It is better to hunt for the unfilled glowing eggs and offer prizes instead. This is a great way to bypass the candy. I recommend doing prizes for the most eggs found or even money prizes. It is amazing how excited my kids will get to win prizes like packs of sugarless gum, fuzzy socks, matchbox cars, $1 bills or even quarters! These Beanie Boos animals were a big hit with the kids last year and these Peek a Boos device holders would be a great prize for tweens. These mini squishmallows would also be a hit!
If you are looking for ideas to fill those Easter baskets, check out our Easter Basket filler ideas for kids of all ages and adults!