Easy Easter egg hunt learning game

a fun and easy Easter egg hunt game, made with Mod Podge!

Happy early Easter! This is Heidi – I don’t usually get to do share many DIY ideas for kids on my blog Hands Occupied, so I’m excited to be able to share an easy and fun Easter game craft with you all today! If you’re looking for a healthy and educational alternative to candy-filled eggs this year, this Easter egg hunt word search is for you. You simply hide these easily DIY’d eggs and as the kiddos find them, they have to spell out the secret message. I think it would be fun to have a big reward for when the word puzzle is solved too.


plastic eggs
egg carton (optional)
antique matte mod podge
paint brush
this template
computer printer
basket & Easter grass (optional)


Start by printing out this template and carefully tearing or cutting out each letter of the message.


Make sure your eggs are clean and dry, then apply each letter to an individual egg one at a time. First, you’ll paint a layer of Antique Matte Mod Podge on the egg.


Next, you’ll place your letter and paint a second layer of Podge over the top.


Since you’re Podging onto a curved surface and your letters will be flat, use the side of your brush to press down any wrinkles as they form.


Also since the eggs have curved surfaces, I recommend using an egg carton (as shown below) to let your letters dry without sticking to each other or to your table.


When your letters have dried completely, all you need to do is get your game ready to play! This is so easy to make, and the finished game is a fun, educational idea for Easter!

a fun and easy Easter egg hunt game, made with Mod Podge!

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  1. Michelle says

    This is such a clever idea – I am going to try this for my little girls! Thank you for sharing!