Happy Easter everyone. With this blog post, I want to show you how to make a little treasure hunt for your kids in “Easter escape game” theme. This hunt will entertain your kids for about 1 hour and if you have all the materials you need only 2 hours to prep everything. I made this hunt for my daughter (she was 9 at the moment) to look for the Easter treasure, but you could use these examples as inspiration for your own escape game challenge.
I hope you like it.
Intro Easter escape game
My daughter knows the secret of Easter and to make it a little bit more fun to look for Easter eggs I made this Easter treasure hunt with Easter escape game challenges.
I started with a letter where the Easter bunny needs her help to look for the Easter eggs. The Easter bunny has lost his keys to the safe where he saves all the delicious chocolate eggs and he askes her help.
This letter contains also the instructions of what she needs to do. Solve the puzzles and they will lead to the key of the chocolate eggs safe.
This letter is put in a nice Easter basket together with some chocolates. This is the start of the game.
I wrote a little story and instruction guidelines on a piece of paper and put it in a basket with some chocolates and I gave it to her, so the Easter escape game can begin.
Easter escape game treasure hunt
The picture above contains the Easter escape game treasure hunt overview. As you could see I used a green box for the Easter bunny’s safe with a key lock. To get the key for this lock, you need to open yellow box 3.
Yellow box 3 has a lock with a 3-digit number, to open this lock you need to find these 3 numbers by solving other puzzles and opening yellow box 1 and box 2.
Yellow box 1 has also a lock with a 3 digit number, you could find this number by solving the encryption puzzle.
When you open yellow box 1, it will contain a secret message that leads to the first digit of the lock of yellow box 3.
Yellow box 2 has a lock with a key, this key you could find by solving the math puzzle.
Inside yellow box 2, you will find instructions (a book) to digit number 2 of yellow box 3.
To get the 3th digit of yellow box 3, you will need to solve the picture puzzle.
All these puzzles are completely spread in the garden, so she found a lot of different pieces. At
In this blog, I do everything in order, but in real life your busy solving all the puzzles at once.
Escape challenge 1: Encrypted decoder
For this challenge, I made a message with weird symbols and a matching decoder. You need to find the 2 decoder pieces to solve this message that will lead to the number that opens yellow box 1.
The 2 decoder pieces and the message I hang with a little string up in the tree and plants spread in the yard.
- Card stock
- A ruler
I used different color card stock for the decoder pieces and the message. I made the decoder in an egg shape. Then I put the 2 decoder pieces on top of each other, one piece is a little bit smaller than the other and I wrote one part the letters and numbers of the alphabet and on the other, I put weird signs. The key is that if you find these 2 decoder pieces and lay them correctly you will find the corresponding letter and number.
Now it’s time to write the message with the weird signs. My message said “The code of box nr 1 is 1 2 3” Put some strings on the message and the 2 decoder pieces and hang them up in the yard.
Escape challenge 2: Opening yellow box 1
After solving the encrypted puzzle, you are able to open yellow box 1. In this box, you will find a letter with the written text “See me in the dark” because I painted on this letter with glow in the dark paint. So she went to the garage in a dark place where she could discover the text “See under the chair for digit nr 1 of box 3”
So she has to look for chairs and see underneath it. At one bottom of a chair she will find a scratch sticker that she needs to scratch to resolve the number that she will need.
- Scratch sticker
- Glow in the dark paint
Take a piece of paper and write digit 1 of box 3 on it and place the scratch sticker on top of it and place it underneath a chair.
Take another piece of paper and write with glow in the dark paint the message “Look under the chair to find digit number 1 of box 3” and let it dry. Then write with normal pen “See me in the dark”.
Place this paper inside yellow box 1. The preparation of the yellow boxes you will find later in this blog.
Escape challenge 3: Math puzzle
The math puzzle you need to solve to get the key to open yellow box 2. All the plastic eggs are filled with candy and some of them have hidden paper flowers with a number on it. They are all spread over the garden. So you need to collect them. Then there is also a paper with a math puzzle spread in the yard. If you have all the numbers, you can do the math sum and say the right answer to find the key. I had the key in my pocket, so I gave it to her when she found the right answer.
To make it even more fun to collect the items in the garden is to put between the puzzle pieces some Easter candy in between.
- Plastic eggs
- Punching tool
I made a couple of cardstock flowers with a flower punching tool and wrote down the numbers I need for my math puzzle. Then I made a paper and wrote down the puzzle.
Then I filled the plastic eggs with Easter candy and some I filled also with a flower number, not all of them. I spread the eggs and the puzzle around the garden to find.
Escape challenge 4: Opening yellow box 2
When you open yellow box 2 you will find a letter that says “Number 2 of box 3 you will find in the book”. This book was also hidden in the yard and in this book she found one page with a number circled around, that’s the number you need for digit 2 of box 3.
- A book
- A pencil
I took a pencil and put a good visible circle around one number in the book. This is digit number 2 of box3. The book was also spread in the garden.
I made the paper with the text to look for the number in the book and put it in yellow box 2.
Escape challenge 5: Photo puzzle
The last puzzle is a photo puzzle that she needs to solve to get the 3rd digit of the lock of yellow box 3. All the puzzle pieces are lying around on the ground in the tree or bushes. When she found all the pieces
- Popsicle sticks
- A picture of Lego eggs
- A paper with a puzzle written
You need popsicle sticks and glue the Lego Egg picture on it. Then you turn it around and you put a white piece of paper on it with a sum. The answer
Then you need to cut all the popsicle sticks loose and spread them around in the garden to find.
Escape challenge 6: Opening yellow box 3
When you open yellow box 3, you will find directly the key to open the treasure “Chocolate Eggs” safe.
- 2 key locks
- 2 3-digit locks
- 3 chocolate boxes
- 1 nice box
I filled a green decorative box with some fake grass and I lay down my chocolate eggs and candy. I put a string around it with a key lock. This my chocolate eggs safe.
Also to decorate the yellow boxes, I uses boxes of chocolate pralines and I put the locks around them. 2 of them with a digit lock and one with a key lock. This is just what I had lying around.
The yellow boxes I decorated with a green bow and a paper flower with the name of the box on it. (Box 1 , Box 2, Box 3).
The key of the yellow box, I held with me until she solved the math puzzle.
In box 1 you put the glow in the dark paper and you close the lock. I box 2 you will put in the paper of reading a book and you close the lock and save the key with you. In box number 3 you put the key of the key lock of the Green chocolate eggs save.
I just bought new clothes for my daughter for the Easter partys that are coming. Have you seen my blogpost “What to do before you go shopping for clothes?“? I think it is something for you.
Opening the treasure
Conclusion Easter Escape game
This was my Easter hunt with my daughter, I hope you liked it too and find inspiration for your game? What do you do special on Easter ? Let me know in the comments below. I love to hear from you.