Have you ever tried a glow in the dark egg hunt? This easy scavenger hunt is great for kids and adults of all ages!

Wanna know the best part? It’s so easy to set up! (Kids love it too!)

Some days with kids are just plain long! One of the quickest ways to turn around a bad day (or help a long one move a little faster) is to go on a hunt. Even better? Turn out the lights and make it a glow in the dark hunt!

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Putting together a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt is so simple. You only need a few materials and this activity can be played again and again!

What you need for a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Instructions

  1. Start by gathering your materials ahead of time (plastic eggs and glow in the dark rings)
  2. Turn on the eggs when you’re ready to play!
  3. Then stick the rings inside the eggs and close them shut. If you’re worried about them popping open, add a small piece of clear tape to keep the eggs closed.
  4. Hide the eggs around your house or yard (or park, or wherever you’re doing your hunt)

Want to make it easier for kids? Give each child a specific color of egg to find. This way, you can hide one color of egg in easier spots (for younger kids) and another color of egg in harder spots (for older kids or ones that want a challenge).

Why are hunting games important for toddlers and preschoolers??

Not only are they fun, they also help kids work on so many skills…

  • gross motor skills (as they move around)
  • fine motor skills (as they pick up the eggs and open them)
  • visual discrimination skills (as they look for a specific color of eggs)
  • visual skills (as they look for the eggs)

All of these skills help kids in their day to day life and also as they prepare for school and future activities like sports, playing instruments, etc.

How can you play this with multi-ages of kids?

  • Hide some eggs in hard places and others in easier spots. Big kids get the hard spots, littles get the ones they can see.
  • Or divide into teams, one older and one younger child per team. They can work together to hide and hunt. 

RELATED: Go here to see some of our other favorite hunts for toddlers.

Have you tried a glow in the dark hunt yet? If so, tell us about it in the comments!