Our Easter Egg Hunt in 2014 was a logic puzzle with clues hidden around the house. Print a copy for your kids to try too.
Happy Easter from my Family to You and Yours
We are having a fabulous Easter weekend hanging out at Easterfest but we will also be doing our special Egg Hunt so I wanted to give you a peek. My Little Miss wanted something HARD this year. Her request was for a hunt based on the game Cluedo but I wasn’t so sure that a murder-mystery was really in keeping with all the other important themes of Easter. So after a bit of thinking I came up with a very tricky puzzle instead. I love puzzles and I these particular type of logic puzzles are one that I remember doing as a kid. The idea is to use the grid cross-reference all the information you know from the clues then use logic to work out the remaining information. I have just sat here and done this puzzle myself to make sure it worked and it probably took me about half an hour to work through so that will give you an idea of the time needed.
The Hunt: My plan is to print out the clues and chop them into strips. Then I will hide them inside plastic Easter eggs around the house. I’ll probably pop some little chocolate eggs in too – I know they are expecting chocolate! The kids will need to find all the clues, then solve the puzzle. You could just as easily just print the puzzle and use it as a game too. There is one page with the clues and another with the grid. Both are PDFs so they should print easily.
Easter Egg Hunt
Five friends decided to have an Easter Egg Hunt. They knew that the eggs were hidden around the house but what they didn’t know was that there were FIVE bunnies hiding the eggs and each one had hidden a different number of eggs. They had carried the eggs in five different containers. Can you use the clues to work out: the age of each friend, the number of eggs they found, which bunny hid the eggs they found, and the room and container that they found them in?
- Lisa didn’t find Miffy’s eggs.
- Sue found Topsy’s eggs but not in the bathroom.
- The eggs hidden in the kitchen were found by the 8-year-old friend.
- The 9-year-old friend found eggs in a library bag.
- Lisa is 10 years old.
- The oldest friend found only one egg in the study.
- Mark found Mopsy’s eggs, and he is the oldest friend.
- Tim didn’t find eggs in the living room or the study, but he found eggs in a lunchbox.
- The friend who found eggs in a basket was older than Brad but younger than Mark.
- Tim did not find Miffy’s eggs.
- Brad is older than Tim but younger than Lisa.
- Cottontail hid 5 eggs, but not in a pencil case or a library bag.
- The 8-year-old friend found 2 eggs in a shoebox.
- Brad, who is 9 years old, found 3 eggs.
- Four eggs were found in the bathroom.
- Tim is 2 years younger than Brad.
- Lisa found the most eggs in the living room.
Click on the images below to find the PDF printables. One is the puzzle clues and the other is the grid to use to work out the puzzle.
Connie Guy says
Do you have an answer key for the egg hunt? I wanted to be sure I figured out the answers correctly. Thanks so much!
Tonya Grant says
I’m afraid I don’t, Connie. This was created a few years ago. But there is usually only one correct solution to these types of puzzles so if yours works, it would be correct!