Several years ago, we started creating Easter egg hunts with codes as clues to make searching for the eggs take a bit longer. It started out with very simple codes ( letters replaced with numbers ) but has become more and more complex over the years.
I’ve created some free printable easter egg codes to make this year’s Easter egg hunt easier than ever to prepare! Including some with the writing backward!
Mirror Message Clues
To read these clues, you just need to hold them up to a mirror! Click the image to download the clues.
Coded Clues – Easter Egg Hunt
These clues have the letters replaced with a number. The key is at the top to make it super simple!
Print the clues, cut them out and hide them with your eggs!
More Easter Egg Hunt Code Ideas
Replace each letter with a number corresponding to its place in the alphabet.
Reverse the Alphabet ( Z becomes A, A becomes Z etc.)
Move each letter one along ( A becomes B )
Move each letter 2 places along ( A becomes C )
Write in invisible ink – lemon juice is great for this.
Write in white crayons on white paper so the children have to find a way to reveal the clue ( colour over the writing with a different colour crayon or water colour paints )
Replace each letter with a symbol
Can you think of any more codes?
This activity is a lot of fun and great for improving logic skills.
If you like this, you’ll love my ideas for learning to code without using a computer!
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls has a brilliant LEGO coding activity too!
More Easter Science Experiments for Kids
Build a zip line for an Easter egg, this is a brilliant Easter STEM Challenge.
Try some homemade Easter themed scratch art!
Grow a superhero cresshead with egg shells! This idea is taken from Snackable Science!
Last Updated on April 6, 2023 by Emma Vanstone
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories
Love this idea! It’s great that it extends the time of the activity and adds in a bit of learning. 🙂
Thanks Trisha, we had such fun doing this 🙂
This is such an interesting activity which you have shared to develop logical thinking of kids in a fun way. It is so important to involve kids in activities which can teach the basics of coding for kids with the help of games & apps. We at TechyKids Canada make sure that all students are given extensive training of coding skills in a way which not only prepare them for the competitive world but also secures their future. Thanks for sharing this!