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50 Sneaky Easter Egg Hiding Spots

by Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hip Hop Hippity Hop, do you hear it?

The Easter bunny is on his way.

I wanted to see how sneaky and creative my friends and family were so I decided to send an email out asking for their “Best Easter Egg Hidey Holes”

I have to say I was pretty impressed with some of what they came up with and I figured I would share the list with you, just in case you were having trouble figuring out where to hide all those eggs.

50 Sneakiest Hiding Places for Easter Eggs:

1) Gutter downspouts

2) Watering Can

3) Mailbox

4) Hanging Plant

5) Small Bush

6) Gardening Glove

7) Low Tree Nook

8) Buried in a sandbox

9) Behind a Picnic Table Leg

10) Tire Swing

11) Playscape

12) Bike or Sports Helmet (attached to a bike or on the porch, for instance)

13) Interior of a Coiled Garden Hose

14) Behind a Lawn Ornament

15) Within an Empty Birdbath

16) In a real birds nest

17) Window Box

18) Underneath Exterior Stairwell

19) Ornamental Grass or Groundcover

20) Cushion of a Patio Chair (rear corner)

21) An empty light socket

22) Behind Gardening Tools

23) Inside the barbeque grill

24) Inside a jacket pocket while some one is wearing it (mobile hiding place…very sneaky)

25) attached to a pet’s collar

I don’t know how Easter has been for most of you but growing up in Texas, every Easter of my childhood had at least a few hours of torrential rain. But even if the rain makes it impossible to venture outside this Easter, there is still no reason that you cant have an Easter egg hunt. You just have to get a little creative and have one indoors.

It is also a good idea to keep an inventory of all the eggs hidden, you don’t want to move a piece of furniture six months from now and accidentally crack open a wayward egg.


1) Inside an actual egg carton in the fridge ( Never would have thought of this one…)

2) Inside the bed frame or on top of the head board

3) Cereal Box

4) Opaque Kitchen Canister

5) Teapot

6) Slipper

7) Microwave Oven (unplugged)

8) Tissue box

9) Computer Desk Cubby

10) Interior of a Boot or Shoe

11)   Empty Coffee Mug

12) Inside a Sack of Potatoes

13) Sweater Pocket

14) Behind a Picture

15) Interior of a Cake Carrier

16) Dresser drawers ( I would recommend only plastic eggs go in here)

17) Kitchen Chair (pushed under table)

18) Cookie Jar

19) Bread Box

20) Underneath Sofa Edging

21) Among Stuffed Animals

22) Bookcase

23) Kitchen “junk” drawer

24) On top of a ceiling fan blade ( double check that the egg is gone before turning it on)

25) Potted Plant (among the leaves)

Remember, when choosing spots to conceal eggs, always think of safety first, as well as personal privacy. Don’t place Easter eggs in an area that could be hazardous to children, and do your best not to violate anyone’s personal space – especially if children outside of the family are involved in the  hunt.

Easter is many things for many people.  But did you ever think that it was also a way to shore up your own preparations and also a good way to get your children involved?

Think about it for a minute.  Easter is the one holiday out of the year where you spend your time trying to find THE BEST hiding places for those brightly colored eggs.  I don’t know about you but I have seen some very creative hiding places. ( see below)

So many preppers take hiding and tucking their food storage and gear way too seriously.

Don’t get me wrong, learning how to properly, efficiently and effectively keep your stash out of site IS serious business, but there is one major downfall to this type of thinking.

You think TOO much, logic takes over and you don’t allow the creative part of your brain to kick in.

Often times your logic will overlook something that your creativity will take an interest in and find a use for.

Survival is all about being prepared and being creative.

So while your creative brain is active this Sunday, take advantage of it and see if you can figure out new ways to do things!

Here’s an Idea, to help  gauge the interest your children have in preparedness as well as test their skills a bit:

Instead of simply hiding the Easter eggs,  create a map of the area  you are hiding them in and mark the general location of each egg.  Then give your children the map to see if they can find all of them.  This will help them learn how to follow a map but more importantly it will engage their creativity and deductive reasoning in trying to figure out exactly where the eggs are.

(If you really want to mess with them, keep one of the eggs held back and watch them go nuts trying to find that last egg)

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and enjoy the time you have!

Happy Easter!

Check out these articles from our friend at DIYReady to learn more cool and amazing Easter Egg ideas:

32 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas Anyone Can Make

12 Inventive Easter Egg Hunt Ideas Kids Will Love

10 Creative DIY Easter Egg Projects


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sunny McAlister
sunny McAlister
3 years 6 months ago

I cannot believe that you published “an empty light socket” as a place to hide an easter egg. Do we really want children to think they can stick their hands into an empty light socket? Wether it’s on plugged or not. And yet someone mentions un plugging the microwave. What on earth 4 when you open. the door to the microwave it will not come on! Of course if people weren’t such stupid. sheep, celebrating a totally pagan practice. . . Not trying to be a stupid jerk by the way. I just wish people wouldn’t wake up

3 years 6 months ago

Please check that none of these outdoor places harbor bees nests/hives. I’ve had bees nesting in my barbeque grill, in a hole in the ground, old tires, and so much more. Just one nuge and they can all attack!

3 years 6 months ago

Oh please !! You Idiot! The author was NOT talking about Easter Eggs you moron.

The Donald
The Donald
3 years 6 months ago
0 When I was a kid, our hunts were always on my aunt’s dairy farms. It was a big family and there were dozens of “cousins”. My uncles would hide eggs inside the knot holes of trees, in the wheel openings of a tractor tire, or even in pile of pebbles in the small stream. My LEAST favorite hiding place was underneath a dried “cow-patty”. We learned to flip those over with the toe of a show, but sometimes you’d get one that wasn’t completely dried. EWWW! It was great! As an adult hiding for my own kids and their… Read more »
Doc Critten
Doc Critten
3 years 6 months ago

What the hell does easter eggs have to do with survival?

3 years 6 months ago

Can you say Metaphor ? You frackin morons.