This easy Easter snack is such a fun way to make the egg hunting fun extend all the way to snack time and lunch. All you need are plastic Easter eggs, snacks, and an egg carton. And it’s so fun for the kids to hunt and eat.

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Easy Easter Idea

I love interactive kitchen activities for the kids and this Easter snack or lunch is our favorite one in the spring. We usually do it a few times leading up to Easter since my kids love the novelty of it, and I love how easy it is to put together using whatever foods we happen to have on hand.

You simply put the elements of lunch or snack into plastic Easter eggs and let the kids hunt and open the eggs to see what they find inside. (You could even put the eggs in their Easter basket for extra fun!)

If you do this idea for lunch, mix up the food groups to provide a mix of nutrients. No need to worry too much about that, but just include a few different foods to ensure the kids have enough to fill up on.

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Ingredients You Need

You can really make this Easter snack with any ingredients you have on hand, but here are some of our favorites.

  • Fruit such as dried fruit, thinly sliced apples, sliced bananas, freeze-dried fruit, or diced up fruit leather.
  • Veggies such as edamame or peas, grated carrots, thinly sliced cucumbers, or leftover cooked veggies.
  • Leftovers such as diced Carrot Cake Muffins or meatballs.
  • Puffs, dry cereal, or other favorite snack foods.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

To make this snack or lunch, here’s an overview of how to pull it together.

  1. Gather one empty egg carton per child. Cut it so you have just the bottom for the eggs to sit into.
  2. Place plastic Easter eggs into each cup.
  3. Open each cup and fill the bottom half with a food. Make sure the food is safe and easy for the kids to eat. Close.
  4. Let the kids open their eggs and eat their snack or lunch however they like!

Foods for Easter Lunch

In this super simple lunch, I like to use foods including dry cereal, dried fruit, diced cheese, blueberries, diced turkey or chicken, thawed frozen peas and edamame.

It’s basically a similar idea to a Snack Dinner, just with the foods put into clean Easter Eggs.

Best Easter Activities

I have all of my favorite Easter activities over in this post. Please check it out if you’re interested in more fun and free springtime activities to do with the kids!

Best Tips for Success

  • Use clean, dry Easter Eggs.
  • Cut the food up into small pieces that are easy for the kids to eat.
  • Allow kids to help fill the eggs if they want to, which can extend the activity.
  • Use this as a fun lunch idea in the weeks leading up to Easter.

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Easter Snack: Egg Hunt Snack Tray

This easy Easter snack is such a fun way to make the egg hunting fun extend all the way to snack time and lunch. All you need are plastic Easter eggs, snacks, and an egg carton. And it's so fun for the kids to hunt and eat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dinner
Calories 350kcal
Servings 1 -2

Ingredients

Pick at least one option from these food groups:

  • 1-2 cups Proteins: cheese, beans, shredded cooked chicken, cooked shrimp, and/or hard-cooked eggs
  • 1-2 cups Veggies: Thinly sliced bell peppers, cucumbers, or snap peas; and/or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups Fruit: Halved or quartered grapes, raisins, berries, sliced melon, and/or clementine segments
  • 2-4 cups Carbohydrates: Crackers, sliced bread, Snap Pea Crisps, diced muffin
  • Any fun foods or desserts you want to add!

Instructions

  • Choose your ingredients.
  • Slice or prep as needed. Add to clean Easter eggs and close.
  • Arrange in half of an egg carton and let the kids open their eggs and find their snack (or lunch!).

Notes

    • Use clean, dry Easter Eggs.
    • Cut the food up into small pieces that are easy for the kids to eat.
    • Allow kids to help fill the eggs if they want to, which can extend the activity.
    • Use this as a fun lunch idea in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 559mg, Potassium: 284mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1484IU, Vitamin C: 49mg, Calcium: 268mg, Iron: 3mg
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