Egg-citing Easter Game For Dogs: Frugal Fun!

Hoppity, hop, it’s nearly time for an Easter game for dogs! Don’t fret, even if your dog doesn’t like toys, your pup will love this game. My dog, Henry, doesn’t like dog toys, yet he loves this Easter game. I even play it with him throughout the year. 

Honestly, I always like to include Henry in various holidays. While he has an aversion to toys, I’ve found ways he truly enjoys celebrating. Plus, it’s nearly a free game. What could be better, right? So, today let’s dig in and learn about a budget-friendly Easter game for dogs.

a cute mountain dog waits to play an Easter game for dogs
disclaimer note
Budget tip:

Giving your dog an Easter egg hunt is really easy, cheap, and even has health benefits for your dog as well. Plus, it’s super fun for all dogs, even the ones like Henry who don’t like toys. An Easter weekend egg hunt is more about scent work. In a nutshell (or eggshell), an Easter game for dogs is great for your pup and your pocketbook. Thus, a dog Easter egg hunt hopping great fun game and win-win!

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When thinking about an Easter egg hunt for your pup, you want to make sure it’s safe and fun. The best option I’ve found is with plastic Easter eggs. It allows you to control the treats and you don’t need to worry about any eggs spoiling that you forgot about.  

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Your dog may enjoy hunting for real Easter eggs. However, when you make a change from real eggs to plastic eggs, and fill them with yummy smelly treats, then it entices all dogs since it’s more of a scent game.

That means even those dogs who normally don’t like toys. Additionally, you don’t need to worry about any eggs spoiling if they get overlooked.

You may even have the supplies already. There’s not much to it. 

  • Plastic Easter eggs (large enough to not be swallowed and opens to put things inside)
  • Yummy treats (actually if the treats are super smelly, like a salmon treat, it will attract your dog even more)

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You can simply place them throughout your home or yard. Of course, fill and place the eggs when your dog isn’t looking. Then let your dog discover the surprises. Once your pup has discovered they have yummy treats inside, the hunt will ensue. 

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I’ve actually placed smelling treats into plastic Easter eggs and then buried them in Henry’s digging pit. That’s always a big and fun surprise for him. 

Moreover, it’s like the Easter bunny is hiding them – or at least that’s what I tell him ;).

NOTE: If your dog food is stinky or your dog goes nuts for it, you can use it instead of a highly smelly dog treat.

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Henry discover a plastic Easter treat in his digging hole
Henry discovers an Easter egg in his digging pit.

Fun Easter activities are great for your dog and helps to include them in the Easter festivities. It’s easy as well.

All you’ll need to do is invite your family and friends to bring their pups with them to your home (or any designated location) for the Easter egg hunt.

For example, the process will be the same as for one dog. Simply place yummy treats (or even dog toys into larger plastic eggs) inside the eggs and hide them throughout your home or yard.

Again, you’ll want to do the treat placing and hiding without any dogs watching. Then once the eggs are hidden (even in plain sight) invite all the dogs into the yard or room. 

Additionally, you may need to watch any dogs who are resource-protective. However, it can be great fun for both the pups and humans. (Make sure to get lots of photos or even a video of the hunt). 

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Henry love brain games for dogs including an Easter egg hunt
In this photo, Henry sits with his collection of eggs he’s sniffed out. He waits for the game to begin again.

Actually, engaging your pup’s mind is great for the dog’s health. As my vet said, brain stimulation (either through toys or games) is critical for a longer lifespan and great dog health. 

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Every holiday, including Easter Sunday, has food and decorations you need to watch out for with your dog and pets. Specifically, for Easter, you’ll want to steer clear of the following:

  • Easter Lily (and other lilies in general)
  • Chocolate
  • Daffodil
  • Candy
  • Plastic grass
  • Ribbons and string
  • Hyacinth
  • Tulip
  • Raisin
  • Chive
  • Onion
  • Leek
  • Jello
  • Yeast bread
  • Ham
  • Xylitol (found in gum, candies, mints, and some peanut butter)
  • Small kid or pet toys

Of course, if you’d like to make an Easter basket for your pup you can consider including items such as:

This is the fun part. Consider the following for a moment.

Plastic Easter eggs$1 – 6
Smelly tasty treats$2 – 8
Avoid depression$300 – 500
Engaged brain and not destroying items$5 – 50,000
Fun dog bonding time with your dogPRICELESS!

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If you’re like me, you love including your furry friends in each holiday. I know I wouldn’t think of excluding Henry from any celebration. Since he doesn’t like dog toys, it challenges me more.

However, it seems to work out well as I discover new activities for him. For example, I’ve learned that plastic Easter egg hunts are fun for him, easy for me, and help improve his health.

That’s a great reason to have an egg hunt any time of the year. In fact, I know Henry loves searching for or digging up plastic Easter eggs with yummy treats anytime. So, here’s to a great hunt!

a beautiful Husky dog wait patiently to play an Easter game for dogs
About Terri Rodefer

Terri Rodefer is the founder of Tail Wag Wisdom, a blog focused on affordable pet care. She likes to say helping pet parents afford and love their animals even more, makes her tail wag. As a lifelong lover of all animals with a background in economics, biology, and marketing, allows Terri to bring a unique spin to pet care. 

6 thoughts on “Egg-citing Easter Game For Dogs: Frugal Fun!”

  1. I love this, especially Henry’s photo, he looks so keen.

    Dogs can definitely have fun on an Easter egg hunt and you have given me so many ideas! I am guessing the whole family can have fun iding the eggs (and try not to laugh when the pup can’t find them!!)

    • Awe, thank you Marjorie! Yes, it could definitely be a whole family adventure to hide eggs. I admit, I laugh at Henry when he misses one. I think that’s part of the fun. Thank you also for your kind words about his photo. It means a lot to me coming from you. 🙂

  2. I absolutely love this and I think I am going to try it with Layla as her nose is still working LOL. Just fantastic and so excited to try a new game with the old lady, thanks so much for such a fantastic post.

    • Oh my! I bet Layla would LOVE an egg hunt! She’d be great at it as well with her nose.

      I greatly appreciate your kind words and support! It means a lot to me. 🙂

  3. Oh, what fun! I can picture a big fun dog-friendly Easter party…when I had my FiveSibes, I didn’t think of doing a “hunt” for them. I did make baskets and give them each some treat-filled eggs. Now, having five, it would have been a great egg hunt party I now wished I had done! I’m sharing this with my readers as this is so much fun and you’re right, a wonderful bonding experience! And, of course, I love your budget breakout! Have fun, sweet Henry!!! xoxoxo

    • Gosh, I bet your FiveSibes would’ve LOVED an egg hunt! You would’ve LOVED watching them and taking photos of their antics. I admit it could even be more fun for the hu-mom to watch than the pups to play. I always giggle at Henry.

      Somehow, I knew you put together baskets for your beautiful pups! I bet they loved them too! So much fun!

      Thank you for sharing your memories and for always being so supportive! I really appreciate it!


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