You may not have a goose that lays golden eggs, but you can still have a golden Easter egg.
First it is important to clarify that the golden egg does not actually have to be golden. It is merely a term used to represent a special egg with a super-duper prize. How you designate an egg as the golden egg depends on what type of egg you are using.
Real Eggs: If possible wrap the egg in gold foil. If that is not an option you can extravagantly decorate the egg. If all else fails wrap the egg in aluminum foil and call it a “Silver Egg” instead of golden.
Plastic Eggs: Since finding a single golden plastic egg might be more trouble than it is worth, the Willy Wonka “Golden Ticket” method is a good option. Take a slip of paper and decorate it ornately using as much golden as possible. Put the golden ticket in a normal egg. The person who finds the golden egg will not know they won until they open the egg.
Paper Eggs: If possible wrap the egg in gold foil. If that is not an option, decorate a paper egg with as much gold as possible and label it the “Golden Egg”. Alternatively, much like the real egg option you can wrap it in aluminum foil and call it a “Silver Egg” instead of golden.
However you make your golden egg be sure to show it(or the Golden Ticket) to your egg hunter before the hunt so they know exactly which egg to look out for while hunting.
The Rules: While playing any other Easter egg hunt rules set, simple add in a golden egg with a very special prize that goes to whoever find it. Be sure to pick an extra difficult hiding place so the drama of who is going to find the golden egg has a chance to build.
As a Secondary Egg Hunt: This game works very well as a secondary egg hunt, meaning a hunt to be held after your main egg hunt. The kids should already have a nice amount of loot and winning the secondary hunt would just be a bonus. Simply hide only the golden egg and start the hunt. Whoever finds the egg is the winner and gets a special prize.
The Easter Weasel Scavenger Egg Hunt: Playing this game, which must be played before your main hunt, yields a special egg as a reward which works perfectly as a golden egg for your main Easter egg hunt.