Easter is almost here and even during the pandemic, there are tons of ways to make Easter Egg Hunts fun and entertaining! Here are some great ways to make your celebration memorable:
Put together your hunt the night before Easter. Using flashlights and glow-in-the-dark paint on the eggs, kids love finding the eggs at night!
Easter Egg Checklist
Give each hunter a list of what particular eggs they are supposed to find, “4 yellow eggs, 3 purple eggs, 1 golden egg, etc.”. This turns it into a true hunt and you will find the kids end up helping each other out.
Make the egg hunt last a little longer by having kids search for one at a time. Write up a clue to put in each egg, directing the hunters from one hiding spot to the next. Put the first clue in an empty basket to get started. The last clue can lead to a bigger prize, such as a chocolate bunny or a new book.
Assign each child a color that he or she can hunt, then hide an equal number of eggs per child. This is a great solution when your egg hunt includes a wide age range.
For a neighborhood-wide egg hunt, several families on the block can get together and hide eggs. Set the boundaries and hide eggs in the bushes, in the mailbox or on the bumper of a car.
Make a pirate-style map of the backyard that marks where all of the eggs are hidden. Include a few good landmarks, but don’t give too much away. For the extra-creative, add a few clues along the path, such as bunny footprints drawn on the sidewalk with chalk. Kids can follow the map to find the “treasure.” As a bonus, you won’t have to worry about finding a lost egg in a few weeks.
Channel your inner Willy Wonka and come up with a fantastic grand prize. It can be something as simple as a dollar, or pricier, like a gift card to a favorite restaurant. Hide that in one of the plastic eggs or just include a note if it is something large. Embellish the egg with gold paint or plastic rhinestones so it looks different, or leave it to blend in with the rest. The child who finds it will be especially surprised.
The Egg Zone
For a large group of mixed ages, divide the yard into two zones. Kids can hunt based on age group, so everyone finds plenty of eggs. For the older group, choose more challenging hiding spots, while younger kids can enjoy finding eggs out in the open.
Thanks to the Star Telegram for some of these ideas!