When I was a kid, my parents would hide chocolate eggs all over the yard, and I would scramble to find as many as I could. It was an Easter tradition that I looked forward to every year! Are you planning on having an Easter egg hunt for your little ones? Here are some ideas and tips that will help make fun Easter egg hunt memories your kids will always cherish.
Have a Party
Sure, you can simply hide Easter eggs for your kids. But why not make things even more fun by having a big party? You can even get other parents involved and ask them to help you organize it! If you don’t have room in your own yard, you can have your party at a local park. Just make sure you don’t need special permission to have the party in a public space.
Choose the Eggs
When organizing an Easter egg hunt, the first thing you’ll need to do is choose the eggs. You have plenty of choices. You can hide Easter egg candies, plastic eggs filled with treats and small toys, or real eggs. To make things extra fun, you may want to hide a combination of all three!
Dyeing Real Eggs
If you decide to hide traditional Easter eggs, you can make the festivities extra special by dyeing them with your kids before you hide them. Children love to dye eggs in fun pastel colors and you can encourage them to be creative. Using things like stickers, stencils, wax crayons, and even glitter can help children come up with unique eggs they’ll be eager to find.
Vary the Difficulty
Try hiding the eggs in both easy and difficult places to keep your kids challenged. If the hiding spaces are too easy, they’ll lose interest pretty quickly. The same thing is true if the eggs are too difficult to find. By mixing things up, you’ll keep them engaged and they’ll have more fun! This is an especially good tip if your kids are all different ages.
What’s even better than a simple Easter egg hunt? One that’s also a scavenger hunt! Giving your kids clues about the locations of some of the harder to find eggs will make things even more fun for them. Or, you can give clues all of the hiding places. If you’re having a party, you can divide the kids up into teams and offer prizes for those who find all their eggs the fastest.
Sure, looking for Easter eggs can be fun. The fun doesn’t need to stop there. Adding Easter games or delicious desserts to the festivities can make the day even better! Game ideas include pin the tail on the bunny, an egg toss, and even a duck race, which are all fun additions to your Easter egg hunt.