No matter your age – let’s go on an Easter Egg hunt!
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Easter is late this year. Sunday 21st April to be precise. But we all know how time flies and it will be here before we know it.
So this year why not give the kids a treat and plan the best Easter Egg hunt that you’ve ever done?
There are various ways you can do this, largely depending on the ages of the children involved. The ideas below will work equally well inside or outside – or perhaps you could be more ambitious and use both inside and outside.
One word of warning. However you do it, the egg hunt will need a bit of advance setting up away from prying eyes! So depending what time of day you are planning to have it, you will either need to get up super early in the morning, sort it out late the night before or get someone to take the kids out for a while during the day to give you space to get organised.
With that in mind, why not give one of these a try and brighten up Easter for everyone?
Warmer / colder egg hunt
This version works really well for younger children. All you need to do is hide a variety of small eggs in different places around the house and/or garden. You just then need to guide the child to the general area and get them to start looking. Use the words “warmer” and “colder” to help the child locate the eggs. They will need a basket or bag to put them in; and it’s also a good idea for you to keep a list of where the eggs are, otherwise you could be finding eggs for months to come!
Find the most eggs hunt
A variant of the above is that you hide small eggs all over the place and just let the kids loose. You could run a timed competition to see how many they find over a certain period of time – with prizes of larger eggs for the winners. It’s probably a good idea to have some kind of prize for everyone though to avoid tears and tantrums! Again, it might be an idea to keep track of where you’ve put them otherwise some may never be seen again.
A clue-based egg hunt
For older children, an egg hunt with clues can be great fun. This does need a bit more advance preparation though, as you will need to think of the clues and write them out. The idea is that the child starts off with a clue that then leads to a place with the next clue, and so on. As an additional incentive, there could be small eggs with every clue so that they can collect them along the way. Then the final clue will lead to the place where the big egg(s) can be claimed.
If you have several children playing they can either work as a team or you may want to have two or more parallel hunts going, with different sets of clues for each one.
Although this does take more effort to organise, children really enjoy it – and it can keep them occupied for quite a while!
An Easter Egg quiz or game
If you don’t have the space to hide lots of eggs then you could organise an Easter Egg quiz or game instead. The format can vary depending on the age of the children. There are lots of quizzes online that you could download and use, with eggs as prizes at various stages of the proceedings. Or how about using some board games or traditional party games with an egg as the prize for each one.
We hope that the above ideas can help you to plan something special for the family this Easter. You may well find that the adults are surprisingly keen to get involved too!
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