Easter is awesome. Aside from the copious amounts of chocolate that suddenly appear in the shops, it’s a time of year to get your most creative. There are Easter Egg Hunts all over the country in various shapes and sizes, but some of the most memorable are the ones that you conduct yourself in your own home. They’re an incredibly fun and interactive way to make some fairly modest gifts an experience that your little ones will never forget. We’ve made the planning even easier, because we’re giving away a free printable Easter Egg Hunt to our e-mail subscribers.
We’ve got rhyming clues to a variety of places around the house (including Mum’s handbag, sorry ladies), for you to hide whatever you like, courtesy of the Easter Bunny of course. We’ve also given you all of the instructions that you’ll need to make sure that the clues can go in the right places, and in this post, we’ve also got a few ideas of what to put in your egg hunt for your little ones to find and a few tips to make sure that everyone has an amazing time.
Of course the first idea that most have is a traditional egg hunt. Depending on how many people are taking part in the egg hunt, you will want to make sure that they have an egg each at every point. It may be an idea to colour code them to make sure that nobody has more than anyone else (with each child only taking eggs of a certain colour). At the end of the hunt, your can make sure the Easter Bunny has provided a nice big Easter egg for everyone involved.
If your family are anything like mine, your kids are going to have a lot of chocolate to get through over the next couple of weeks. If you’re reluctant to add to that calorie count, you could instead have an “egg hunt”, but instead of chocolate eggs, you could instead have the rabbit leave various movie snacks and drinks, like popcorn, sharing bags of sweets and bottles of cordial at various stops along the hunt. Maybe even a blanket for everyone to snuggle under. The end prize would be a DVD of a movie that the entire family can watch together with their newly found snacks!
Of course another way to keep it as an egg hunt, without getting melted chocolate in your handbag, is to replace the chocolate eggs with those little plastic eggs with toys in them. They don’t have the be the really expensive ones either – you can get the little tiny ones from those vending machines, or some of the smaller and more reasonably priced ones from most supermarkets. This might be a bit on the expensive side if you’re looking to have something with each clue, but if yours is really into this sort of thing, they will remember it much more than they would with a normal chocolate egg.
Board Game Night
You could make your own surprise eggs at each station (or just wrap them as you would a normal present), each with a counter or piece of a board game. Once at the end of the egg hunt, with all of the pieces collected, the box with the game board and any other equipment, would be the final surprise. Again, leaving the door open for an evening with your family playing board games instead of going into a chocolate coma. Good candidates for this sort of egg hunt would be Mouse Trap, Monopoly and Buckaroo, but it will probably work with most board games out there.
Easter Egg Hunt: Free Printable Clues