It’s that time of year again. Easter. Children are decorating their hard boiled eggs with coloured dye while parents plan how to hide the eggs when Sunday rolls around.
While any child will be happy with searching for eggs, if you want to make the most out of this year’s Easter egg hunt, use the following tips to help you create a memory that will last a lifetime:
If you have multiple children, separate the age groups
If you have multiple children or friends are coming over to join in the festivities, separate the age groups and make the egg hunt more difficult for the older kids.
There is a big difference between how four year old children find eggs and how seven year old children find eggs.
Hide the eggs in unique places that you’ve never thought of before, including in hard-to-reach potted plants, behind rocks and in low-level trees.
Use both hard boiled eggs and plastic eggs
Children love variety, and using both fake and real eggs allows you to maximise the types of surprises they receive.
Hard boiled eggs are important to have for every Easter egg hunt because the children are responsible for decorating them. They feel a sense of accomplishment when they find their decorated eggs.
Plastic eggs, while not a requirement, should be used to offer the children more surprises. In each plastic egg, hide a couple of lollies, a small toy or even a clue to another hidden object that could be an even bigger prize.
Plastic eggs have endless opportunities when it comes to Easter Sunday egg hunts.
Create some Easter games for the kids
The only game children normally play during Easter is trying to find the eggs. Make the day more exciting by offering new games for them to play while hunting for the eggs at the same time.
The golden egg – Paint one of the plastic eggs gold and put a special clue inside it that leads the kids to an Easter egg hunt grand prize. The prize can be a big toy, a large bag full of candy or anything else that you think would be creative and fun.
Egg bowling – All of the eggs are hard boiled which makes it easy for the children to play egg bowling. Line up six white hard boiled eggs in a row and have the children see who can roll their coloured eggs through the white eggs first.
Scavenger hunt with a map
Children love a challenge, and there’s no better way to test their skills than having a scavenger hunt on Easter Sunday.
When hiding the eggs, make sure to carefully map where each one of them is hidden.
Then, draw a simple map that has the location of each egg and have the kids follow the map to each egg.
If you want to take it a step further, give the children a map to one egg only, and then hide a clue with each egg that leads to the next egg in the sequence.
The first person to complete the scavenger hunt gets a special prize picked by you.
Creating new games and introducing new challenges will help them to remember this Easter for years to come. Enjoy!
What are you planning for your kids this Easter weekend? Share in the comments below.