Wednesday, March 7, 2018

10 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Our kids are getting older and harder keep entertained for the holidays.  A boring old fashion Easter egg just doesn't keep their interest anymore.  We love to be creative and come up with our own twist on holiday traditions.  So here's what we came up with.

We decided to have a glow in the dark egg hunt.  We thought we could use glow in the dark spray paint or duct tape. We  even wrote stuff with glow in the dark glue for the glue gun.  Just be careful not to burn or melt anything, including yourself.  We've also used glow in the dark puffy fabric paint to draw on the eggs, it comes in many different colors.  I've even seen glow in the dark wall paint.  For added fun, we thought we'd  spray paint or duct tape each child's Easter basket/bucket to glow in the dark. Click here for a more detailed earlier post on our blog and tons of ideas for different glowing items.  The kids absolutely loved it!

The kids get so much candy and sweets over the holidays, it's nice to shake things up a bit.  We did charm bracelet charms, puzzle pieces, Lego Pieces, Perler beads, etc.  Click here for a detailed earlier post on our blog.
Easter Egg Hunt

3.Give each child a colored pail and they are only allowed to collect the eggs that are their color.  Great way to keep it equal for different age groups.

4.Easter hunt using balloons instead of eggs filled with goodies, must pop the balloons to get the goodies. *NOT recommended on grass, it might pop the balloons.

5. Jokes on You!  For older kids, fill some of the eggs with really good stuff (candy, toys or prizes) and some with gross stuff (ex. slime, vegetables or gross jelly beans).

6.  Inside each egg leave a word to a sentence or sentence of a paragraph of a huge prize.  It might be that you are taking a family trip, going to a concert, getting season passes,  or buying a swimming pool type thing.  They finders find all the pieces and unscramble the message for the big surprise.

7. Put tokens inside each egg for prizes they can buy with their tokens.  For instance a squirt gun might be worth 5 tokens or eggs.

8. Let the kids hide the eggs and the adults find them.  Kids love to feel sneaky.

9. Send them on a scavenger hunt.
Click here for a fun simple one from Mom on the side.

10.  Put funny physical things they must do inside each eggs.  For example hop like a bunny or roll like an egg.
Click here for some cutouts from Teach123.

Included because not everyone knows what they are:

A traditional Easter egg hunt is for decorated hard boiled Easter eggs in a park or backyard.

A modern Easter egg hunt is for plastic eggs filled with candy in a park or backyard.  There is usually a large or golden egg with a special prize for the lucky finder.

Hope this has inspired your creative juices, for added fun mix a few hunt into one.

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