An Easter egg hunt is a very traditional part of any Easter celebration, but planning the perfect hunt takes a bit of thought.
Hide Craft Eggs or Chocolate Eggs?
Instead of hiding chocolate eggs this year that are quickly melted or squished or eaten by the family dog, why not hide colourful craft eggs or Easter themed knickknacks? These can always be swapped later for chocolate eggs or other Easter goodies.
Decorating Real Eggs
Get the kids involved with decorating real eggs. First, prepare the eggs by making a tiny hole either end to drain out the white and yolk. Real eggs can be decorated in numerous ways by being painted, dyed or with wax.
Making Age-Appropriate Clues
When planning your Easter egg hunt, make sure any clues are age-appropriate, for example, a picture of the hiding place is all that’s needed for little bunnies while older children can cope with more challenging clues.
Make a Note of Where You’ve Hidden the Eggs
It’s worth making a note of where you have hidden the eggs to make sure they are all retrieved. It’s surprisingly easy to forget!
Before beginning your Easter egg hunt, make sure your children know where they can go and which areas are out of bounds, so everyone stays safe.