The idea of an Easter Egg hunt is a great, fun family activity! We have created a great list of ideas to help you make a fun, exciting Easter Egg hunt to remember.
1. Set the scene and create the magic
There are a few ways to generate excitement, and my favourite is definitely the sign that the Easter Bunny has been around; footprints and half eaten carrots.
To create foot prints grab a small amount of icing sugar, dab your three middle fingers in the icing sugar and dab on the floor or furniture which will create the toes. Use your thumb to create the base of the rabbits paw.
To avoid the disappointment of wind ruining your paw prints outside mix glue with some glitter or fairy dust and create the footprints with a paintbrush. Another option is to paint the footprints with a watercolour that won't stain your patio or furniture.
Take a carrot and break it up into about 3 pieces. Using your front teeth try to create a bunny bite in each piece. Scatter these along the paw print path.
Everyone in the family should be part of the Easter egg hunt! Your children will love you helping them search for the eggs.
2. Hunting for Eggs
Creative ideas for hunting for Easter Eggs including solutions for families with multiple children hunting for eggs at the same time.
Create your bunny footprints where the eggs are for younger children and ask the older kids to avoid these areas.
Buy a tray of chocolate eggs with coloured wrappers. Assign a colour to each child. If they see an egg of a different colour they have to pretend they didn't see it and keep searching.
If you have the time, create a treasure map for each child to follow. Use little chocolate eggs at each point of the treasure hunt map and the 'treasure' at the cross can include a larger chocolate egg or bunny, basket of Easter eggs or a small gift like a colouring in book.
For the competitive kids make it a race to see who can find the most chocolate eggs first. I think all eggs should be pooled and divided evenly at the end, but the winner gets bragging rights for the whole day.
Give teens or older children activities to stay busy, get involved and hopefully have fun too!
Create a series of clues to take your teen through the house and garden. The first clue will take your teen to, for example, the fridge. In the fridge is a chocolate egg and another clue which will take them to the, for example, car in the garage. Have a prize at the end of the hunt like a a larger chocolate egg or bunny, basket of Easter eggs, iTunes voucher or PJs.
Hot and Cold
Have your teen help you hide the eggs and let them yell 'hot' or 'cold' to younger children as they hunt for eggs.
4. Collecting the eggs
You don't need to go to the expense of buying Easter baskets. An alternative to Easter baskets is to get the family together and paint egg cartons ready for the hunt the following morning! Egg cartons will hold chocolate eggs securely and can help with collection limits with multiple children.
Easter eggs are expensive and there is no need to go broke buying eggs. Find some cheap eggs to use for a hunt and find a colouring in book or other small gift under $10 for your child which will last a little longer then a chocolate binge!
Your children will remember the fun family time far longer than the chocolate.