Top Tips for an Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt!
An Easter egg hunt is the perfect way to keep your little chicks entertained for a few hours in the holidays. Here are our top tips for an eggcellent Easter egg hunt!
#1 DRAW A MAP
Keep things interesting by having a treasure hunt. Give each child a map that includes pictures for those who can’t read yet. Draw or cut out pictures of the objects that you have hidden eggs under, a chair or a sofa for instance, to show them where the eggs are. You could even be a little sneaky and hide another map at one of the clues! For older children you could use riddles that get their brain ticking and guide them to more difficult places, such as a specific book on the bookshelf.
#2 NON CHOCOLATE PRIZES
With all the chocolate and sweets already on offer at Easter it’s a great idea to include some non chocolate prizes. It’s much more exciting for the little hunters to find the eggs and reveal what’s inside them. You can easily buy fillable plastic eggs and fill them with your favourite Swizzels sweets for an eggcellent twist. You also don’t have to worry about them melting.
#3 USE DIFFERENT COLOURED EGGS BY AGE
If you have children of varying ages taking part in the Easter egg hunt, it’s a good idea to colour code the eggs you hide according to age. This means that the little ones can hunt for green eggs for example, while the older kids go for blue. Or have a colour for the boys and a colour for the girls. It means little kids have an equal chance to find the eggs while also encouraging the older children to try and help the others gather the eggs they aren’t entitled to.
#4 LEAVE TELLTALE BUNNY PRINTS
To let the children know that the eggs are hidden nearby you can make cute bunny footprints near each hidden Easter egg. You can make them out of plain paper or you could sprinkle some flower or talcum powder on the floor and put a bunny paw print in it with your fingers.
#5 KEEP A RECORD OF THE EGGS
It’s a good idea to make a note of how many eggs you have and where you have hidden them. There’s nothing worse than finding a melted or even worse mouldy Easter egg under the sofa a few months later!
#6 TURN IT INTO A SCAVENGER HUNT
Make your hunt a little more challenging by turning it into a Scavenger hunt. Hide eggs with written clues wrapped around them, each clue will lead the children to the next egg. It’s great for children of all ages, come up with some brain teasers for the older children and simple clues you can read out to the younger ones.
#7 SET HUNT BOUNDARIES
Last but not least, when you have a group of chocolate fueled children excitedly looking for eggs, it’s wise to set some boundaries to stop them from getting into trouble. Tell them to stay between two clearly defined points and to not to go any further.
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