With Easter right around the corner, I thought I would give a little peek into how my family celebrates this super fun holiday. Growing up we have had to do many different variations of our Easter egg hunts throughout the years to accommodate our ever growing family. It used to be so much more simple, and now as I am grown with kids of my own it has become more interesting to see what variation we will try with each coming year.
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There are many ways to do an Easter egg hunt. Because of this I thought it would be fun to give you an idea of all the different ways we have had our hunts work out.
Eggs For Everyone
When I was a little gal, our hunts were pretty simple, It would happen on Easter Sunday with all of us dressed in our Easter best spring dresses and shirt and tie. We would wait indoors eager to begin. Meanwhile my parents and any adult relatives that were partaking would hide those magical eggs all over the yard. They would give us our baskets and all of us kid-lets would try and find as many eggs as possible until there were no more to be found. Then of course spend the rest of the afternoon eating our goodies and enjoying each others company. Pretty simple and sweet.
You would think this would work for years and years right? Not for us. Our Family soon had not only little kids but teens…-You know those older kids that eat everything in your house- Yup, I was one of them. And this created a problem. All of the teens would snatch any and all the eggs before the toddlers, babies, or kids could get more than maybe 3-5 eggs. So we decided to try Putting our eggs in different areas of the yard for different age groups.
Age Difference Egg Hunt
We now had so many different ages of kids that we needed to separate the ages into different sections of the yard. Now we had 0-4 year olds, 5-10 year olds, and 11-18 year olds in three diffrent areas. This was nice and we have stuck to this variation many years now. But it didn’t cover all the needs of the parents trying to capture seeing all different age kids at once, and some kids still got way more eggs than others.
Color Coded Egg Hunt
This variation was kinda neat. We decided it would be fun and last a little longer if we hid the basket as well as the eggs. And to fix the problem of some kids getting more than others we decided to try color coding the eggs. This is when each child can only collect the eggs that match the color they were given. So for example: Alice Can only collect purple eggs while Tim can only collect blue eggs.
We made sure all the colors had the same amount of eggs. This fixed the problem of a child getting more eggs than the other. And it made it fair all around. I highly recommend this option if you have a lot of kids.
Customized Egg Hunt
Did you know that you can Customize your eggs with names of your kiddos? So super cute. You can do this with your baskets and toys too. This is so fun.
Who ever thought of this is genius! Now in some places you can get someone to come and “egg” your yard. This means in the early hours before your kids wake up, a person will come and place Easter eggs all over your yard. This can be so fun and magical for your kiddos to wake up too.
Eggs for Prizes
This idea is great for the parents who don’t want their little ones to have tons of sweets. Instead of filling the eggs with candy you can fill them with play money. You can have a table set up with tons of colorful prizes that the kids can trade their money for. This is fun for older kids as well:)
Scavenger Egg Hunt
This is more focused for older kids. Place a paper in egg number 1 with a written clue leading to the next egg, and that egg with a clue to the next egg and so on. You can do as many eggs and clues as you want, and maybe lead the teen or kid to their hidden basket of goodies and prizes!
The Story of the Resurrection
Hide about a dozen eggs that each tell a peice of the story about the ressurection of Jesus. Than when all the eggs are found read the story to the little ones. Try and place these in a glittered matalic kind of egg so they are easily spotted and recognizable.
Raffle Egg Hunt
With any of these egg hunts you can throw a bunch of raffle tickets in the eggs and than do a drawing latter for a larger prize. Like movie tickets, a cute stuffed bunny, an extra basket of goodies, or even a bike if you can afford it!
Have any other variations? Feel free to comments and let me know your unique egg hunting ideas!
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