One of the things kids and even most parents look forward to while thinking of Easter celebrations is the popular Easter Egg Hunts. They are organized by people in most parts of the USA and some other nations as well. The best thing about these hunts is that they are as easy to organize as they are to decode. If you have never organized an Easter egg hunt before or if you have organized it but want to go a step ahead then here’s the epic formula to organize an Easter egg hunt.
What Do You Need?
To organize an Easter egg hunt, you need to buy a few chocolate eggs or fillable eggs that you can fill with anything. If you like to add variety to the eggs, you can consider adding mini chocolate rabbits, makeup, jewelry, small toys, loom bands, keyrings or even stationery products. No matter which option you choose, make sure that the prizes are worth the effort. For instance, if you are hiding only chocolate eggs, make sure every person gets 7-10 of them at least.
Provide some great-looking baskets to the players as well. This will allow them to haul their winnings easily. If you don’t want to buy them, create crafty little ones yourself. If you want to help others, you can give them hints via printable Easter egg hunt signs. Or you can be a bit wicked and steer them in the wrong direction.
You also need some time as you can’t hide all the eggs a few hours before the day begins. You should start organizing the hunt at least a few weeks in advance because it will allow you to think of some amazing places that no one can think of easily. Here’s an add on the tip. If you have a pet dog and you plan to hide chocolate eggs, make sure that you hide them indoors only as your dog will find them easily if they are outdoors and maybe ruin your garden in the process.
How to Hide the Eggs?
The difficulty of the Easter egg hunt should always be according to the age group of your kids. Younger kids often get frustrated and leave the hunt halfway through if they think it’s too tough. In contrast, the older kids might feel that they are wasting their time if the Easter egg hunt is too easy and they might give up too. If you have kids both the ages, you can divide your garden into two sections and hide eggs for both age groups in these sections. Here’s another add-on tip. When hiding real eggs along with the fake ones, make sure you write down how many are stored. It will help avoid the stink of unfound eggs that may rot in the future if left unfound.
How to Make an Easter Egg Hunt Harder?
If you want to make an Easter Egg Hunt more exciting, you should try to make it harder, especially if the hunt is for older kids, teenagers or adults. Here are a few tips that might help.
- When hiding items in a park or the woods, choose a place that has a lot of crannies and nooks. Don’t restrict yourself to hiding things on the ground only but try different places like the side of the house of the crook of a tree branch.
- Make boundaries larger because it will give you more room and more places where eggs can be hidden.
- Plan a nighttime hunt and paint the eggs with glow in the dark paint or sprinkle glow powder on them. You can find the paint or powder at a craft store near you. Just make sure you pick the non-toxic variety.
- If you can afford them, buy some camouflage eggs. Many companies provide it online or offline. These eggs look like trees or grass or some other outdoor objects.
- When planning an Easter egg hunt for players who can drive, you can create a big challenge that is spread across the city. You can use GPS coordinates for each clue and ask them to drive through the city to find the Easter eggs.
- In case you want to mix education with fun, you should try making your kids learn via Easter eggs. For instance, you can place numbers in each egg, and the player whose total is highest would win the hunt.
- If every team has many members, you can make things fun for all of them by organizing a relay type hunt. Once a kid goes and finds his or her egg, he or she tags the next teammate who needs to find an egg too. This process repeats until a team has found some specific numbers of eggs like ten eggs.
- You can also give more power to the kids and let them write whatever they want, like a few extra hours on TV, a new gadget, etc. written in the eggs. Then, parents should find the eggs. The wishes written in the eggs that are not found by parents need to come true.
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