Easter is a time when children look forward to going on hunts for eggs, chocolate, or whatever a bunny may have left for kids to find. The only issue here is that these children become teens that may find absolutely no fun in waking up early to find out what an animal may have left them AFTER they’ve had to search for “whatever” it was. Once children reach their teens, goading them into something that requires movement and imagination can be as difficult as prying them away from a digital device on a social networking site. There are creative ways to work around this issue and hopefully these ideas can save what’s left of their childhood for everyone involved in an Easter hunting adventure for your family.
Chocolate may not be as appealing to teens anymore due to the fact some are more health conscious (feel free to roll your eyes like a teen at that statement) and teens actually like things that make them feel like a young adult (excluding the fact it may have been left by a bunny.) A gift card for one of their favorite stores or something they can digitally download (a movie, game, etc.) would work perfect. These gifts can make the young adult feel respected due to your consideration of their growth knowing that a basket of candy does not sound appealing since they’re growing up and something that lasts longer that chocolate works more for their lives.
Involving the teens in helping out with tricking younger children (if they know the secret) that a bunny (an animal/stranger) is leaving and/or hiding factory sealed product for them to eat may be right up their alley. This assures trust with your teen due to the fact they had to find out the “information” themselves and didn’t have an older sibling ruin the fun of Easter egg hunting for them. It may sound like emotional blackmail but if your relationship with your teen isn’t that close (they are teens that are sometimes convinced they need no support system whatsoever) then sticking with the gift card may not be such a bad idea.
Hopefully these ideas spark some creativity regarding your Easter plans and keep in mind as much as your young adult may “hate” it they honestly love feeling like a kid again (even when they think otherwise.) Following these tips will make Easter fresh and fun every year until they have to do the same for their own kin (and politely ask you to stop leaving Peeps in the glove box of their car.)