When your children are toddlers, egg hiding is pretty basic; however, when they get older, the fun really begins! If you’re ready to get sneaky this year, you need some tips on finding the right places to tuck an egg. Whether your hunt is inside or outside, your kids will truly be challenged by these sneaky hiding spots. Of course, if you have many eggs to hide, it can’t hurt to jot down where you hid them all. There’s always one that refuses to be found, until a month or two later. Let’s start with some inside ideas!
Indoor Egg Hiding
- Place the treat in the hands of a beloved stuffed animal. (Rubber band the stuffy’s hands together and place the egg in the palms.)
- Sneak it in the fridge. (Place it on the juice box shelf.)
- Hide it in his cereal box.(Insist that he eat his breakfast first.)
- Tuck it in a cookie jar. (For younger kids, leave the lid off the jar.)
- Put the egg in a plant. (Non-poisonous plant of course.)
- Rest the egg in a clean pet dish. (Put the pet away until after the egg hunt to avoid slobbering.)
- Hide the goodie behind a couch pillow.
- Arrange the egg in a toothbrush caddy.(Send the kids off to brush their teeth first.)
- Slip one in a jacket pocket. (Insist on everyone wearing their jackets.)
- Place one in your child’s shoe.
Outdoor Hiding Spots
- Put an egg in the mailbox and leave the door open.
- Place an egg in a non-thorny bush.
- Hide one in a sandbox but don’t bury it too deeply. Kids should be able to see the top of the egg.
- Position the egg behind a picnic table leg or in the tabletop grooves.
- Set an egg in the swing seat.
- Hide one in the watering can.
- Put a few behind any lawn ornaments you have.
- Lay a few along the sidewalk or a walkway.
- Put one gently in a bed of flowers.
- Leave some beside the steps that lead into your home. (It’s the last place they ever look!)
If your children are somewhat young or have difficulty discovering the hiding places, leave him some clues. That’s always fun too! Again, do remember to put your pets away before you begin hiding and hunting. These little guys think they are kids too and won’t have any qualms about enjoying a colored snack. If your egg hunting crew is mostly children, do hide the eggs with their perspective viewpoints in mind. You wan the hunt to be challenging but not impossible.