Do you want to do something a little different this year? Laugh, have fun and make memories with your family and friends by using these new ideas:
Egg clues – Not all eggs have candy in them, some have clues. You may wonder “clues to what?” Clues to where the big prize is. Choose what the big prize is: i.e. a box of chocolates, $ 20, a toy, etc. Once you have the big prize hide it in an unusual place, like in a tree or in the dog house. Now get busy filling the eggs with candy and some with clues to where this prize may be. Who finds a clue in their egg has a chance at finding the prize. To satisfy all players, make sure you put out more clues than candy so that everyone can get a chance at finding the prize. Make the clues according to the age of players.
Colored eggs – Purchase several different colors of eggs. Sometimes you can find assorted packs, so just buy several of those. Find out the exact number of players. If you have ten players, hide one hundred eggs for example, ten per each child (you should have ten eggs of each color). Before they go looking for them assign each player a color. They can only colect the color assigned to them. Who finds all ten eggs first wins. You can fill the eggs with candy.
Eggs in the basket – Yes, I am talking about a basketball basket. If you don’t have one, just use a regular laundry basket, or any container would do. Place the basket at about ten feet away from the players. Just like in basketball, they are taking turns throwing an egg in the basket. If it goes in, they have one minute to run and find all the eggs they can. Players take turns until all eggs are found. Hide more eggs than usual and hide them well. For younger players you may want to give them two minutes each. At the end all players count their eggs.
Eggs puzzle – For younger players you can choose a simpler puzzle, as a saying or rythm. Place one word in each egg. Fill the rest with candy and hide them all. After the hunting, have children sit in a circle. While opening the eggs they will find the hidden words which they will then put together as a puzzle. This is a great bonding experience.
Blindfolded egg hunt – Are you looking for laughs? Make sure this egg hunt is done in an open area, with no trees in sight or other objects that may be a danger to the players. Hide eggs in open view, blindfold players and supervise them. You may even give them directions as to if they are near an egg, or where they should go next. This idea works best for older players because of safety reasons.
So don’t forget, it is all about having fun. Count your players, choose your strategy and enjoy the egg hunt.
Happy Easter to you!