There’s no other perfect way to celebrate Easter than with a fun Easter egg hunt. Planning an Easter egg hunt should not be difficult. Below are some tips you can plan and carry out an exciting Easter tradition.
- Easter Decorations
Prepare your house for the Easter egg hunting by hanging pastel balloons outside your home. Start decorating for Easter so that everyone knows where they’re going. You don’t have to spend a lot when decorating for the egg hunt. If you are planning to serve snacks, you can paint a few tables using pastel-color tablecloths and streamers. If your Easter egg hunt is in the morning, you can gather the crowd for a simple brunch as soon as all the eggs have been found.
- Easter Egg Hunt Preparations
You can use plastic or real eggs in your Easter egg hunt. Make sure that you secure the supplies far enough in advance. If you use real eggs, prepare small prizes to give out to the children. Plastic eggs are more versatile. You can fill them with small toys, candy, or numbers that correspond to bigger prizes like stuffed animals, Easter books, or gift certificates. If you’re preparing an Easter egg hunt for toddlers, make sure that the eggs aren’t filled with small parts or choking hazards.
- Hide the Eggs
If you are hosting two Easter egg hunts for kids and teenagers, divide your backyard into two zones so you can organize them based on age groups. Go easy on the kids by leaving the eggs on low branches and in open places. For toddlers, you can try hanging balloons instead of eggs for easy searching. However, step up the difficulty level for the older ones. You can place the eggs in hard-to-find spots like under leaves, in drain sprouts, in the mailbox, or atop car tires. These locations are perfect challenges for older children in your group.
- Play some fun Easter Games
You can also try playing some fun Easter games. Below are some of them.
- Golden Easter Egg
To play this game, hide a gold Easter egg with a dollar inside it. By doing this, it will make the hunt even more exciting. The kids will love the challenge between who will find the golden Easter egg first.
- Bunny, Bunny, Hop
This game is similar to duck, duck, goose with a hop. You only need to change the words to the bunny as you tap each kid and hop when one child is selected. Instead of the kids running around the circle, the players jump with their feet together.
- Egg Bowling
If you have teenagers or adults in the area, egg bowling can be a perfect game. You only need to use colored hard-boiled eggs and one white hard-boiled egg. Roll the while egg into the center of the room and take turns to see who can roll their colored egg closes to the white one.
These are some of the ways on how you can organize an Easter egg hunting activity in your backyard. Happy Easter!