Finally spring is coming – and sooner than anything else, the kids will talk about Easter – AND the very important Easter Egg Hunt! My kids love that part the most! As a mom of three I don´t leave anything unplanned any more. And even for that fun Egg Hunt, there are some easy rules to follow, depending on the age of your kids. I find them quite useful and since there are still some days left, I guess its helpful for other moms too!
10 TIPS FOR THE BEST EASTER EGG HUNT
- Choose the Right Size Eggs – plastic eggs depending on the child´s age you have to choose different sizes because the smaller eggs can pose a choking hazard. BakerRoss has a great selection of eggs. I love the golden ones!
- Be Prepared – Buy your eggs and fillers in advance. Go shopping now – you will be amazed how many stores have their easter stuff out now already. It is nice not to have to worry with them last minute. In my hometown Budni has a great selection of Easter-Goodies. But any drugstore will have those kind of things.
- Set reasonable boundaries – It is nice to have an area designated for your hunt. Don’t have kids wondering off where there are no eggs. It upsets kids, at least my toddlers, easily when the area is to wide and they don’t succeed in the first minutes.
- Color Coding – If the children are among a wide range of ages you can ensure that they get age appropriate gifts by color coding the eggs. For example two-four year olds can look for green and yellow eggs while five–seven year olds track down red and orange eggs. This will also allow you to hide the eggs for the young kids in easier to reach places.
- Make Rules – Set rules to make the hunt fair. For example, make it a rule that no one can open their eggs until all the eggs have been found at the end of the hunt. It’s always more fun when things are fair for everyone.
- Special Eggs – Have a special egg or two marked with a star, or a special piece of paper inside that entitles the finder to an even bigger surprise. Everyone will be looking for that special egg. And it is nice to not only fill the eggs with candy! Its like a little treasure hunt – the favourite activity of my kiddos!
- Replace the Candy – I am really not crazy about all that sugar-filled-eggs. If you feel the same, just fill them with other fun items: coins, erasers, small toys, etc. Look at trendhaus.com or amazon.com.
- 20 eggs per head – You need to have enough eggs! There is nothing more disappointing than an Easter egg hunt that is over too soon. Make sure you have enough eggs to make it fun. About 20 Eggs per participant is a good number.
- Hide Appropriately – Don’t make your 3 year old climb a tree, or your 10 year old find all the eggs in the grass. For example tie a helium balloon on the eggs for the little ones! It is so much fun for them to run after the balloons! Just keep in mind to make the hunt age appropriate by hiding the eggs based on the child’s height and abilities.
- Recycle the plastic eggs – Collect those plastic eggs when the kids are done and put them in storage for next year. They are great to use for your next hunt or Easter decorating.
TheTreasurette-Fave: Golden Easter Eggs by BakerRoss. Look at those eggs – aren´t these the most stylish and unique plastic eggs of all??? I ordered tons already for my kiddos!
TheTreasurette-Tip: Be prepared – rule 2 is really meant seriously. I know myself… I tend to push everything to the last minute. But you really get the best stuff early. And go to your local drugstore, they are so much cheaper then specialised stores. I love the selection of Budni.
I hope these tips help you have the best Easter Egg Hunt with your friends and family this year!