I don’t know about you, but Easter Egg Hunts are just about the most fun things to watch little kids participate in! Our extended family keeps getting bigger and bigger and the time finally came a couple years ago where we had to figure out some unique ideas to make sure everyone was able to participate, have fun, and most importantly, NOT fight over who found what and how many eggs each child ended up with! Hopefully these tips show you how to have a super fun and fair Easter egg hunt and inspire you to change things up for the hunts in your house.
Pick a Color…
One thing that we tried that has been super successful is color-coordinating each child with a color that only THEY can find as the did at Sew Many Ways in the photo above. For instance, if there are 6 children you’re hiding eggs for, use eggs in 6 colors only. Now, when you hide the eggs around the house, yard, park, or wherever your family holds their annual Easter Egg hunt, the kids will ONLY be allowed to find the color that corresponds to them! My son loved this idea last year and did such a great job focusing only on the “red” eggs that he was allowed to find. It worked out so well because all of the kids had the same number of eggs that were hidden, and nobody had to trample over the others in order to be “first” to find all of the eggs. It’s also great for when you have a mix of different age groups hunting for eggs. You can hide the little kids’ eggs in easier places without the big kids scooping them up. It made things a lot less chaotic and everyone had a great time without anyone having hurt feelings.
Find Your Name
Another great idea I’ve seen that is similar to the concept above is using plastic eggs and putting the kids’ names or initials on them with a Sharpie. Fill them with things that you want to fill them up with, such as candy, coins, or small trinket toys and set the kids loose! They only have to focus on the ones with their initials on them and those are the ones they fill their basket with! Again, everyone can have a certain number of eggs that are hidden, which makes it fair for all.
Have an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Looking for an idea that you can use with some older children who may want a bit more adventure and excitement? How about a fun Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt! First off, check out these great FREE printables for a template and go crazy! I love this because you can keep this inside or outside and depending on your kids’ grade level, you can make it as easy or difficult as you want. Give the kids their first clue and send them on their way. Have a couple older kids that don’t get too excited about getting Easter baskets anymore? Set it up so the final clue leads to a great group gift that the whole family can use and will benefit the family…maybe passes for the movies? Or maybe a great summer gift that everyone will be able to use outside soon. Perfect!
There you go! If you’ve been struggling with keeping your Easter Egg Hunts fair, hopefully these tips will help. The kids are going to love it and the thing I love about Easter Egg hunts is that they can be done anytime around Easter. If you’re busy with church, family, dinners, and hosting on Easter Sunday, have your hunt the day or the week before to get everyone excited that Easter’s on it’s way!
Have you went to any super fun Easter Egg Hunts or threw any unique hunts in your neighborhood for the Easter holiday? If so, you HAVE to comment below and share your experiences! We love great ideas! 🙂
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