How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt at Home

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This year, organise your own Easter Egg Hunt for your own kids in your house or backyard. It’s not that hard and it’s lots of fun. Here’s some of our best tips for a great Easter egg hunt.

Get eggs

Buy lots of different size eggs either chocolate or plastic if you would prefer keeping the chocolate consumption to a minimum. My favourite chocolates to hide are Kinder Surprise eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs and Lindt chocolate Easter bunnies. If you choose plastic eggs, fill them with stickers, Easter jokes, gold chocolate coins, small toys, stuffed animals or lollies. You can even hide pieces of LEGO or jigsaw pieces from a small set in plastic eggs and get kids to build it once they’ve found all the pieces.

Easter egg hunt supplies

Keep an eye on the weather

Check the weather forecast as you don’t want your Easter eggs to be soaked in a rain shower. I suggest having a backup plan in case your outdoor Easter Egg hunt gets rained out. Alternately, if it’s a really hot day, you might have to limit the number of eggs stored outside and choose an indoor venue.

Keep dogs away from the Easter Egg Hunt

Keep you dog away from the garden where you’re hiding eggs. Chocolate can make dogs really sick so ensure they’re nowhere near the eggs. Make sure you let kids know that they can’t feed extra eggs to your dog as well.

Hide the eggs

This is the fun part for Easter Egg Hunt organisers. Suggested outdoor places include hiding eggs on branches, behind trees and flowerpots, in garden beds and in the mailbox. Inside, hide them under chairs, tables, toys or on bookshelves and toy boxes or behind stuffed animals.

Where you hide Easter eggs will depend on the age of the children. Make it easy for little ones by hiding them in open places while using your imagination to make it more challenging for older kids.  Tip: count how many eggs you’ve hidden before the hunt to make sure you find them all!

Provide a basket or bag

Give kids a basket or a bag to collect their eggs so that they don’t drop them.

Start the Easter Egg Hunt

Blow a whistle and let kids start looking for Easter eggs. Provide hints if younger kids need help finding the eggs.

Keep the Easter fun going

Kids painted easter eggs in the tray

After the Easter Egg Hunt, do some craft or play some Easter games. There are some fantastic ideas for Easter crafts on Pinterest if you’re craft-inclined. Whether you’re a craft diva or craft-challenged like myself, there’s something for everyone.

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