Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
Egg hunts have been part of Easter tradition for centuries. The actual beginning of the tradition is unknown; however, some aspects can be traced to South Germany.
Egg hunts are simple. Parents hide the eggs and kids find them. Nonetheless, coming up with what prizes or gifts to give can be tiresome. Luckily, here are some egg hunt ideas for this coming Easter:
Using fake eggs
Fake eggs have some advantages over their real egg counter-parts. One of course is they are cheaper (if you aren't going to eat the real, that is). Another is that they don't break as easily--they can be kicked around a bit, but of course you still don't want to step on them. Thirdly, being able to stick goodies inside is a huge plus for Easter.
Sticking candy inside fake eggs is a great way to get children excited about egg hunts. Besides, it's fun to watch the kids fight over the eggs.
Money, money, money the big moolah! Ok, maybe a dollar in each plastic egg or even a quarter is enough.
Have a map divided up amongst each egg (be sure to make a few copies). It can lead to an ultimate surprise.
Using real eggs
Actual eggs have some benefits over their plastic counterparts. With actual eggs, you won't have to buy new eggs and spend an hour shoving things inside. With these, whoever collects the most can receive a prize (or each egg is one prize). You can also make the prize go to whomever collects all the colors.
If you are using real eggs for the Easter Egg hunt, then the eggs collected can be used as part of an egg tapping event. Both boiled and raw will work. Of course, raw eggs will be messy.
If you are using real eggs, an egg fight is a nice way to have some fun after the hunt is over. Of course, make sure they are raw. Boiled might hurt a bit.