We’re going on an egg hunt!
There’s nothing like the lure of chocolate to tear little ones away from tablets and the TV in search of hidden goodies. Easy to organise and always the most memorable part of Easter for any child, it’s a really fun way to hone your kids’ foraging skills and involve the whole household in a lovely Easter tradition. Whether the treasure you hide is foil-wrapped and of the chocolate variety* or painted eggs with the promise of a chocolate prize at the end, you’ll be amazed at how focused youngsters can be in their bid to find the most munchies.
Make sure everyone knows ‘the rules’
Before you let your intrepid egg hunters loose, you might want to lay down just a few ground rules to save any tears and preserve your garden borders and stair carpets from wayward feet and mucky shoes!
Ready for an indoor egg hunt?
Setting up a chocolate treasure trail doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair. Sometimes it’s good to keep the organisation simple and the gratification instant, and there’s no better way than with a super-easy indoor egg hunt. You can hide a few little treats or a single foil-wrapped egg, and you don’t even have to use any clues – a game of ‘cold, warmer, hotter’ will do the trick perfectly (and is as much fun for adults as it is for kids!).
As well as being almost zero effort to set up, an indoor egg hunt is brilliant fun if heading to the garden isn’t an option, and can be ready to go in seconds… ideal if the ‘Easter Bunny’ has overslept a little and the kids wake up wanting to find his presents RIGHT NOW.
Fresh air fun
Blessed with good weather on Easter Sunday? If you don’t need to stay indoors, why not take your egg hunt into the garden? Depending on the size of your outdoor space, you may find it helpful to use easy clues to steer things along and keep everyone on course. You can be as creative as you like, but keep clues nice and simple, or you’re likely to find younger children straying off the path and eager egg hunters racing ahead and missing out on the Easter Bunny’s bounty.
How many clues and hiding places you need depends on how long you want the hunt to last, but once all the treats have been found and divvied up, reward your hunters for their efforts with a bit of instant Easter indulgence. Even the best-behaving children will be itching to tuck into their hard-won chocolate hoard, so allow them one or two goodies then and there, and pop the rest in a bag to devour later at their leisure!
*Don’t forget your pets – keep them out of the way or safely supervised until the fun is done and all the chocolate has been collected!