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9 Tips for a Successful Easter Egg Hunt

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Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own

Have you ever been on an Easter egg hunt? When I was growing up, we always had our own quest at home. Dad made it memorable with special treats, but since I am an only, it was a pretty quiet affair.  As an adult, when I first went to a community sponsored hunt; it was magical! Everyone was scurrying around the newly greened hills, all dressed up in Easter finery. Every color of the rainbow was hidden in the grass, just waiting to be snatched. I still remember all of the frenzied grabbing—I was amazed by all of that fierce competition—but no one went home empty handed! There were enough colored eggs and chocolates for everyone.

Tips for Planning an Easter Egg Hunt

When hosting a neighborhood Easter egg hunt, I think it’s important to make every kid feel like a winner. If you can make them all go home grinning, you’ll know it worked!

Kinder Easter Egg Hunt Kit

As I’ve told you before, Sam adores Kinder eggs any time of year, but they are perfect for an Easter egg hunt. Since they’re already filled with treasures the kids feel like they are getting a bonus. Happy smiles all ‘round!

Kinder Eggs for Easter

Here are my tips for a successful Easter egg hunt:

  1. Check the weather—really! Spring weather is notoriously fickle. In case the sky looks iffy, plan for an inside hunt.
  2. Provide a container for each child to carry their treasures. It doesn’t have to be an actual basket, but something with a handle really does make it easier.
  3. Have the eggs hidden before your guests arrive.
  4. Count the eggs you’re hiding. If you’re hiding very many “special” eggs, keep track of where you tucked them so you can give clues if they’re not discovered.
  5. Assign each child their own color and it’s the only one they can collect. That way one speedy, sharp-eyed kid doesn’t get all the treasure!
  6. Have one “golden” egg for each child. Either paint one half of their colored egg or put a special sticker on it. The golden egg (if plastic) can hold money or it can be redeemed for a special prize (candy, a small toy, etc.).
  7. Be sure the youngest hunters’ eggs are fairly easy to spot.
  8. To get kids to search high and low, use inexpensive tulle to suspend eggs from tree branches or other elevated features. If you’re using all Kinder eggs, the different colored tulle helps keep colors straight.
  9. One frustrated, little straggler is still hunting? Allow a group effort, but that designated color still goes home with the original assignee.

Easter Egg Hunt

This Easter, Kinder® has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 baskets to  CMN hospitals.  As well, Kinder® will be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America. It’s a special way to give back during this miraculous season.

What is your favorite Easter egg hunt memory?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.