Isn’t it incredible what kids can find when they really want to? PE kit on a Monday morning? No chance… but hide a chocolate egg in a tree branch that they can’t even reach and they’re all over it. Here’s a few tips make sure your Easter egg hunt is just cracking!
It’s all about the clues!
Come up with clever clues to keep them guessing. “This food isn’t for our furry friends” could be used for the chocolate bunnies hidden near pet food, whilst “sugar and spice and all things nice” is perfect for the Caramel Sea Salt Egg hidden in the spice rack. Double points for puns!
Mix it up
It doesn’t have to be all about the eggs, so throw in some chocolate bars too. Hot Cross Bun or Simnel Cake? Yes yes YES. You can even minimise the inevitable sugar rush by adding in a few ‘vouchers’ for things such as hot chocolate with marshmallows, which can be redeemed at a later date.
Stop one child finding all of the eggs (and save on bickering) by setting different colour eggs for each person to hunt. Ours are colour coded by flavour, so they can always swap at the end! Add in some brightly painted boiled eggs too — you could even build the excitement by getting the kids to help paint their own a few days before.
Be the taskmaster
Make the hunt even more interactive by setting tasks for your kids to complete before they’re given each clue. It could be telling a joke, doing some bunny hops… or doing the washing up (if you’re feeling really mean). Once all of the eggs have been scoffed, challenge the little ones to see how they can reuse the boxes.