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How to Plan an ‘At-Home’ Easter Egg Hunt

18/03/2020

How to Plan an 'At-Home' Easter Egg Hunt

What’s the best thing about Easter Sunday? The Easter egg hunt of course! Happy faces, chocolate treasures and bunny ears galore – we can’t think of a better way to spend a springtime afternoon.

Although Covid-19 is causing some uncertainty, and large Easter celebrations are off the cards, you can still have fun!

Keep the kids entertained by turning this holiday tradition into a fun game for toddlers, teenagers and everyone in between. You can give the Easter bunny a run for his money with these tips for planning an ‘eggciting’ hunt.

Pick a Location

Easter egg hunt - Inside or in the garden

There are lots of ways to plan an Easter hunt, you can go as simple or as super-sized as you see fit. One of the first things to think about when planning your hunt is where you want it to be held. This is obviously restricted at the moment, but whether you scatter eggs inside the house or expand to the garden, there are some things to consider.

Firstly, do a weather check. The last thing you want is to plan an amazing outdoor hunt, only for it to pour down with rain and ruin the fun – and let’s face it in Lancashire it’s more than likely. So, make sure you plan a hunt that can be transferred indoors if need be.

The difficulty level will depend on the age of the kids taking part. If you have little ones to entertain, it’s a good idea to keep your hunt simple. All you need to do is scatter the eggs in easy to access places and let the kids loose to find them.

For mixed age children, why not make things more challenging by hiding eggs around the garden in hard-to-see places? Make fun clues for them to follow to add another level of excitement to the game. 

Make Things Fair

Make Things Fair

We all know how quickly things can turn to tears, so it’s a good idea to put some rules in place to keep things fair. Consider assigning different egg colours to different children or set a limit on the number of eggs each child can find. That way you’ll ensure everyone has the same amount of Easter treats to enjoy at the end.

Go Beyond Chocolate

Go Beyond Chocolate

Although it is undoubtedly the best of all the treats, there’s more to Easter than chocolate!
You can buy plastic eggs online and fill them with a range of Easter treats such as stickers, mini chicks and craft kits. Not only will this avoid the sugar rush, but it brings another element of surprise into the game and keeps things interesting. Don’t forget the basket to carry the eggs in!

Keep Track of Your Hiding Spots

Keep Track of Your Hiding Spots

It’s a good idea to keep a note of where you hide the eggs. Some difficult and creative hiding places might fool your hunters, in which case you will need to retrieve the treat. We don’t want any treats wasting!

 

Remember, just because you’re restricted to your home and garden, it doesn’t mean your hunt can’t still be epic! Have fun everyone.

Remember to:

  • Keep any gatherings small – only between the people in your household.
  • Avoid contact with anyone you think has come into contact with the virus.
  • Provide lots of hand wash and hand sanitiser if you have it.
  • If you live in close proximity to other people, be wary of them being outdoors.

Check isolation and social distancing guidelines before planning your Easter egg hunt.