Monday, 29 March 2010



Now it doesn’t take Einstein to work out what an Easter egg hunt is and how to organize one.  However I’ve always found them a little bit of an anticlimax.   Firstly, you can never rely on the weather so outside hunts are a washout half the time, secondly if you have a number of children of different ages it's inevitable that the older ones find all the eggs and the little ones are left seriously dissapointed.   To overcome this pitfall I have devised a weather proof equal opportunities egg hunt.  Cut out the wellies and tears and make it easy on yourself.

The idea of this hunt is that all the eggs are hidden inside the house and the children solve the clues and search together as a group.   At each hiding place they find a mini egg each and the next clue.  At the final hiding place you can leave their main egg name tagged as their big prize.

Collecting basket or bucket.
Postcard size card for clues
Felt tip pen
Mini eggs (quantity depending of number of children)

You need to prepare this at least the day before as thinking of the clues and writing them out does take a little time.   Choose between 8 and 12 places to hide the eggs and clues to go with them.

For example:
Kitchen – fridge & washing machine
Bathroom – bath
Bedroom – wardrobe & under bed
Sitting room – toy box & DVD cupboard
Hallway – coat pockets

Write a series of clues based on the hiding place remembering that the clues are for kids so don’t make them too difficult.  For instance if one of your hiding places is the bath write something like ‘You come here daily to wash the dirt away, with your rubber ducky, you always love to play’.   You can then hide the one egg per child in the bath and rest the next clue on the rubber duck.

Continue with the clues all round the house until the final hiding place, which I would suggest is the kitchen where you’ll no doubt be!

Happy Easter!


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