Every year we host an Easter egg hunt for all the kids in our family. Yesterday we had a great day, despite the snow.
We have come up with some great ideas for things to put in the plastic eggs and whoever can/wants chips in to keep costs down.
This year we included Lego pieces. We bought a few small sets and put the pieces in the eggs. We also use small cars, erasers, stickers, toy bugs, money (coins), silly putty, etc. For the infants we had books and toy trucks. On average everyone will get 10-12 eggs and we reuse the plastic eggs each year. It has been a big hit with the kids.
The day starts with decorating Easter eggs, while Leighton goes out and hides the plastic eggs in the field behind our house. Then everyone gets ready to go outside and we go over the boundaries.
This year we added some adult eggs, the adults who found the specially marked eggs got a gift certificate for Tim Horton’s.
After all the eggs had been found we had a campfire and lunch. Great way to spend the long weekend!
A few years ago my parents hosted an adult Easter egg hunt, it was a blast. We haven’t done it since because it’s hard to find the time to all get together. But each person chipped in $10.00 and whoever found the ‘golden egg’ won the money. I’m pleased to say that I found the winning egg, and I had to climb a tree to get it. We had set up the playing area in our parents bush, so lots of places to hide eggs. Hopefully we will be able to do this again, maybe when the kids are older.
Hope you all had a great Easter!