Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Anne Yorks on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Are you planning to host the Egg Hunt of the century this Easter? Here are a few fun ideas you might want to try with your event. 

First...check out the Egg Hunt Cookie Gift. It's great collection to send to a loved one or to bring with you to share with a host on Easter Sunday! So Colorful! So Sweet! So Happy! 

Here is the Easter basket cookie in a little more detail.

It's not too hard for me to get excited about hunting for Easter Eggs. My sister and I hunted for eggs well into our 20s. My mom got pretty creative with her hiding spots. Thinking about giving your hunt a little jump-start this year? Check out these fun ideas...

I did a little research and this is what seems to be 2010’s Hottest Egg Hiding Places:

(Outdoor egg hunts)
  1. Flower Arrangements or Flower Pots
  2. On top of a car tire or car muffler (just don’t start the car!!!)
  3. Bury an egg in the backyard (leave the dirt messy as a clue for kids to find this egg)
  4. Bird or Dog House (watch out for the birds and dogs!!)
  5. In the mailbox
  6. Under leaves
  7. In a drain spout 

(Indoor egg hunts)
  1. Remove a light bulb and place an egg in its place
  2. In a shoe
  3. In a paper towel roll
  4. In the egg carton
  5. In a vase
  6. Behind picture frames

What are your favorite egg hiding places? Ever find an egg months after Easter? It happened to Kirk on Gilmore Girls. And the entire town of Stars Hollow got stinky. 

Are you sick of the same old Egg Hunt format? Here are a few Egg Hunt variations to try with your family. 

  1. For an Egg Hunt with a variety of ages: Assign each child an egg color. They are responsible for finding only those color eggs. Older kids can help the younger kids!
  2. Hide a golden or prize egg.
  3. Number Egg hunt: Learning letters or numbers? Mark each egg with a letter or number and then give each child a list. They need to find the eggs that are on their list.
  4. Eggs by the moonlight. Hold your Egg Hunt at night. Set boundaries in your yard and give each child a basket and a flashlight.
  5. Hot / Cold Egg Hunt. Help the egg seekers by telling them hot or cold as they hunt for the eggs. As they get closer to an egg then they get HOTTER!
  6. Blindfolded Egg Hunt. Partner kids in teams of two. Blindfold one child. This is the egg seeker. The other child is responsible for guiding them to egg hiding places, but they can not touch their partner or the eggs. Verbal directions only!
  7. Assign each egg color a value. For example, red is 5 points, green is 3 points, and so forth. At the end of the egg hunt tally the points. The child with the most points, not the most eggs, wins!

And finally, need a little music to get in the spirit? Download these songs from iTunes to get your egg hunters groovin'!

    1. Still Haven’t Found what I’m looking for (U2)
    2. Hot! Hot! Hot! (Buster Poindexter)
    3. I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow)
    4. The Bunny Hop (Easter Party Album)
    5. Sugar, Sugar (The Archies)
    6. I am the Walrus (The Beatles)
    7. The Candy Man (Sammy Davis Jr.)
    8. The Good Ship Lollipop (Shirley Temple)
    9. Yummy Yummy Yummy I’ve got love in my Tummy (Ohio Express)
    10. Candy Girl (The Four Seasons)

Happy Hunting! Happy Easter! Happy Spring! 

Have a sweet day,