Depending on where you live, the weather conditions might not be the best for an outdoor Easter egg hunt this holiday. Instead, you can bring this fun, festive tradition inside. Glancing around your living room, kitchen and foyer, you can probably already locate some perfect hiding spots for little plastic eggs. Whether you’re dealing with unruly weather or have a lot of kids to keep track of in your fenceless yard, here are some ways you can make the most of your indoor egg hunt.
Fill Your Eggs with Sweet Treats
Make sure you’ve stocked up on candy and other miniature goodies before Easter rolls around. Put a piece of candy or two in each little egg before hiding them. If you’re hosting children outside your own family to the Easter egg hunt, you should check with their parents ahead of time to make sure there are no food allergies. In the case of a peanut, tree nut or other allergy, you should purchase candy that does not have traces of any of these allergens. You might decide to fill some eggs with dimes and quarters for kids who would rather fill their piggy banks than their bellies.
Block Off Certain Areas of the Home
Egg hunts usually don’t take place across the entire house. Some adults will only hide eggs on the first floor of their home to avoid children running up and down the stairs or wreaking havoc on bedrooms and closets. If there are any rooms in your home that contain valuable or breakable items, you may want to block off the doorway or lock the door. Once the kids know there are no eggs hidden in this area of the home, they won’t mind their lack of entry.
Keep Track of Where You Hide the Eggs
So many Easter hosts forget this step. However, when you hide 50 eggs and the guests have only found 49, the search for the final egg can get pretty frustrating when even the host has lost track of where it’s hidden. As the kids start looking for the last egg, you can tell them whether they are getting “warmer” or “colder” to its location until someone grabs it.
Hide the Eggs According to Kids’ Ages
An Easter egg hunt for a group of five-year-olds should certainly be less challenging than an egg hunt for 12-year-olds. Make sure you hide the eggs in locations that aren’t too easy and aren’t too tough for the designated age groups. An egg hunt for toddlers might require you to hide the eggs in plain sight, while one for preteens allows you to be a little more creative with locations and camouflage strategies. If you have two age groups at your hunt, you might decide to have a hunt for the younger kids and another for the older ones. Or you can be creative with egg color, allowing the younger kids to select only eggs of one color while the older kids can only pick eggs of another color.
If you want to treat the adults to a little fun on Sunday, get everyone their very own Easter flower arrangements. You can decorate your home and then give them away as everyone leaves! Hoppy Easter everyone!