About a week prior to Easter, Daelyn said to me, “Momma, are we going to hunt Easter this year?” “You mean hunt Easter Eggs Daelyn,” I said. But the correction did not stick. Daelyn still continued to call it hunting Easter. Hunting Easter. Interesting. I should probably listen to Daelyn and Hunt Easter more often than hunt eggs.
Crazy Robin Sue…
Is known for her Easter Egg Hunts. Not only does she fill eggs, she tapes a variety of treats to the outside of each egg too. This started when one year she purchased little cars and Fun Snaps to stuff in the eggs and realized that they would not fit even in the largest of eggs. So she thought “outside of the egg” and taped the toys to the exterior of the egg. She also assigned an egg color to each child so that young and old got the same amount of eggs by the end of the hunt. The tradition stuck.
Here’s How It’s Done…
1. For each child participating chose an egg color. If there are many children you will have to purchase primary and pastel colored eggs. You may even have to mix the colors by placing together a pink half and yellow half or blue and green, or orange and purple- you get the idea, right?
2. Each child will receive that same exact treats. Fill one egg from each color pile with the same candy and tape on the same treat. Continue until all the eggs are filled and treats adhered to the eggs.
3. Hide the eggs. Go easier on the younger children, while making it a challenge for the older ones.
4. At hunt time assign each child their own egg color.
5. Mark each child’s hand with the color egg they are to find. Tell them how many are out there for them to find.
6. Give each child a pretty gift bag or basket to place their found eggs.
7. Ready, Set, Go!
You know what to put in eggs, but here are some ideas for the outsides…
apple sauce cups
small chips bags
movie gift card
Oh by the way, my children do not get filled Easter Baskets, but empty ones instead- they have to hunt for their goodies. Hee hee.