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Fun ways to make the Easter egg hunt extra special

Were you hoping to get away for Easter this year but ‘rona ruined your plans?

At Cashies, we’ve been getting excited about how we can make the Easter egg hunt extra special this year while confined to our home.

The first thing we recommend is to pick an activity based on your kids’ age groups.

Here are our favourite ideas that some of us will be doing with our own kids as we stay at home this Easter.

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Give each kid their own colour of egg to find (or their own unique set of clues if you’re feeling especially creative) and help them navigate the riddles in the clues to find their Easter loot.

The best thing about a scavenger hunt is that you can make the clues as hard or as easy as you want so that all age groups can participate and engage with the hunt.

Examples of clues to get you started:

  • “Go to the place where you get a cold drink”
  • “Where do you sit when it’s time for dinner?”

Create an Easter Bunny trail:

This one is better for younger children who still feel the excitement of the Easter bunny.

Use some white chalk or flour (if you managed to get some in the great March panic buy) and draw some bunny footprints in and around the house. Pinterest has some great bunny feet templates.

Scatter the eggs along the trail and lead the kids to a final destination with a celebratory gift.

Add some fake eggs to the stash

Make it extra fun and leave some duds around the house.

A few days before Easter, have the kids paint up some hardboiled eggs in bright and beautiful colours and include these in the hunt.

Or you can hard boil them in different coloured water. Just add a few drops of food colouring to the water and boil those eggs.

Mix them with some bright coloured chocolate hunting eggs and see who gets fooled the most!

Non-chocolate hunting fun

What about the kids who can’t eat chocolate? How can you make an Easter egg hunt fun for them?

If you’ve got a stash of plastic eggs laying around you can add a variety of coins in each plastic egg for the kids to have fun hunting for different values of ‘treasure’.

Or, create ‘Bunny Money’ and put vouchers around the house for the kids to find.

Examples of Bunny Money vouchers could be:

  • Go to bed 30 minutes later.
  • Breakfast for dinner.
  • Give a chore to someone else in the family

We hope that, despite all the anxiety in the world at the moment, you can use these ideas to create a magical Easter egg hunt for your family even if your plans have had to change to accommodate social distancing.

 

We know it's hard to keep the kids entertained at home, especially now when they're spending more time indoors and away from their friends. We've got plenty of items to help, from games to musical instruments.