Don’t getegg on your face this Easter - we’ve come up with some great ideas for your backyard egg hunt!
For many kids, your garden is a wonderland of fun and it can only get bigger and better with Easter on our doorstep. To start with, the Easter bunny has to arrive so you need to leave evidence! Put a couple of carrot chunks near the door for the kids to see when they set about their adventure. This will create excitement that the Easter Bunny really has left them treats!
Another good one is to leave cotton wool in obvious places, to top it off, you can say, “Look the Easter Bunny has left his fur everywhere, just like Kitty!” It all adds to the illusion!
What had me stumped when I was younger, was the EB’s tracks! They were there, so he MUST have been and MUST exist! My parents, really were tricksters and had all bases covered by leaving foot prints in talcum powder/flour across the kitchen floor, away from the carrot’s I’d left and out the back door. (carpet freshener is perfect to use on the carpet – and kills two birds with one stone!)
Heck if you’re kiddies are young enough, you can even get away with footprints made out of paper or cardboard!
If you have more than one child, you’ll know better than anyone else that the hunt can quickly escalate to World War 3 when the one sibling has more than the other. To solve this problem, colour code their eggs! Use the coloured foil to make it clear which colour each child has to collect – too easy and conveniently, there will be the same amount of each colour thanks to some clued up parents.
For older kids, you could use riddles to help them find where the eggs are – get their brains ticking before they dive into a mountain of chocolate for the entire weekend!
“Perhaps near the blue lagoon
Is where the treasure lies,
Use your intelligence and your eyes
To find your hollow moon”
Answer: Silver wrapped egg hidden near the pool!
One for the adults: how about using hollow plastic eggs and filling them with vouchers/coupons for local restaurants and shops? You can watch your waistline and your back pocket all at the same time. Nominate a prize egg that contains a $50 gift voucher for the hunter that finds it. Of course, to be fair, you’ll have to nominate one person to hide the eggs. Keep them happy by laying out a spread of hot cross buns, mini Easter eggs and a nice cool drink and let the celebrations unwrap.
Easter is such an exciting time for the young ones and young ones at heart! Have fun and get creative because unfortunately soon enough they’ll become teenagers, catch on, and most probably sleep through Easter, rather than waking you up at 5AM!
Have an eggcellent Easter everyone! This is the one time of year you can feel good about having the most chocolate in the household – make the most of it!