Easter is just hopping around the corner and I’m loving it as a mom, despite the weather being less than cooperative with rain. It won’t stop us from enjoying a traditional Easter Egg Hunt like we do each and every year. This year we got some added goodies and help from Kinder Canada, to help make those Easter Baskets for the kids extra special.
We always do an Easter Egg Hunt in our cooperative each year and it’s a grand success. I also do one inside my home for my kids and their friends. It can be challenging sometimes, not knowing how to plan a successful Egg Hunt. So here are few tips to help you get started.
Tips for a Successful Easter Egg Hunt
- Plant eggs in a well hidden spot, don’t make it too easy for kids to find. But leave a few easy ones to lead them to where they need to go. Think potted plants, under shrubs, inside fence cracks.
- Purchase plastic eggs from the dollar store or any major retail outlet like Walmart to use. These eggs are recyclable and you can use the again and again
- If you are doing prizes make sure you color one of the plastic eggs gold. The child who finds the golden egg, wins the prize.
- Pair up big kids with little kids, to be fair. This way big kids who run faster don’t collect all the eggs before the little kids have had a chance. Working in teams is better.
- If you don’t have baskets to collect the eggs, hit a store and pick up brown paper bags with handles. The kids can decorate them before the hunt begins, adding more fun to the party!
- Make sure you collect all your eggs after the hunt is done.
- Make the big prize a giant Kinder Egg — no matter what age wins kids love Kinder Eggs and the prizes inside. A giant egg is sure to win over any crowd.
Tips for Coloring Your Easter Eggs
If you are like me you love coloring real eggs to use in an Easter Egg Hunt. After scrolling around Pinterest, I came across this awesome way to color eggs that’s not only affordable but good for you. Using Kool-Aid to dye your eggs is easy and doesn’t require the use of Vinegar. Check out HeyJenRenee for more info on this.
Chocolate and Goodies – OH MY! Tips for Easter Baskets
No matter where you go, whether it is a dollar store or shopping center. Easter is everywhere, and so are the goodies to put inside the baskets. Aside from yummy Kinder Goodies which are always appreciated and loved by my boys at Easter. As a mom it has always been tradition to add in some other fun items for kids to enjoy during the season.
- A tooth brush to brush away the sugar monsters after the chocolate goodies are devoured.
- Hot Wheel Cars, Stickers, Mini toys, Planes, Army Men (small toys for boys) from the Easter Bunny keep kids busy while your Easter dinner is cooking
- T-shirt, socks, underwear, pants, new shoes. In our house we always got an Easter Outfit of some kind and could wear during Easter dinner when company comes.
- Color books, reading books, puzzles, mini portable games
We love Easter and not just because we get to enjoy sweet Kinder Eggs and chocolate and goodies and hunting for eggs. But it’s a time to celebrate. And speaking of celebration. Kinder Canada is partnering up with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 baskets to CMN hospitals, along with donating another $25,000 to help save the lives of children. As a family with a special needs child and one whose a Children’s Hospital baby, this cause is worth celebrating as much as time with our families.
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.