How to host an Easter egg hunt at home

Hosting an Easter egg hunt at home is the perfect excuse to entertain and bond with your children over the Easter holiday, plus it could become one of your family’s new Easter traditions.

Here’s what you will need to host an Easter egg hunt at home:

The treats
• A variety of chocolate eggs, from marshmallow eggs strips cut to individual packets and hollow chocolate eggs to little packets of speckled eggs and, of course, the masterpiece – the chocolate Easter bunny that comes in different sizes. It’s up to you to decide on the quantity you would like to lay out for the hunt.

The equipment
• You will need either little baskets or buckets, paper bags or recycle some of your plastic grocery bags for the little ones to keep all the eggs they find during the hunt.
• If you are going to use the hollow eggs that come in six-packs, use foil to wrap them individually. That way you will protect the chocolate eggs from melting or breaking.

The venue
• For a garden hunt, mark out the area where the hunt will take place with a “start” and “stop” sign. Hide the eggs in flower beds and behind shrubs, trees or other objects in the garden.
• For an indoor hunt, identify the area in which you will host the hunt, for example the bedrooms or the lounge area. Or use the whole house! Hide the eggs in easy-to-find as well as hard-to-find spots. (Remember to make notes of the spots where you’ve hidden the eggs.)

The rules
It’s a good idea to set out an amount of eggs each child is allowed to find or to write their names on the treats, so that everyone gets a chance to find something. Once a child has collected their amount of eggs, encourage them to help others search for theirs – a great opportunity to instil team work and a reminder that sharing is caring!

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