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How can I Plan an Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden?

By Sheri Cyprus
Updated May 16, 2024
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The spring holiday of Easter brings with it the tradition of Easter bunnies, eggs and Easter egg hunts. An outdoor Easter egg hunt can be a lot of fun for children of all ages. Adults should plan a garden Easter egg hunt so that all children taking part can find great brightly colored Easter egg candy.

The first step is to plan on having enough candy for the amount of children that will be taking part in the hunt. Then, be sure to have a good supply of extra candy that can be quickly hidden in another part of the yard, or even indoors, in case you find there doesn't seem to be enough candy after all, or in case of rain. You can also have bowls of unhidden candy to supplement the Easter baskets of children who didn't find as much hidden candy as the others.

The main thing when planning an Easter egg hunt in the garden is to be sure the Easter egg candy doesn't get wet or soiled. You can use the colorful plastic egg shaped containers on the market to solve this problem. They are fun for kids as they are brightly colored and usually quite easy to open if they're just two halves that snap or twist together.

The plastic egg containers are often very affordable and can be filled with bulk unpackaged candies such as jelly beans, put in a sandwich bag first. You can also fill the plastic eggs with several small, foil-wrapped Easter chocolates. Another great option is to fill the plastic eggs with small inexpensive toys to cut down on the amount of sugary candy eaten by the kids.

Of course, you have to think of the ages of the children when planning an Easter egg hunt and consider that small parts on toys may be a choking hazard to little kids. Young children should be closely supervised and helped when Easter egg hunting. Older children may be quite quick at finding the eggs, so that should be taken into consideration as well. Extra Easter candy given out by the host can help even up the amounts of candy collected by each child.

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Discussion Comments
By AuthorSheriC — On Mar 09, 2008

Color coding the eggs for each child is a brilliant idea, rjohnson! I bet it saved a lot of sibling squabbles and hurt feelings at not finding as many eggs as a sibling found!

By rjohnson — On Feb 05, 2008

When we were young our mother would color code the eggs by child. Each kid would only be allowed to collect the eggs she saw in the color she was assigned. That way the, say, red eggs would be placed in easy to find places for the youngest child and the older kids would have to pass up those obvious finds!

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