Planning an Easter Egg Hunt 101

Are you planning an Easter egg hunt as part of your Easter celebration? Kids and adults alike love Easter egg hunts. As with anything else there are a lot of ways to plan an Easter egg hunt; some are less successful than other. There are several ways to plan a great Easter egg hunt. Here are some of the things you should consider:

First, consider what you are going to put in the eggs.

There are a million things you can put in an Easter egg. You can put treats, money, event tickets or small prizes, among other things, in them. It’s important to think about the age and interests of the people who will be participating in the Easter egg hunt.  What kinds of things they would be most pleased to find in an Easter egg? A teenager would be happy to find money, such as a quarter or a dollar in their eggs while a smaller child might be thrilled to get marshmallow candies or jelly beans.

Second, consider how many kids will be involved.

When planning an Easter egg hunt, the most important factor that you need to consider is the number of kids planning to participate. 400 eggs sounds like a lot unless you have 200 kids participating in the hunt, in which case, you will need hundreds more! Determine how many eggs you want each participant to end up with, and then determine how you’re going to break out the eggs per person hunting.

Third, consider the abilities of each child.

How you set up your Easter egg hunt will play a large part in whether or not the participants have fun. If you have a wide range of ages and abilities, it is best to create separate hunting areas for each age range.  It’s also important to make sure various age ranges hunt within the same area. For example, teenagers should not hunt with toddlers as it won’t be as much fun for the toddlers and it could also be dangerous for the teenagers and the toddlers alike.  After determining who will hunt against whom, where you’re going to hide the eggs is the next important detail you need to plan with care. Are you going to hide the eggs so the kids must literally hunt them out, or are you just going to lay them about so the kids can pick them up? Their ages should help you make this decision.

Lastly, consider how much time you want your Easter egg hunt to take.

An Easter egg hunt can fill as much or as little time as you like. The number of eggs and where you hide them plays a large part in determining this. More eggs and more creative hiding places will make for a longer hunt.  Few eggs and placing eggs in plain sight will make for a shorter hunt.