When Easter Sunday arrives, there’s one game that is always present: the Easter Egg Hunt. This popular tradition is a blast for children, as they scamper all over the yard or house searching for their Easter Eggs. Considering the age grouping, the diversity of the group and the amount of space and time you’d like the hunt to consume will give you a better understanding of your limitations and opportunities to create the best Easter Egg Hunt possible for all of the children (and even teens) to enjoy.
Understand the Age Diversity
If you have the ability, offering egg hunts that are separated for the various age groups is ideal. You don’t want teenagers sprinting past toddlers on their way to finding eggs, and understanding this idea can ensure that the event is fun for everyone. However, this isn’t always a possibility, so when you have various age groups hunting together, try placing color codes on specific eggs. For example, yellow eggs are for the 18 months to 3 year old group, green eggs are for the 4-8 year olds and blue eggs are for 9 year-olds and above. The continuity created will allow you to make the yellow eggs the easiest to find for the younger children, and everyone can have fun searching for the hidden treasures.
Consider the Eggs you’ll be Hiding
Plastic eggs have become very popular as we deviate from the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs. They can be filled with candy, and in some instances small amounts of money, giving a level of diversity to each find. This has become the egg of choice for several reasons, and the color-coded process for different age groups can still apply.
Everyone Loves a Scavenger Hunt
When you are hosting a hunt for older children, you may want to increase the difficulty or spice things up a bit. The Scavenger Hunt is a great way to give older kids the thrill of hunting by having them collect various items, eggs included of course, in order to complete a list that is provided before the hunt begins. By using varying colors and different Easter-themed items such as stuffed animals, you can create quite a challenge.
Try an Easter-Eve Search
This is a great twist to put on the Easter Sunday tradition. By giving all of the children inexpensive flashlights, you can organize a night search. This will definitely be a challenge for the kids, so remember what age group you are catering to. Glow in the dark coloring or plastic eggs can make the hunt a bit easier if you’d like to have younger children enjoy the experience.
Don’t Underestimate the Fun in Hiding the Eggs
Kids are often searching for eggs, so if you think they’re due for a REALLY big change up, have them hide the eggs and then sit back and laugh while they watch you search. A prize for the child who has the last hidden egg could make things really fun.
In any of these cases, understanding that fun is the name of the game will ensure that all the children have a great time this Easter. The age demographics are important, but with a little planning, you’ll likely have just as much fun watching the action!