Egg hunt is the Easter tradition from overseas. It is extremely popular in the USA. It is organized by churches, neighborhood communities, neighborhood councils, and even DIY stores. A few years ago we were visiting our family in Florida and that’s when we caught the Egg Hunt bug.
Polska wersja: Polowanie na jajka, czyli Egg Hunt po polsku
The rules are very simple: find as many plastic eggs as possible. Each egg contains all kinds of rewards. Of course, sweets are the most desirable by kids 🍬🍬🍬
Sometimes the game also includes ultra rare golden eggs that contain special prizes. We didn’t manage to get one, so I don’t know what’s inside, but I guess it’s a mini toy 🤩
Where to buy plastic eggs?
In the US, you can buy plastic eggs in every store. In Poland the Egg Hunt isn’t very popular, so it’s really hard to get plastic eggs. Every year I browse online stores in search of bargains.
It’s also a good idea to collect plastic eggs from Kinder Surprise. It is a long-term plan that may pay off next year 🙂
Therefore, every year before the start of the game, I explain to the children that the contents of the eggs are theirs, but the shells come back to me so that we can play every year. Nobody ever protests, although a few Egg Hunts have already taken place.
How many eggs do you need for Egg Hunt?
Of course it depends on the number of kids participating in the game. But the more the better 😁 We have around 130 and we organized Egg Hunt for a dozen of kids.
What to put in the eggs?
As I mentioned, younger children crave sweets the most. On the other hand, on Easter, children get so much sweets that any other idea seems worth its weight in gold. My ideas are:
- Small toys, e.g. balls
- Money – one lady hooked up in the shop in the USA, when asked what to put in eggs, she said without hesitation that money. I was a bit shocked then, but it can actually be a big attraction for older kids.
Where to keep the eggs?
In the USA, eggs are not actually hidden at all. They are scattered on the lawn and there are a lot of them. We also saw the option to put eggs in the hay in a fenced area.
We are playing the Egg Hunt in the garden. Before the start, we tell the children what the area of search is. Of course, most of the eggs are scattered on the ground, but in addition, some of them are hidden in trees or under bushes so that the fun lasts longer 🙂
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If you are looking for more ideas for playing with children, then you will find them in the DIY with children section.
You can find other Easter inspirations along with the instructions in the Easter section.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!