My kids love doing an Easter egg hunt. I, however, struggle with what to put in the eggs. They really don’t need more candy.
Last year, I bought a bag of candy that I thought I could share with a group hunt we were doing and use the leftovers for our own hunt. My daughters had other ideas. The Thursday before I realized the bag was much emptier than it should be. I found the evidence of their raiding in the piles of Starburst wrappers under their beds. I refused to buy more candy. How would we have our hunt?
I finally came up with a scavenger hunt. Each child had their own list of clues hidden in eggs that would take them around the yard, garage, and camper. They had to decipher the hint and find the next egg. Figuring out thirty locations in our small yard was kind of tricky as was making the clues vague but understandable for the kids. “Where you sleep when you aren’t home.” “Where Wanda gets her letters.”
The kids loved it. Some of the clues stumped them, but they eventually figured them out. The only snafu was that my son correctly interpreted his clue as searching by the canoe. Unfortunately he found the egg in the tire swing by the canoe and not the egg in the canoe, so his sister had some trouble finding her egg that was supposed to be in the tire swing and following the rest of her clues. I think we ended up having her finish the rest of his search since he finished hers. Along the way, they each found an emoji keychain and a chocolate bunny. Their searches ended by looking under their beds and finding two-wheeled scooters.
I better start preparing for this year’s search. I’m going to need to make it more complicated this year, but I have no idea what the final treasure will be.