Easter is late this year. That is ok, it makes me feel like maybe the year isn’t whizzing by as fast as it seems to be. Easter is a time to go to church and celebrate that Christ is Risen. That is the focus on the why we gather. But it is also a day of Easter eggs hunts outside and enjoying lunch with our family, maybe friends.
Egg hunts are huge in our family. We go all out and make it fun for everyone. The kids are growing so there will only be a few more. Sad. One is deemed too old this year, though secretly he will be wishing he could jump in. I am going to recruit him to help us plan the hunt! It brings out the kid in all of us.
Here are several ideas to help you plan your Easter Egg Hunt.
1. Simple hide eggs and let the kids find them. Maybe they are dyed and decorated.
2. Photo game – give them pictures printed out that show the hidden item for them to find. They loved that game. Of course this requires pre-planning and taking photos ahead of time. My cousin Linda came up with this idea–so cute!
3. Engage the family by placing cards in the egg that direct them to an adult. That adult is holding the surprise. I love this one because everyone gets to be involved.
Ideas for the prizes:
2. Money & Chocolate
3. Gift Cards –
Since there are only three kids in the entire family right now, we split up and each family takes one thing to buy. Each of us getting a basket for them seemed a little over the top so we pooled our resources and each of them gets one basket from the extended family. We have some eggs filled with chocolate and candy but then others hold little $5 gift cards. One aunt might get the ice cream gift certificates and I might get $5 Target card for each.
Tips for Photographing Your Egg Hunt
1. Get a pre-shot with the kids holding their empty baskets
2. Get action shots, these are the most fun.
3. Get individual shots of each child.
4. Get the final shot of them and their filled baskets.
5. Take a closeup of some eggs, it will make a cute shot for your scrapbook