Organising an easter egg hunt

girl frolicking outside

We’re pretty sure that your little ones are already very excited for this coming weekend’s Easter celebration - even if chocolate is actually all they can think about at the moment.

We have had so much fun creating Easter traditions of our own, usually staying at home and having some Easter bunny fun in the garden. 

We love to do all sorts of different egg hunts (check out these; I'll definitely be adding some new varieties this year), but the key to making them successful, especially when the sugar hits (insane), is keeping it simple and being prepared.

With this in mind, we have put together this handy guide for organising an Easter egg hunt at home.

1. Send instructions to other parents

We all know how excited kids can get about things like hunting for Easter eggs. To prevent kids from bursting out of their parents’ cars and immediately start foraging through the garden, send their parents instructions of how and where everyone will gather and what time the actual “hunting” will begin...and this will not make you "THAT parent", everyone will thank you.

2. Take a group photo before the hunting begins

Save those childhood memories. Also a good way to ensure that everyone starts hunting at the same time, is to organise a group photo, with all the kids and their empty baskets, before they head out.

3. Make sure you have extra baskets

For parents like me, who will absolutely forget. In this case, make sure you have some extras handy (have at least one for every family).

4. Keep instructions to a minimum

Kids will not want to follow a complicated list of instructions, especially with the excitement of collecting chocolate dominating their thoughts. Keep instructions to a minimum and try to separate little toddlers from older kids in different zones of the garden. You can also give the younger kids a small head start. Or have a look at the link above with very creative ideas.

5. Offer other snacks

Set out a simple table with a few drinks and snacks, along with some healthier options, such as small quiches or sandwiches.

6. Count & hide the eggs

Make sure your hiding spots are obvious enough so that the kids find the eggs easily. Before you hide the eggs, though, make sure you count them so that you’ll know if all of them have been found (that way your oldest son will not run around in the garden in the rain for an hour looking for more eggs...for example).

7. Decorate

Add an affordable, fun Easter touch to the house by randomly hanging pastel-coloured balloons, streamers, table cloths and paper plates and cups. You can also make a few Easter-themed signs outside your house to welcome guests inside. Even get the kids to cut out big ovals and paint them (if you have the time!).

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organic merino rib top
use as an inner-layer when your child is running around outside; the merino wool will keep him/her dry.

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organic merino drawstring pants
for the toddler who wants to join in on the egg hunt - so cozy & comfortable.  

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baby warmer
put baby in a jumpsuit and a warm blanket so he/she can watch the activities from the pram outside.

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