No Easter celebration is complete without an Easter Egg hunt!
This activity can be enjoyed by children of all ages and can be done in a variety of outdoor locations - perfect for this time when it is not so easy to get to the outdoor places you love going to - not to mention it’s also loads of fun! You may even want to join in yourself! Here are our top tips for a brilliant egg hunt:
1) Choose your location wisely
If you are holding your hunt away from your garden, make sure the space is suitable for children. Does it have plenty of good hiding spots? Is it safe for children to explore? It might be worth inspecting the area quickly before they set off.
2) Hiding your eggs
Keep the age of your hunters in mind. Younger children and toddlers may need the eggs to be hidden in places they can reach, whereas older explorers will love crawling and climbing through nature to find some tasty chocolate treats.
3) More outdoor fun
To make the Easter hunt even more fun, challenge your adventurers to spot nature items using our Spring spotting sheet
. It’s a brilliant way to connect children to nature and will distract them from the chocolate… for a while at least.
We recommend not to trust the famously unpredictable British weather - make sure you have packed your waterproofs
in case of that sudden downpour! As we always say: don’t let rain stop play.
5) Prizes and eggs
There are lots of alternatives to shop-bought Easter eggs (but we’re sure packaged chocolate eggs would also be a hit!). You could buy wooden eggs and fill them with tasty sweets or small toys for your explorers to enjoy. This is also a great chance to decorate and paint your eggs for an extra special Easter touch. Have a look at our natural egg dyeing ideas
to get inspired.