Easter egg hunts are fun for children of all ages and you don’t need to spend a lot, you can pick up little chocolate eggs and plastic eggs (in which to hide little treats) really cheaply at supermarkets and pound shops.
Here are a few tips to try and help things run smoothly:
- Create a spot for each child to return to it once they have collected 5 eggs. They should stay there until all the children have returned before setting out again. That way you can ensure they all get the same amount of eggs.
- If you have a large group of children think about pairing the younger ones up with the older ones. Small children can be overwhelmed by older kids so it works better if they can work in teams.
- Rules on chocolate consumption are essential – make sure they have a clear understanding of how much they can eat. A few eggs once the hunt has finished is perfectly acceptable and the rest can be taken home for them to eat over the Easter holidays.
- Overall, an Easter egg hunt should be fun and enjoyable, having some clear guidance around simple things like sharing, taking turns and being patient can make all the difference to how things run and ensure everyone has fun.