How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt in Your Backyard

How to Organize an Easter Egg Hunt in Your Backyard

Easter egg hunts are loads of fun, but if you live in a crowded area, it can be hard for your child to enjoy the hunt amid the chaos. One option is to create your own Easter egg hunt. You can then invite a few of your child’s friends or family members over to participate in the hunt.
First, decide how many eggs you want to hide. For example, if you want each child to collect 10 eggs and you have 5 children coming to the Easter egg hunt, then you would need a total of 50 eggs. You may want to add a few extra eggs to that figure in case a couple of them get lost.

Second, decide if you want to hide dyed eggs, or plastic eggs with candy inside. You can also choose to do a mixture of the two. Make sure you fill each plastic egg. Candy, stickers, small trinkets, and even money make good fillers.

Next, hide the eggs in your backyard based on the age and height of the children. You don’t want to place an egg 6 ft. up in a tree if the children are only 3 ft. tall. Younger children will require the eggs to be in obviously locations, but you can hide the eggs in more challenging spots if the kids are older.

Finally, give each child a basket. Inform the children if you have a limit as to how many eggs each child is allowed to collect. This is often a good idea so that the children don’t fight at the end that one of them has more eggs than the others. Once the kids understand the rules, set them loose in the backyard.