Intro: Unconventional Easter Egg Hunts
Easter egg hunts are a lot of fun. But you don't have to restrict yourself to just scattering eggs on your front lawn. There are plenty of ways that you can make an Easter egg hunt more interesting. So today, I am going to share a few ideas for unconventional Easter egg hunts.
Step 1: Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Rather than having a bunch of eggs close together in plain sight, why not make it into a treasure hunt. Spread out the eggs over a large area and make them hard to find. Then give your kid a map to their locations.
The easiest way to make a map is to find a satellite image online and draw a quick copy on a piece of paper. Then as you are hiding the eggs, mark an "X" at each location. If you have multiple kids, make different maps. That way one kid doesn't waste a lot of time looking for an egg that has already been found.
One of the main advantages of this kind of Easter egg hunt is that you can send your kids running all over a park so that they burn off a lot of energy.
Step 2: Excavate the Eggs
Another fun way to hunt for eggs is to dig them up. If you have a large sandbox or a volleyball pit nearby, you can hide the eggs just underneath the surface of the sand. That way it is like digging for buried treasure.
Warning: This may result in a lot of sand being thrown around and creating a huge mess.
Step 3: Paintball Easter Egg Battle
For older kids (and grown ups) you can add a little excitement to the hunt with the addition of paintball. Just set out a bunch of eggs on the course and let the battle begin. You can divide into teams or have a free for all battle. You can only collect eggs while you are alive.
Another way to play is to fill the eggs with paintballs. Each player starts with a small number of paintballs and they have to find eggs to refill their ammo.
Step 4: Stick the Eggs to Random Surfaces
In most Easter egg hunts the eggs are just scattered on the ground. But there are many other surfaces where you can hide eggs. For instance, you could stick eggs on the wall or the ceiling or the underside of a book shelf. All you have to do is put a small piece of double stick tape onto the eggs. This will let you hide the eggs anywhere.
Step 5: Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs
Nighttime Easter egg hunts can also be a lot of fun. All you have to do is make your eggs glow in the dark. You can either buy glow-in-the-dark eggs or your can put a small light inside of regular eggs.
There are two simple lights that can work well for this. You can use LEDs or small glow sticks. To use an LED in an egg, all you have to do is tape a small 3V button cell battery between the leads of the LED and put it in the egg with the candy. To use a glow stick, just bend it to break the internal cells and put it in the egg with the candy.
Just remember to be careful while running around in the dark. It is really easy for kids to fall and get hurt, especially when they aren't looking where they are going.