Easter egg hunts are certainly a way to have a lot of fun with your family as you observe the holiday. This traditional game has been around for a long time. It is fun for the kids and gives the adults something to enjoy as well.
There are always community hunts to which you can take your kids. Of course, there is no reason why you can't have some fun and do one on your own.
Easter egg hunts are very easy to organize. You don't have to have a great spot that is perfect for a hunt. Just about any space will do.
First, think about the types of eggs you want to use. Some use real eggs, and then give out candy prizes afterward.
Some use the plastic eggs with numbers inside so that the kids can pick out a prize when they are done.
Others use chocolate eggs and feel the chocolate that they find is plenty, and they leave it at that, or give out non-candy baskets or prizes once the hunt is over.
Next, find the right spot. Again, this is not too hard. You can have Easter egg hunts almost anywhere. You can do it in a yard, in a park open to the public, or on a playground.
The places are just about limitless as long as the sun is shining and there is no rain falling. If you fear rain may fall, or it happens to be raining when you arise on Easter, have a backup plan in place for your egg hunt.
You can use any home, building, or even community center that is open to the public. Eggs are small, so it is easy to hide them just about anywhere.
If you want to go larger and put on Easter egg hunts for your community, there are a number of things that you can do.
Find out about large areas designated for public use. You may have to reserve the area or file for some sort of permit to do this.
You can then fund it on your own, which can be very expensive, your can can ask local community groups and businesses if they would like to help with the hunt in return for free advertising and exposure to the community.
If your area already has one, there is no reason why you can not help if you wish either by being there to assist or with financial assistance of your own.
In any Easter egg hunts, you want things to be fair for children of all ages. It is not really about winning anything, but it is about finding an egg or two or ten for most kids.
You can mix things up with different areas for different age groups. As you can imagine, it can be easy for a baby of three to be run over by the ten year olds. You can also allow the younger age group to go first and then allow the older children to go afterward.