Here is a suggestion but it takes a year to come to fruition so you have to be patient. I had a flower garden that I put annuals in each year, so one year I took a bunch of plastic eggs and filled with money, prize notes, etc. No food and buried them in the fall in that garden. The next year the kids got Easter pails with little garden shovels and trowels and had to dig up the eggs. This got my ground all turned over and we had a muddy blast!
Hey I baby-sit and I'm always trying to come up with new treasure hunt clues for the kids. I need help! any ideas?
ex. The treasure is hidden where movies are watched and change is lost (the couch). Please post your ideas :) Thank you
Along with candy filled eggs, my daughter's boyfriend suggested "Grandma Eggs"- Eggs with Grandma's 'words of wisdom'- like- Eat your vegatables, Don't forget to brush and floss, etc. You can even personalize them by ASKING Grandma, pa or whoever for their own personal words of wisdom. I thought it was cute! Brendan also suggested little games inside the eggs-'Stand on one foot for 15 seconds', give one green egg away to the person who is having the next birthday, whistle row-row row your boat, etc. This boy has 9 siblings so they know how to MAKE fun inexpensively! A big loving family!
Happy Easter Everyone!
For a number of years we have laid out a trail of the initials of the child (or the first initial only) with a small chocolate egg as a reward at each finding.This can be done with colored cardboard cutouts or something bright as long as it attracts the children.
When all the children are present they are told to follow their own initial on the trail until they come to the final surprise. This does not need to be an extra long trail and can be played inside or outside.
Parents will get involved with very young children and the older children will race as quickly as possible to get their prize.
TRY a TREASURE HUNT instead. The end PRize being their Easter Baskets. If you hide eggs the first clue could be hidden inside one of those plastic eggs(maybe yu could decorate it with tube paints first so it is SPECIAL) The clue should be simple, Dr. Suess - like rhymes that cripiticly lead to the next clue. ( Example : on a treasure hunt where the clues are hidden : #1 in egg, #2 taped under kitchen table, #3 under childs pillow, #4 in refrigerator, #5 in bath tub// the clues would be :
(#1 - in egghunt egg)
Happy Happy Easter Day
This is clue # 1 , sending you on your Way
At this Treasure hunts end you will find
An Easter Basket made with you in mind.
Under the table where you eat your food
You will find clue Number Two
(#2, taped under kitchen table)
Go where sleepy Tommy lays his head at night
And find clue # 3 - You just might!
(#3 under childs pillow)
People ask this about the place of clue #4
Does the little light go off when you shut the door?
(clue #4 in the refrigerator)
In the place where you get your body all clean
There clue # 5 is waiting to be seen.
(#5 goes in bath tub) an so on, make it as easy or hard as their ages.
Great idea! We have been doing this in my family since I was a child -- with variations every year. For every egg we found, my mother read us part of a story she had written (usually about some kids looking for baskets) until, at the end of the last "chapter," (read when we found the last hidden egg) she would tell us where the children found their baskets, which was always where we could find ours. This also helped ensure no forgotten eggs were left rotting in the house. It was a combination of story time and egg hunt. I may not remember every toy I ever got for easter, but I still remember every story.
You can do an egg hunt in the dark and let them use flashlights. Also, I like to make a special egg for each child with their name on it and everyone is instructed not to pick up an egg if it does not have their name on it. Kids don't mind hunting eggs in the cold, so I would reccomend doing it outside. We did it inside once and the pictures are awful! Also, I like to put money, coins and dollars in the eggs.
We do this every year and we have 2 different age groups to contend with. For the older ones we use clues like I go round and round (clothes dryer) and Brrrrr I am cold (Freezer). They have to find the first egg which is very visible and inside it is the next clue and a small prize and on and on until they get to the big prize. For the little ones who cannot read we draw pictures of where to go next.
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