Easter has always been a special time for our family and each year our holiday traditions include a big meal, coloring Easter eggs, and last but not least the big Easter Egg Hunt. With 14 nieces and nephews we have learned to be creative when it comes to gift giving. Those 14 kids range in ages from 6 years old to 18 years old while he is too old to hunt Easter eggs, he is always there to lend a helping hand to the younger kids. So over the years we have learned to think outside the box when it comes time for Easter Egg Hunt items.
Fill Plastic Eggs with Change
We always hide plastic eggs filled with change, we started this tradition when our daughter Liz was about 1 year old, because we didn’t want her to have lots and lots of candy. So, if your kid (or kids) as the case may be now, you bring eggs filled with change, and the limit was$5 for each of your kids. Now that they are older we have upped it to $10, and it still works out nicely. Then at the end of the hunt we divide the money evenly because that is only fair.
Let’s not forget the candy!
Each family always brings a bag of candy per kid they have as well, and that is added to the big hunt. Because I am the smartest of the siblings, I only have to buy 1 bag, so I always pick up extra goodies for the kids to find as well. Some of my all time favorite items to bring include boxes of fresh strawberries, fun decorated foods like these Chocolate Easter eggs (which are my all time favorite) and hoola hoops!
Think outside the box
But a few years back probably 10 by now, we started adding in fun things along the way. We have hidden things like bubbles, “pinwheels”, movies, balls, toys, and so forth. Just make sure you buy one extra because one always gets broken and the fights are not worth it, I promise. Shop your local Dollar Tree to pick up fun items that the kids will enjoy and we of course always spend lots of time outside when the weather permits.
But if the weather doesn’t permit, we spend time indoors playing cards, as well as board games. While finishing up all of the leftovers from the big meal earlier in the day, and of course nibbling on some of the candy. Then, the next day we get up bright and early to head to Sunrise Services at the church and enjoy yummy homemade food for breakfast. After church, we all head home for a quick nap and then of course some more Easter fun by enjoying our friends and family.