Easter is almost here, and you know what that means—an Easter Egg Hunt! Whether you’re hosting one for your family or for your community, an Easter Egg Hunt is always a great time. However, it can be difficult to plan one, especially if this is your first Easter Egg Hunt. To help, we’ve created this quick, step-by-step guide on how to plan your Easter Egg Hunt, with real eggs, too!
Step 1: Decorate, decorate, decorate
It isn’t an Easter Egg Hunt without proper decoration. Before you start planning the hunt, it’s important that you start decorating your home and yard for the event. This way, you’ll be able to create new nooks and crannies for you to hide your eggs! Not sure where to start? Here are some great decoration ideas for Easter.
Step 2: Prep the Easter Eggs
Plastic eggs just don’t have the same feel as real eggs. Plus, finding a real egg is so much more rewarding than finding a plastic one. Start collecting the eggs from your backyard hens about a week or two before the hunt. Then, boil them, dye them, and place them in some Easter-themed baskets until the day of the hunt. You can try making these beautiful marble Easter eggs to really wow your guests!
Step 3: Hide the Eggs
On the day of the hunt, have some of the older guests help you hide the eggs. Make sure that you hide eggs in places that are accessible to both little kids and big kids. Keep some of the eggs close to the ground for the little kids, and then try to hide some in more complicated spots for the big kids.
Pro Tip: The Easter Egg Hunt doesn’t have to last until the last egg has been found. Instead, you can put it on a timer and make note of where each egg is so you can collect those that weren’t found.
Step 4: Let the Guests Keep Their Eggs
The joys of having backyard chickens means that you can share your eggs with all your friends and families! Tell the guests that all the eggs they’ve found they get to keep. This may motivate them even more knowing how delicious fresh eggs are!
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