What you’ll need
- Chocolate Easter eggs. Go for a variety – from small mini eggs to larger (more visible) foil wrapped eggs.
- You could also buy plastic eggs which open up and you can pop a few little treats inside.
- A few bowls, baskets or pots to collect the eggs in
- Card, sellotape and paints
- Craft materials
- A pen and some paper
Create a base and ask each child to return to it once they have collected 5 eggs. They should stay there until all the children have returned before setting out again. That way you can ensure they all get the same amount of eggs.
If you have a large group of children, pair the younger ones up with the older ones. Small children can be overwhelmed by older kids so it works better if they can work in teams.
Rules on chocolate consumption are essential (unless you want a garden/house full of hyper children!) so make sure they have a clear understanding of how much they can eat. A few eggs once the hunt has finished is perfectly acceptable and the rest can be taken home for them to eat over the Easter holidays.
Overall, an Easter egg hunt should be fun and enjoyable for everyone so set rules you know will work according to the ages and needs of the children involved. Just simple things like sharing, taking turns and being patient can make all the difference to how things run.