Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger Robin Slawnyk - Crunchy Goddess.
Revamp your Easter Egg Hunt
I may be totally tired of sugar-y treat filled holidays, and maybe you are, too. So, I'd like to share what I've got up my sleeve when I get my Easter Bunny on this year.
Get ready for some fun!
Before I get started, let's talk numbers. The average family of four spends roughly $20-$40 per person on Easter! Usually, those benjamins are spent on several small items ranging around $1-$3 per piece. Chances are, that after Easter - those little candies are eaten and the little trinket toys are quickly lost, broken or tossed aside. To me, it just feels like that money would be better spent on something worth the value of what you are forking out.
So, what's Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt?
Here are the coolest ways to plan your indoor or outdoor hunt!
Easter Egg "Clue" Game
Buy one "big/real" gift, and put either picture or word clues inside the eggs and have your child(ren) guess what the gift is.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Alternatively, you could put clues inside the eggs,
sending them on a scavenger hunt to find the treasure.
This is especially fun when you have two or more kids, because they can collaborate and plan this big adventure together.
Put assorted puzzle pieces inside the eggs and after they are all found, come together and put the puzzle together! It will be especially fun if you do a personalized photo puzzle from Shutterfly or spend the time guessing what the final picture will be.
High Roller Eggs
Put the money that you would otherwise be spending on trinkets, stuffed toys and candy - and put it inside the eggs instead. Use $1 bills and assorted coins. Once the eggs are found, the kids can count their earnings and go on a shopping adventure to choose their own Easter treasure! Kids love to shop!
The cheesy Mom in me absolutely loves this one. I like to assign a color to each of my 4 kiddos and have some positive affirmations in them telling them how awesome, smart, talented, funny and sweet they are! Use descriptive sentences like "You are a fantastic dancer" or "You are so good at Math". Often, our kids don't hear this enough and it would be a nice surprise for them to collect all of that love right along with the Easter Eggs.
Art Project Eggs
Put different stickers, embellishments (feathers, charms, beads, beans, mosaic tile stickers, etc) and art supplies in the various eggs and challenge your kids to create a masterpiece with their findings!
Green Thumb Eggs
Put assorted vegetable and herb seeds in the eggs, as well as some potting soil in others. Let the kids compile the soil into a pot and plant the seeds!
What ideas are you going to try,
or do you have any others to share?
We look forward to hearing about all of your Easter adventures!
Robin is a busy Wife and Mom of 4 and owner of Crunchy Goddess. She considers herself a stay-at-home Mom even though she is a Photographer and Holistic Practitioner working in her community. Robin homeschools her children and leads a very natural and organic lifestyle. You might consider her the "crunchy" one of the group, as her focus will be on the natural products and services available to us and like-minded families.