Although it’s hard to believe Spring has sprung in some areas of the country, Easter is almost upon us! It is time to prepare your yard for the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt! Here are some ideas to get you started on securing your backyard for an Easter Egg Hunt that everyone will enjoy.
Prep the backyard. It is important to make sure your yard is safe for the kids. After all, they will be running around while gathering eggs, paying little attention to much else. Thoroughly rake the yard. Then, remove branches, leaves, and any other debris that can hamper the children’s efforts. Trim any trees or shrubs that are overgrown and remove those branches as well. Next, take some time to examine the ground. Winter weather could have made the lawn uneven. Cut away raised areas with a shovel and use this dirt to fill in any low areas. On the day of the hunt, block off the driveway as a further measure of safety.
Safeguard the pool. If your pool safety cover is off, make sure you have your pool fence in place—and locked—so that children and pets won’t be tempted to take a closer look.
Purchase your eggs. Plastic eggs are your best bet for outdoor use. Save the dyed hard-boiled eggs for any indoor activities, so animals don’t get to them. You can buy pre-filled eggs or get empty eggs and fill them yourself with holiday treats! Purchase a larger egg in a different color—perhaps gold or silver—for a special reward. If you have a large group of children, you may want to buy several of these. Fill your eggs with candy as well as non-food items such as coins, erasers, and similar trinkets.
Hide the eggs. Place your filled eggs throughout the yard. Depending on the age range, find some challenging places to hide the eggs. Make sure you count the eggs before you hide them to ensure all eggs are found.
Make some bunny tracks. Now that the backyard is ready, make some Easter bunny tracks in the yard that will point the kids in the direction of the eggs you have hidden.
Equip the children. Have some Easter baskets or buckets at the ready so the children have something to place their eggs in. You can purchase supplies to have them decorate their own a few days before the hunt.
Have a backup plan. If the forecast calls for inclement weather on the day of your hunt, you will want to move the festivities indoors. Make sure the house is clean and you have plenty of places to hide the eggs.
Don’t forget to have a camera on hand to take plenty of pictures. If your hunt is for younger kids, perhaps you can enlist a neighbor to dress up like the Easter Bunny to “supervise” your egg hunt! An Easter Egg hunt is an awesome way to bring family and friends of all ages together. Happy Easter!upon us! It is time to prepare your yard for the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt! Here are some ideas to get you started on securing your backyard for an Easter Egg Hunt that everyone will enjoy.