Our Easter celebrations are not complete without an Easter Egg Hunt. Sometimes we go on big hunts with lots of kids, but we also don’t mind if there are only three kids searching for Easter Eggs around the house. The little ones always look forward to decorating the eggs and getting surprise goodies during the hunt. Adults on the other hand are content with watching expressions of joy and excitement in the children’s faces. We start by decorating the eggs, then proceed to the hunt proper, and enjoy the yummy treats afterwards.
There are now plenty of techniques for decorating eggs available online. I found some ideas on how to decorate Easter Eggs from Reader’s Digest. But we chose to do it the old fashioned way and let the kids express their creativity with paint brushes and food dye. Aside from hard boiled chicken eggs, we also had a box of Whopper Robin Eggs that you can decorate yourself. These are malted milk chocolate balls coated with a white shell frosting. It also comes with 3 food safe colored markers for decorating the eggs.
Another treat that you can use is the Kinder Joy Chocolate Egg Surprise. These are plastic eggs with milk chocolate on one side and a toy on the other. Most kids love chocolate and toys which makes it a coveted treat in the hunt. The toy and the chocolate is separated by foil covering so there is no need to worry about any mix up.
To make the activity more exciting we also hid plastic eggs with treats in our hunt site. Some of the plastic eggs already have treats inside so we just had to fill the empty ones with Easter Chocolates that we bought. Stores like Candyliscious and Hershey’s Chocolate World are great places to shop for occasions like these. One can get a sugar rush just by looking at the yummy treats displayed on their shelves. If you have extra time and energy, you can make the treat more special by creating your own chocolate Easter Eggs.
Armed with eco bags and the determination to win, the kids breezed through our hunt. It lasted for about 15 minutes but we are hoping that the memory of these egg hunts will last a lifetime.