Easter Egg hunts are great fun for kids and adults too. It is a chance to enjoy some family time and an activity that combines the thrill of finding something with fun rewards. So, why not figure out how to organise an Easter egg hunt.
Get some friends together and follow these simple steps on how to organise your very own fun Easter Egg Hunt for kids, friends and family.
How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt
1. Get Some Eggs for Hunting
You can get plastic toy eggs from toy shops. You may even be able to find some at neighbourhood shops.
2. Decorate the Eggs
Get your kids involved in painting the eggs. Make it as multi-coloured as possible. Poster paints seem to work best with the plastic eggs and they will love painting away at the eggs.
3. Ready the Playing Field
Choose a playing area. Parks are great places to have an egg hunt. It could be your neighbourhood park or one of the larger green spaces around Singapore. Some of our favourites include the Singapore Botanic Gardens, West Coast Park, Pasir Ris Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Determine the boundaries of the hunt and prep the playing field by hiding the eggs. Make the hiding spots as simple or challenging as you like, depending on the ages of the children playing.
4. Off You Go
Assemble the children together. Each child should get a small basket to gather the eggs. If you don’t have a basket, a plastic party bag will do fine. On your mark, get set and off they go a-hunting!
5. Reward the Hunters
Eggs collected can then be exchanged for prizes. It being Easter, what better reward than to exchange the plastic eggs collected for chocolate ones!
Easter Egg Hunt Rules and Variations
Other than plain vanilla egg-hunting, to add some excitement, especially for older children, here some simple variations you can play.
Variation 1: Egg Timer
Set a time-limit for children to find as many eggs as possible. The child that collects the highest number of eggs within the fixed time wins a prize.
Variation 2: Spots and Stripes
Decorate your eggs differently. Make some of the eggs spotty and others stripey. Now set out different combinations that the children must find, for example, 3 spotty eggs and 2 stripey ones. Every child that find the right combination of eggs wins a prize.
Variation 3 – It All Eggs Up
Use a sticker to mark each egg with a number from 1 to 5. Divide the children into two teams. Each team has 2 minutes to collect as many eggs as possible. Once the two minutes are up, each team sums up the numbers on their eggs. The team with the highest score wins.
Have an Egg-citing Easter!