Easter weekend is fast approaching! So it’s important to begin your preparation now, particularly for the classic Easter egg hunt for the kids. It’s easy to get sloppy with hiding places, especially once they get older.
But I have trawled the internet on your behalf to provide you with new and exciting indoor hiding places. (Plus, hiding places that are not such a great idea!)
My first tip is to make a note of where you have hidden them. The last thing you want is to find a melted Easter egg in someone’s pillowcase in a few days’ time.
Once you have hidden eggs in shoes, beneath couches, flower vases and in toy boxes, you may have run out of ideas. So here are a few:
Five creative hiding places
?? Use duct tape to secure Easter eggs beneath chairs.
?? In the egg carton in the fridge.
?? Remove a lightbulb in a lamp and replace it with an Easter egg. ?
?? Inside the pocket of someone’s clothes (stealth-mode needs to be implemented.)
?? Inside toilet paper rolls. (Make sure your Easter eggs are well wrapped first!)
My second helpful tip is to name each Easter egg with the names of the children hunting for them. ie Timmy only gets to keep the eggs that are named ‘Timmy’. This way, nine-year-old Timmy doesn’t get all the eggs, before 5-year-old Sally finds any.
It also makes hiding places age-appropriate. ie: Sally’s hiding places are lower down, and Timmy’s are a bit harder to find.
Four not so great hiding places
?? Attached to a pet’s collar- I feel this is a tad risky. Since dogs in particular can get very sick from eating chocolate. ?
?? Atop a ceiling fan blade – I found this suggestion online, and I have to say this sounds like the perfect way to end up in A&E for the weekend.
?? Inside the exhaust pipe of your car – I feel like, firstly, this could very easily roll away out of reach. Secondly, I think little hands should be kept away from exhaust pipes…
?? In a real bird’s nest – I have seen this suggestion across a few sites, but I really don’t think chocolate would be welcome in a bird’s nest. Nests tend to be very difficult to reach too, and easily destroyed.
Plus – Magpies will likely steal it if your eggs are wrapped in shiny foil!
My third sweet suggestion – if you have enough time and fewer eggs – make clues to find each one.
This year, Good Friday is April 14, and Easter Monday is April 17, 2017.
Have an amazing Easter weekend! ?