So I thought I'd throw a couple fun ideas for Easter egg hunts at you. Ready?
The classic ones are fun, but how about switching things up a bit by doing something like creating a map that leads to the eggs? Make it into a "real" map with all the appropriate markings on it, complete with "X"s, dashes, and an old look to the map. Try and get as accurate as you can with the layout, of course. I've found that it's best to hide the eggs next to landmarks to make it a little easier to find them; otherwise, you'll end up having to dig holes in the ground!
Another neat idea - I think - is to draw pictures of the places associated with the location of the eggs. For instance, if you hide the egg in a tree, just draw a picture of a branch...or you could even draw a seed! Make them think a little.
The third and final idea - and maybe the most ridiculous - for this installment involves buying dozens and dozens of eggs and having the day eventually end up in a giant egg fight. Sure, that sounds a little crazy, and when my sister suggested it to me, that's exactly what I thought. But it can be a lot of fun, and it's not dangerous as long as you set some ground rules. (Remember, the egg shells are hard, and you never know when a small piece could get into someone's eye!) Hide the eggs all over the yard, separate the kids into teams, and let them go. When they're done, split them up and begin the insanity. The rules we had were no face shots and nobody was allowed to throw really hard. If you have kids who will follow the rules, let me tell you, it can be a fun, crazy time.