Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

My girls were fortunate enough to have been invited to three Easter Egg Hunts this year! We went to one today at the yacht club that Gramby and Grandpa belong to, and a second one was at the same time at my grandmother's retirement home -- we were able to invite her to join us which made us feel like we got the best of both! The third egg hunt is tomorrow morning at our new neighbors' home across the street. They have a little boy, a little younger than our oldest daughter, and they have twins that are a little younger than our youngest! They are all very nice and invited us and the little boy next door over for an egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

This is one of the easiest ways to celebrate and entertain the kids during Easter weekend. There are egg hunts all over our town, but if you don't have any in your area, go to the dollar store and pick up a bag or two of plastic eggs and fill them with little wrapped candies or stickers or little plastic balls -- the possibilities are endless! If your child likes Legos -- buy a little package and split them up between the the eggs. It doesn't really matter what you put in the eggs -- the fun part is the hunt! Kids love to run around looking for hidden eggs. Hide some around the house, or if it's a nice day, hide some out in the yard and let the kids search around. My dad used to really get into the Easter Egg Hunt that they did at their house for the kids on Easter. One year it even involved maps and a buried treasure down at the beach at the end of their street (with adult supervision, of course!).

We forgot to bring baskets with us today, but the Women's Association at the yacht club came to our rescue -- they had a couple of crafts for the kids to do, including decorating pastel colored sand pails that the kids then used as baskets to collect their eggs.

The kids had a great time, and so did the adults watching them! From my family to yours -- Happy Easter!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Oh I just love that picture of you and the girls! A treasure map...yep that sounds like something your Dad would do! LOL

Just a small egg hunt at hone today, but I can't wait until next year, I'll be ready.