My favorite part of Easter has always been the egg hunt. I grew up battling it out with my sister to no avail. There was a serious competition. Well, at least, I THOUGHT there was a competition. Out of all the years we hunted eggs, I won only once. And I completely cheated. I would follow my big sister around the house and watch her find the egg. I would then push her out of the way and run to snag the egg. And I still lost. It's as if my sister trained all year to win. When in reality, I was the smack talker and cheater and egg hunting just simply came naturally to her. I'm not a hugely competitive person, but I was ready to stop at nothing to see more eggs in my basket then her. Can you tell I'm still wanting to win?
Ok, lesson I learned. Cheating doesn't work, so it's really not worth the karma. I love the idea though of carrying on the tradition of a fun egg hunt for my children. Now as a parent, I truly relish in seeing my kids joy as they find an egg. Even more fun now is seeing them help each other find eggs and show each other their prizes as the break open each plastic egg. It's like one great big "show and tell". I can learn a thing or two about compassion from my children!
Instead of dying chicken eggs (which, by the way, why does a bunny bring chicken eggs??), we buy extra large plastic eggs and fill with fun prizes. Thank you dollar store and fill it with no sugar and fun toys. If you are looking to mix it up this year and hold an ultimate Easter egg hunt, look no further. I've compiled an awesome list of fun and different egg hunts for the young toddler that includes toy cars theme, to a Minecraft themed hunt for older kids, to teens can do a glow in the dark hunt at night!
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