Ok, now don’t judge, but the original inspiration for this idea came from a ski trip I took with some college friends (a year or two after graduation) over Easter weekend. Two of our friends arranged an ‘adult’ easter egg hunt with jello (of the adult variety) in each Easter egg. Well we were all like big kids because of course we each had certain colors (and flavors) we wanted to find!
Now, translate this to a kids Egg hunt and here are some ideas:
- You can fill each egg with a different motor skill you want the kid to do and you could have numbers on the egg for number of reps or that could be included on the paper with the skill. I would also add in fun ones such as ‘play a game on the wii’ where they are still working but think they are playing!
- You can put pictures of different skills or games in the eggs so the kiddo has to go find the object/game or perform the skill.
- You can put different sensory materials in each egg and the kiddo can explore the textures.
- If you put finger paint in each one they could use the paint to add to their picture (of course you would have to wipe their hands off after each egg)
- Make it into a treasure hunt for direction following. Each egg gives a clue as to where the next egg is hidden. For instance they could have to hop down the hallway to find the blue egg and then that egg would give the next set of directions. The final egg could lead them to something fun!
- Fill them with beans or rice or sand and have the kids have to shake them to guess what is inside, and to make music!
- Ask the kiddo to find a certain number of each color so they get to work on color recognition and numbers.
- You can also mix and match the colors and then when the kids come back they have to put the correct colors together as a group or individual.
- And, the best part is that opening the eggs works on fine motor skills!
What other ways have you found to use an Easter egg hunt?
PS- Try the adult egg hunt too, its lots of fun!