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Patch Picks: Five Unique Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, these ideas will bring a new fun element to your annual Hunt.

The weather forecast indicates rain showers for Lake Saint Louis this Easter Sunday, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy your annual Easter Egg Hunt.

This week, Lake Saint Louis Patch brings you unique ideas to make your hunt more fun, whether indoors or out.

Patch Picks: Five Unique Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

  • Color coded eggs - To avoid the traditional stampede of children bum rushing all the eggs at once (where you know there will be one crying child with no eggs at the end), color code the eggs so each child only looks for their color.
  • Treasure Map Hunt - Make two, one for your backyard and one for you house, in case of rain. Keep them simple but fun and let the kids use the map to find the eggs.
  • Reverse Hunt - Let the kids make the eggs and hide them, then the parents have to find them. This is a fun way to let the kids make the rules and watch in glee as their parents try to not break them.
  • Use a different place - If you like the idea of children running around in pure happiness in a feverish search for eggs, but it's raining and you don't want to use your house (something might get broken!), try finding a different environment that's clean, safe and spacious, like your local community center
  • If weather permits, find a way to leave traces of the Easter Bunny, like footprints using a garden tool. The kids will love it and will be so much more excited.
Sarah Berge April 24, 2011 at 05:00 AM
I have always left cotton balls around the house and my daughter thinks the Easter Bunny is shedding. I am a bit of a neat freak, so she really gets a kick out of him leaving me a mess!! (=
Tamara Duncan April 26, 2011 at 05:51 PM
Thanks, Sarah! That's adorable!
Michelle Blodget April 30, 2011 at 04:23 AM
Sarah, what a great idea!

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