How many ways have your tried to hide and hunt Easter eggs?
When I was a child (over 45 years ago), we would dye hard boiled eggs; and then our parents would hide them outside around the perimeter of the house, while our eyes were closed. And then they would come back inside and tell us the boundaries, such as where not to look and then sent us out the door with a basket to collect them.
We would find them on the window sills, under the bushes, among the rose thorns, on the water faucets, near the bottom of the gutters, on the porch, in a potted plant, in the bird feeder or bird bath, along the fence, on a branch of the dogwood tree, among the crocuses or daffodils. Just about any place where it couldn’t be directly seen. Though we did find some in holes in the ground.
And every so often, we would find one or two rotten eggs a few months later. They had been in a really good hiding place.
Now a days, people use plastic eggs. Sometimes they fill them with coins or candy, while others leave them empty and have them exchange them at the end for a goody bag.
Places to hide indoors might include: in couch cushions, behind furniture, near the piano keys, in a plant, on the steps, on the mantel, in a shoe, to name a few.
The best fun is to hunt eggs at night with a flashlight – as described in this pin. With this game, you could just toss the eggs in the air and then see where they landed. Or designate a few extra hiding places for the golden eggs – the prize eggs. Maybe these would be hid in the bottom of a drain pipe, or between the spokes of a bicycle that wasn’t put away properly, or in the crevice of a tree trunk.
Easter egg hunts don’t have to be just at Easter time. You can have them in the snow or on a beach or at the bottom of a swimming pool (with weighted eggs). Be creative and have some wonderful family fun.