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How to Plan a Fun and Fair Easter Egg Hunt

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

I come from a highly competitive family. You don’t even know. There are seven of us kids, and the older four of us have been known to go to great lengths to win whatever game or contest we’re involved in. With our competitive spirit, you can only imagine how things like Easter egg hunts have gone down in the past.

Last year, I was put in charge of our family Easter egg hunt and the goal was to find a way to make it more fun and fair, especially for the little ones. And so for the first time ever, only people who were aged 13 and younger were allowed to participate.

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

It worked out really well that we had six kids participating and that all of the packages of plastic eggs that I found had six different colors. Each kid was given a bag (everyone got the same bag so no tears would be shed that someone got a better bag than someone else) and each kid was assigned their own color egg to hunt for. For instance, the person assigned the color blue was only allowed to pick up and put a blue egg in their bag. The person with purple, purple eggs, and so forth.

Each kid had the same number of eggs to find, but by doing the hunt this way, we were able to hide the eggs for the bigger kids in harder to find spots and the eggs for the little kids in easier to find spots. Also, if a big kid finds an egg that is meant for a little kid, they were really happy to help the little one ‘discover’ their egg and put it in their bag.

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