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to Have a Great Egg Hunt
Play it Safe -- Don't
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Play it safe
Hide plastic eggs rather than hard boiled.
Be ready for bad weather, locate an indoor location
use if needed.
If younger kids, (3 and under) will be playing,
careful of small toys and jelly beans. These items can easily choke a
Have at least one person that is trained in
and a first-aid kit. (Many American Red Cross chapters offer a one day
course in first aid)
Set-up well marked boundaries
Have adults scattered about the grounds to
Moisten paper towels in water, fold and place in
Great to carry around for quick clean-ups. Such as
chocolate covered faces.
Be sure all candy eggs are well wrapped, you may
to place in zip-lock sandwich bags
Hide appropriate to age groups
Figure how many eggs and how much candy you think
need an multiply by 2.5
If you have a mixed group of kids, stager the
of the hunt
Have spare baskets, for kids who may have forgotten
Younger kids & kids that need assistance
Keep a stash of candy and eggs, for any kids who
have had problems. After all you don't want any to feel left out
If the hunt is for a non-profit group, check with
fast food stores for donations of prises. Many times they will donate,
either toys from their kids meals or coupons for food/drink for prizes.
Have the video camera and a regular camera loaded
Special treats for kids you may not be able to
Special needs of some children.
The following games can be played indoors or
Have a race
A Duck Pond
Spoon Walk - An oldie but goodie
Younger kids hold a tablespoon with a plastic
kids carry it in their mouth or have an obstacle course.
Animal run The kid must move like an animal
frogs - squat and hop
ducks - squat and waddle
rabbits - squat and hop
kangaroos - stand and hop
turtles - craw on all fours
use your imagination
Put The Egg in The Basket
Fill a child's wading pool with water
Using a permanent marker write different numbers
bottom of a dozen or so plastic ducks that float.
Place ducks in water
Give the child a fishing net
Let each child catch a duck
The number on the bottom of the duck, tells them
prise they have won.
Draw a large basket on a piece of bulletin board
Draw and cut eggs from construction paper
Have each child write his/her name on an egg
Place a piece of double stick tape on back of egg
Blind fold child, and have him stick the egg in
of some other tips or activities?
Have little sheets of paper either draw pictures
the names of different animals
Make three or four of each animal (depending on
Fold the pieces of paper
Each child draws a one. They can't say a word,
When you give the word, the kids are only
allowed to make
the sound of the animal, or move like the animal.
The first group of animals to find each other