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Mar 12 / Easter Egg Hunter

Create cute Easter Egg Lamb Basket

Create Your Easter Egg Basket

At Easter time we love making some crafts. It’s a fun activity and our kids are always up for it. Last year me made this cute Easter Egg Lamb basket. It was fun to make it and kids did like the actual result – basket of course! As we are planning to make another few of these this Easter I decided to share all the steps of how we do it with the readers of this blog. And don’t get scared, its so easy to do.
What you will need: a small bucket or other empty container, cotton balls, glue, a plastic egg, 2 wiggly eyes, some color paper, craft foam and scissors.
These are the steps:

  1. To imitate lamb’s body, start gluing the cotton balls all around the container to make a first row, then glue more cotton balls in between each the ball until you reach the top of the container, just leave a bit of space for the head to be attached.
  2. Stick the wiggly eyes on the plastic egg.
  3. Cut two long triangles from the color paper and stick them to the topside of the egg to make them look like lamb ears.
  4. Cut a small triangle and glue it to the lower part of the egg to make it look like a lamb nose,
  5. Glue the egg to the top of the container. It will be a lamb’s head. Add more cotton balls around the head.
  6. If the container doesn’t have the handle cut a stripe from a craft foam sheet and glue the ends to the container. The only thing that it might not be strong enough to carry around.

Once we finished creating the basket we filled it up with decorated Easter Eggs. But you can be more creative, add chocolate Easter eggs to it and other treats for youngsters. Your kids will just love it!

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

If you liked this post you might also be interested in other Ellen’s posts: Easter Egg Hunt Clues and Beach Easter egg hunt. Enjoy!

Feb 1 / Easter Egg Hunter

Easter Egg Games That We Play

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Springtime brings me a lot of positive moods. With the days getting longer and brighter and the trees starting to blossom I know that Easter is just round the corner. Who else, if not kids, are looking forward the most to the spring festival. Chocolate eggs will always bring a smile on their faces, but what about doing some fun activities as well? At friends and family gatherings games is a good option to keep everybody amused. These would be the most popular Easter games we play in our house.

Pin the tail on the Easter Bunny

You will need:
Printable Easter Bunny picture, cotton wool, sticky tape or blue tac and a blindfold.

How to play:
Let the child have a look at the picture, put a blindfold on the eyes, spin twice and let him/her stick a bunny tail (cotton wool). You can mark the spot with child’s name and let the other child to have his turn. The one, who attached the tail closest to the correct spot, wins the task.

Easter Egg and spoon race

You will need:
Hard-boiled egg, some spoons, basket or the box.

How to play:
You can divide children into groups or it can be an individual task. Line the children at the start line. The task is to place the egg on the spoon and carry the distance without dropping the egg and place it in the basket. There might be some obstacles which you need to go round or instead of walking kids can bounce on one leg to complicate the task. The team or individual who broke the least eggs win, if there is a draw, then the quickest wins.

Walk the Easter Egg

You will need:
Hard-boiled egg and spoons.

How to play:
Line the children or make a circle. The child who is at the end of the line starts a game or just pick any child to start. Then place an egg on a spoon and the child has to pass the spoon to the person next to him without dropping the egg. The one that drops the egg leaves the line or the circle.

Easter Bunny says

How to play:
That’s an Easter version of the well-known game “Simon Says”. Just instead of “Simon says” you say “Easter Bunny says” and you add the action phrase what you want the children to do. Example: “Easter Bunny says: clap your hands”, “Easter Bunny says: stamp your feet”. If you don’t say the phrase: “Easter Bunny says”, then nobody supposed to do the action. Example: “turn around” or “touch you nose”. If someone does the action has to leave the game. The child who stays the last one wins the game.

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Easter Egg rolling

You will need:
Hard-boiled egg (as many as there are players), big spoons

How to play:
Mark the start and the finish. All children roll the eggs with a help of the spoon. The eggs cannot be touched with hands. The winner is the one that cross the finish line first. You can complicate it by adding some obstacles with a player has to go around.

Easter Egg rolling battle

You will need:
Sheet of cardboard paper, hard-boiled eggs, few books, small stickers

How to play:
I have learned this game while being on holidays and since then we play it each Easter. Divide the eggs between the players. The eggs need to be decorated with stickers to make them all different looking. Stack few books and prop one end of cardboard sheet to produce a downward incline. The first player let one of his eggs down the slope. When the egg stops the next contestant rolls his egg aiming to reach the other’s egg and tap it. If the egg hits the other egg, the player takes both eggs. If not, just leave both eggs lying on the ground and another player aims for any of these eggs. If your egg is lying intact after everybody took his or her turn you take your egg from the ground and roll again. If other players win all your eggs you leave the game. The winner is the one who won the most eggs.

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

If you liked this post you might also be interested in other Ellen’s posts: Easter Egg Hunt Clues and Beach Easter egg hunt. Enjoy!

Mar 6 / Easter Egg Hunter

Need Ideas for Easter Egg Hunts?

Easter Egg Hunt

Soon spring will be in full swing: the snow will melt, the sun will be warm again, and the birds will be chirping outside your window. That means Easter is right around the corner, a time for getting together with our families, sharing stories, and the joy of Easter Egg Hunts. A great tradition for children, there are plenty of ideas and twists to the yearly hunt that can be found.

Are you looking for some great ideas? Earlier in this blog I wrote about doing Easter egg hunt on the beach and creating a fun map with all the eggs marked on it. We have even created a puzzle from the map with all the hidden eggs on it so our kids can put the map together themselves. Need more games? In another post I have listed great bunch of games you can explore together with your children and have great fun. We always love these in our home during the Easter times!

I’m sure you got some ideas! Let me know if any of them helped.

Easter Bunny with Easter Eggs
 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

Mar 19 / Easter Egg Hunter

Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is almost here again, and with it comes the obligatory Easter Egg Hunt festivities. Usually we hide the eggs in the yard, as we’ve been fortunate enough to have had quite a large piece of property all these years. But it seems as if all the hiding spots have been taken – we’re talking eight years of hunts! So this year, we’re going to have a “Beach Easter Egg Hunt”. My husband and I think this will be a blast for the kids, and here’s how we’re going to do it:

First of all, we’re both going to get up really early in the morning and hide the eggs. Thankfully, my husband’s cousin owns a piece of beach property that’s private enough to do this. What we’re going to do is create a treasure-map-like scene for the kids. We’ll rake the entire area so it’s smooth, and we’ll put “X”s all over the place. Some will have eggs, some will not. The trick is to not walk around too much, so as to not scuff out the REAKL “x”s. No eggs will be hidden without an “X”.

We’re also going to set up a few markers using sticks to designate possible treasure areas. So the scene on this lot of sand is going to be riddled with marks and sticks, making it look like a glorious Funland for the kids.

Thank goodness we enjoy this as much as they do! We’re also going to have hidden maps in the area, just in case they miss a few of the eggs. Besides, we can’t be leaving eggs all over the beach for someone else to pick up!

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

If you liked this post you might also be interested in other Ellen’s posts: Easter games that we play and Easter Egg Hunt Games. Enjoy!

Jun 30 / Easter Egg Hunter

Easter Egg Hunt Clues

Want to be the coolest parent on the block next Easter?  Oh…you already are.  In that case, skip to my article on “How to Maintain Coolness on Your Block When You’re Already the Coolest.”  For those of you who could use a few points around town, this article may be for you.

Easter egg hunts can be incredibly boring for parents.  Why?  Because it’s the same old hiding of eggs that we do for our kids every year.  And that’s fine – great, even – because our kids have a fun time.  But as long as we’re in charge, why shouldn’t we as parents have a little fun with it at the same time?

One thing that’s a blast to do is to throw in a few horribly rotten eggs for the kids to find.  It’s fun to hear them say “eww!” or to hear them laugh when they find them.  Another fun thing to do is to find small, egg-shaped water balloons.  When the kids find one, they get to throw it at YOU (not hard).  Or the best one – in my opinion – is to hide a few real eggs, and after you’re done, have an egg toss.  We’ve all been part of egg tosses, right?  Right.

Maybe you can come up with better ideas than I can.  In fact, I’d like that, since I already used these ideas last Easter.  I guess there are endless things we can do for our kids and ourselves to make Easter egg hunts more fun, and why not?

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

If you liked this post you might also be interested in other Ellen’s posts: Easter games that we play and Create your own Easter egg basket. Enjoy!

Jun 30 / Easter Egg Hunter

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

So I thought I’d throw a couple fun ideas for Easter egg hunts at you.  Ready?

The classic ones are fun, but how about switching things up a bit by doing something like creating a map that leads to the eggs?  Make it into a “real” map with all the appropriate markings on it, complete with “X”s, dashes, and an old look to the map.  Try and get as accurate as you can with the layout, of course.  I’ve found that it’s best to hide the eggs next to landmarks to make it a little easier to find them; otherwise, you’ll end up having to dig holes in the ground!

Another neat idea – I think – is to draw pictures of the places associated with the location of the eggs.  For instance, if you hide the egg in a tree, just draw a picture of a branch…or you could even draw a seed!  Make them think a little.

The third and final idea – and maybe the most ridiculous – for this installment involves buying dozens and dozens of eggs and having the day eventually end up in a giant egg fight.  Sure, that sounds a little crazy, and when my sister suggested it to me, that’s exactly what I thought.  But it can be a lot of fun, and it’s not dangerous as long as you set some ground rules.  (Remember, the egg shells are hard, and you never know when a small piece could get into someone’s eye!)  Hide the eggs all over the yard, separate the kids into teams, and let them go.  When they’re done, split them up and begin the insanity.  The rules we had were no face shots and nobody was allowed to throw really hard.  If you have kids who will follow the rules, let me tell you, it can be a fun, crazy time.

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.

If you liked this post you might also be interested in other Ellen’s posts: Easter games that we play and Beach Easter egg hunt. Enjoy!

Jun 30 / Easter Egg Hunter

Easter Egg Hunt Games

O.K. guys, I really like this one, and I highly recommend doing it.

This idea first came as a suggestion to my from my brother-in-law.  This year for your Easter egg hunt, do something completely different.  Create a map.  Not enough?  Sure, maybe that alone isn’t the most original idea in the world.  But how about creating a map out of a blank jigsaw puzzle, having the kids search for the puzzle pieces, and then following said map to the final, ultimate prize?

We first did this last year at home, and it was a major success.  I’d say we had about 18 puzzle pieces for approximately six kids to find…so the math CAN work evenly.  I’ll tell you what: those kids had so much fun thinking about the eventual full map that they forgot how competitive they like to be.  It was fantastic.  Usually – as many parents know – when there’s at least one boy and one girl around the same age, the competition is ridiculous.  The boy simply needs to win or he’s going to be upset.  At least that’s how it is around our house!

Anyway, try this out sometime.  You certainly don’t need to purchase a blank puzzle or anything, although that is probably the “coolest” way, according to kids.  Just use a huge piece of sturdy construction paper and be creative with the shapes.  They’ll get it.

In my opinion, kids will remember things like this, and they’ll remember them forever.  They’ll look back on games like this and thank you for taking the time when they’re older.

 

This post is written by Ellen, who likes writing, spending quality time with her family and and creates printable scavenger hunts in her spare time.