Creating and helping to make an ‘egg’cellent Easter Egg Hunt is one Easter basket away from reality! Talk to your church or local women’s group or charity. Many run their own ‘egg’stravagant egg hunts and you can offer to volunteer your time to help them get it set up for success. Whether it’s at home in your backyard with neighbors and kids, or with your whole congregation of Sunday School children… FIVE Fabulous Suggestions to Make the Most out of your Easter Egg Hunting this year.
- Make it Simple: Buy the complete kit! There are complete Egg Hunting Kits out there with all you need for a backyard event, or most stores have plastic eggs prefilled with candy! I love buying German Kinder Surpise Eggs at Easter, but it has become a grown up Easter Egg Hunt to find them in the US! You have to find import stores or order online (remember to order early!).
- Maximize your Volunteers: Remember to use VolunteerSpot's free online sign up sheets to ask for helpers and egg donations! The more helpers and families bringing eggs, the less chaos. Fun is the name of the game, so don’t get egg all over your face!
- Send Everyone Home Happy: Everyone wants a basket full of eggs after an Easter Egg hunt. The best way to even out the loot and lessen the tears is to divide your area into giant roped off squares. Confine the youngest hunters to one area with eggs scattered easy to find. Then gradually move up in age ranges in different squares, making the older gatherers work harder to hunt their eggs.
- Use your phone!: Android app Easter Egg Hunt—Anytime is Egg Hunting time! At the Doctor’s office, while waiting for a restaurant meal, or on the long drive to Grandma’s for Easter Dinner.
- Divide and Conquer: Let families know in advance that each child will be going home with the same amount as they came with. If each family donates a dozen filled eggs per child at the beginning of the hunt then divide them up at the end and everyone goes home with the same number of eggs(although different than they brought).
One last tip. Take lots of pictures! Easter Egg Hunts are perfect for documenting your group’s event and the children involved. Get a friend to sign up specifically to take photos of the big day!
Hop to it!
VolunteerSpot’s free online sign up sheets are great for organizing your eggstravaganza - hassle free! Invite your posse of friends, family, and volunteers to sign up to bring eggs, hide eggs, and provide brunch items and entertainment – see sample sign up sheet below.