How To Organize An Easter Egg Hunt At School
What’s an Easter celebration without an Easter egg hunt? When hosting an Easter egg hunt at your school, you want to reign in the impending chaos while making sure the kids can celebrate the day with oodles of fun, excitement, and adventure.
Whether you’re thinking of a classroom egg hunt or a school-wide event, planning is key. And it doesn’t have to be too complicated. If you’re feeling unsure about where to begin, here’s a handy guide to organizing the perfect Easter egg hunt at school!
Pick a Date and Location for the Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is traditionally held on Easter Sunday. But when you’re hosting it at school, this is, of course, not an option. So, organize the egg hunt a day before or the day after the festivity.
Next, figure out where you want to host the hunt. For an indoor event, a classroom, a common room, or a gymnasium would be the best choice. For an outdoor location, opt for your school’s back or front yard or the common grounds of your neighborhood’s community center. Just make sure the area you choose is large enough to hold everyone but small enough that it’s not impossible to find the eggs.
Here’s what you should take into account: ● The location should have clearly defined boundaries.● It should have plenty of spots to hide the eggs.● The location is safe, away from water bodies, roads, or other potential risks.● Be prepared with a backup location in case of bad weather. ● If hosting indoors, limit the adventures to one floor to avoid any staircase-related mishaps.
Once you’ve got the time and place figured out, send a note home with the kids or shoot an email informing all parents about the event.
Spread the Word
Apart from informing the parents about the Easter egg hunt, you also want to let your fellow staff and other kids in on the festivities!
You can create Easter flyers or posters and put them up on your school’s notice boards. You can use the extensive collection of templates from PosterMyWall to create some attractive, fun posters.
You could also hang beautiful decorations, balloons, and flyers in the corridor leading to the event room or along the way to the outdoor venue. PosterMyWall also has pre-made templates that you can use to effortlessly create cute printable signs that are attractive and inviting.
Prep the Eggs
Now coming to the most essential part of organizing an Easter egg hunt — stocking and prepping the eggs.
While using real eggs may sound tempting, plastic eggs are inexpensive, safest to use, and easiest to prepare ahead of time. You can decorate them with colorful designs and patterns and fill them with lots of goodies including candies, stickers, treats, key chains, and kids’ temporary tattoos.
If the group consists of toddlers, avoid filling the eggs with overly small items that could cause potential choking hazards.
And if you’re unsure how many eggs to keep handy, we suggest a dozen eggs per child.
It’s also a good idea to keep some refreshments for all the kids and parents who may be
attending. A platter of sandwiches and a pitcher of lemonade would offer a refreshing break for everyone!
Bring Baskets, Buckets, and Pails
Hosting a BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket) Easter egg hunt can be a ton of fun — kids can decorate their baskets just how they like them with help from their parents.
But it’s better to play it safe. Assume that not everyone would turn up with their basket, and keep baskets, buckets, and pails ready for all children.
For every child invited, you need to have at least one container for goodies. Although Easter baskets are the conventional options, you can also use small boxes, beach pails, tote bags, and even upcycled baskets as alternatives.
Get Creative With the Hiding Spots
If the hunt involves kids of different age groups, you can divide your venue into two or three zones to better organize the event.
Make sure to pick hiding spots based on age groups.
For toddlers or little ones, pick hiding spots that are more obvious and easy to search, such as low-hanging branches, short bushes, and open lawns or spaces.
For older children, the spots can be a little more challenging such as a mailbox, atop car tires, under a pile of leaves, behind tree stumps, or a plant bed.
Make sure you keep a count of all the eggs you’ve hidden and make a list of all the hiding spots; remember, the hunt doesn’t end until the last egg is found!
Let the Hunt Begin!
If you’re hosting the hunt for children of different ages, divide the hunt according to age groups. It’s best to let the little kids have dibs on their eggs first.
After the kids set off, wait for about 5 minutes before allowing the older age groups to join in.
Count the Eggs and Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!
Once you’re sure that the children have found all the eggs, it’s time to make the final tally.
To make the event more interesting, you can give out special prizes to the first all-collector kid. If the kids are not too tired, you could also arrange some other fun games and activities following the egg hunt!
The Takeaway: Getting the Kids Eggs-cited for the Easter Egg Hunt!
We hope this simple yet efficient guide to organizing the most fun Easter egg hunt helps you host an exciting event!
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