Did you have Easter egg hunts when you were younger? I don’t remember us ever having one – sob – but now I have children it’s something we’re all really in to. We’ve had egg hunts since they were small and they now request them every year, all-year-round.
Egg hunts combine all the best things – chocolate, clues and surprises. Here’s some tips about creating a perfect Easter egg hunt.
This year Cadbury’s challenged us to set up our own Easter egg hunt in our garden this week with a whole load of Cadbury’s Easter chocolate.
As always, our egg hunt was FUN, despite the erratic weather. I made E hide in the house while we hid eggs around the garden and used the clues to direct her. She loved the rhyming clues we used and made us do the hunt all over again when she found all the eggs (this time with new hiding places and freestyle clues).
If you are having your own hunt this weekend, here’s ten tips from us and Cadbury to make sure you hop to it and get off to an egg-sellent start (I’m not even sorry).
Be prepared!: Signs and clues make Easter egg hunts a lot more fun (and also give a helping hand to those parents among you *cough* me *cough* who might be slightly forgetful about where you’ve hidden the eggs).
We printed off the Cadbury’s Egg hunt pack – find it here – which contains hints, tips and props for your own egg hunt. It also includes these paw print-shaped clues which range from simple picture clues to rhyming couplets for older children (my 5-y-o LOVED the challenge of these and it made it a lot more fun).
There’s also blank clues for you to create your own. Remember this car?! Still going strong.
Get the good eggs: The eggs make the hunt, as a wise Easter bunny probably said. Over 83 million* Easter Eggs are sold in the UK over the Easter season and 255,000 Cadbury Easter Eggs are made at the Bournville factory every day, which works out at staggering 10,625 Cadbury Easter Eggs made per hour, or 177 per minute. Which I could probably have a good go at eating. The best-selling Cadbury eggs are over Easter are, of course, Cream Eggs (which have been around since 1875) followed by mini eggs, which you can’t argue with.
We used the smaller Easter pack of Cadbury Oreo and Daim eggs – seriously, have you tried these?! – for our hunt, with a slightly larger treat at the end. As well as classic Easter eggs there are six new products in the Cadbury range this Easter, from the Popping Candy Bunny to the Egg N Spoon Oreo pack. Which are perfect for Easter presents or, you know, eating yourself.
Pick your location: You can basically make anywhere work – your yard / garden is perfect, or inside if it’s raining (we had one at my parents’ house last year with the eggs dotted up and down the stairs). Lots of hiding places and high / low levels make it fun…like on top of a fence or up a tree.
If you can’t take part in one at home or you’re away, there are 300 Cadbury’s egg hunts taking place this weekend at National Trust properties (find your nearest egg hunt here).
Don’t worry if it turns chaotic: As it inevitably will. Especially if you have more than one child involved. It’s all part of the fun.
While it all happens, make sure you don’t forget yourself; eat the eggs too when they’re not looking.
It’s perfectly OK to eat chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday: Just the once…
Cadbury research found that spending time with friends and families over the Easter break is people’s favourite thing about the break, followed by having time off work and eating Easter chocolate. However, the research found the average family only spends two days out of the whole Easter holidays with their family, citing a lack of activity inspiration combined with finding it hard to keep the family entertained. The survey also revealed the top Easter-themed activities among UK families including eating chocolate, giving chocolate, seeing family and friends and egg hunts. Easter Egg Hunt and baking.
So hopefully this has given you inspiration for your own family egg hunt. If you want more craft and food ideas there’s lots on the Cadbury website including this video for creating a chocolate Russian doll nest:
This is a sponsored post from Cadbury…here a post on the best London parks (if you want to take it outdoors)