Hello all you lovely people!
I’m generally in charge of the egg hunts for our family. I try to do something a little bit different every year so that there’s some type of surprise element. Typically I do 2 different egg hunts; one for the older kids and one for the younger kids but I thought I would just do a combined one for everyone this year.
This year we’re doing a BURIED TREASURE HUNT! I’m going to dig an actual hole and bury the eggs with treats in them but if you don’t want to dig a hole in your yard you can just choose a spot for your “treasure chest” and hide the eggs there. I’m using plastic totes to bury the eggs so hopefully they’ll stay clean. I think I’ll also put the totes into garbage bags for good measure.
Firstly a good treasure hunt needs a treasure map. So draw a map of the area the kids will be searching marking the spot where the treasure is going to be hidden. Next cut your map into as many pieces as you like. I’m going to do 10. Place the pieces of the map into plastic eggs. These will be the eggs you hide.
Send the kids out looking for the eggs. After they find them, have them put the map together. Then they can go look for their treasure!
Now… that’ll be great for a few kids but if you have a lot of kids who are doing the egg hunt, 10 eggs will be found in no time. So I’m actually dividing the kids into 3 teams. You’ll need a map and a “treasure chest” for each team. I’m also making it a race with a prize for the team that finishes first.
Now for egg fillers! I try to get a mixture of semi-healthy treats as well as candy.
This year’s treats include:
- Crunchies Freeze Dried Strawberries (These are great. The only ingredient is strawberries.)
- Brothers Fuji Apple Crisps (The only ingredient is Fuji Apples)
- Homemade Fruit Rollups (I’ll do a post on this tomorrow if anyone wants the recipe.)
- Annie’s White Cheddar Bunnies (Healthier than Goldfish crackers and they’re shaped like bunnies. Win, win.)
- Annie’s Friends Bunny Grahams, Honey, Chocolate & Chocolate Chip
- Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
- Jolly Rancher Wild Berry Jelly Beans (Not healthy but one of the girls loves jelly beans.)
- Dove Dark Chocolate Eggs
- Dove Milk Chocolate Eggs
- Ghirardelli Easter Milk Chocolate Bunnies
Some other stuff that went into the treasure chests:
- Mini Play Doh (These also fit in the bigger plastic eggs.)
- Bubble Gum Tape
- Peeps (Because they’re a classic.)
- Punching Balloons
- Bunny Bubble Bath Jars
- Nail Stickers
- Face Masks
And that is how you do a buried treasure egg hunt! Have a very blessed Easter!