We’ve gotten extra creative with our multi-family Easter egg hunts having kids who don’t like chocolates and most candies, or on low sugar, gluten free, dairy free diet. One time we stuffed eggs with Lego figures. The next year, during the height of Go Pokemon game, we put teeny figures in eggs shaded to look like Pokemon balls.
Last year we put cute food erasers and emojis. The emojis are a bit bigger so we used the see-through carrots and bunnies cases from the dollar store.
For this year I ordered Moshi squishes. I also got 400 pcs of plastic gold coins. Most of these Easter egg fillers, by the way, were ordered from Amazon.
Because we wanted to offer a whole lot of bigger items we put play coins in some of the eggs. The kids then were able to “buy” bigger toys of their choice from the Easter Bunny Store (dollar store).
That’s not all. We also have jumbo eggs containing stuffed toys. Inside regular sized Easter eggs are pom poms with matching color and size indicating which jumbo egg they won.
And because our kids range in ages 18 months to 12 years we assigned specific colors and patterns guaranteeing each child exclusive rights to at least a dozen eggs. These individualized were filled by their parents with their favorite sweets or toys. Then we used colorful eggs for the “for everyone” eggs with non-candy prizes. Because our three backyards are adjoined we designated separate areas for the little kids and big kids, and the third one for the main egg hunt event.
Needless to say we’ve collected hundreds of Easter eggs over the years, because we keep reusing and adding more as more families joined our hunt.
This weekend we’re doing away with the special color because we don’t have enough for almost 20 kids. But we’re still doing separate lawns for the big and little kids. If parents wanted a private egg hunt for their children at home they still get to do it earlier in the day.
We also have games, but that’s another topic.