Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

One Easter when money was tight and my kids were little I decided to take the clearance stuff that I had, and make a scavenger hunt for the kids so that it seemed like they had more items.  Since then, it has become a tradition that my kids will not live without. 

I print out a page of tags for each child. 

Each page is a different color, and each child is assigned a different color.  Then I count up all of my items and start writing clues for each item. 

To make it easy to cut, I would just fold over the whole page on top, and then cut around the tag.  I would write the clues on the inside of the tag.

For the little kids, I drew pictures of their clue, for example,  a T.V. or a bed, etc. 
I number the clues to make it easier to follow.
After a few years of doing this, I decided to have the kids do it for each other.  That way I didn't have to spend so much time on it, and it made the kids more involved.  Then I would hide the gifts when they slept.

Easter Egg Hunt
After the kids were done finding their items we would have an easter egg hunt.  I always assigned each kid a different color egg.  That way I could put things like money, or girl things, or boy things, so that the egg was more personal.  It also kept the kids from having bad feelings on Easter.

See how to spruce up unwanted Easter decorations into a cute Easter Egg Tree:

Make a cute Easter Garland from last year's Easter clearance items:

Make some easy bunny bread for your Easter dinner:

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