Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Simplest Easter Egg Hunt! - Xtra Special Day

Last year we had our first Easter Egg Hunt.


Yes we are not young, in fact we are grandparents yet up to now I have never had an Easter Egg Hunt.

But now we are grandparents and I decided that we were going to have one.

So I planned that I would hide them all around the back garden for Matthew last year when he was 17 months old.  He was well on his feet and always full of energy and loved running around playing with nanny, grandpa, aunt or uncle or whoever would be around when he would visit our home on a dry day.




Hence my idea was to get some eggs that were a decent size for him to find easily and some Cadbury Creme eggs (really these ones would be for the grownups) and I would hide them all around the back garden.

BUT!  It wasn't a dry day.


Plans had to be changed easily and quickly so it became an indoor hunt with eggs hidden (well sometimes almost in plain view - he was very young) in the hall, lounge, sun room, and guest bedroom.  5/6 hidden in each room some easier to find than others so that he could get some by himself and so that uncle Jonathan could help him while his mum and dad had a little sit down and catch up with social media on their phones.


In the Sun Room Matthew immediately decided he would have to get into the TV unit





then he jumped around to look behind the furniture so fast that I could hardly get a picture that wasn't blurred.




With the eggs found from that room he headed off down the hallway and immediately spied one on the little flower stand there.




We had not hidden any in Fred's Office because Matthew loves to play the drums there and might have got a bit distracted but we were surprised when he didn't even ask to go into it at all.


Next was the guest room where he sometimes stays overnight or takes a little afternoon nap.




After finding one beside the teddy bear doorstop and a few others on one side of the bed he quickly ran over to the wardrobes and found one behind a briefcase.

Now there were several more still to be found in the guest room and he needed a little help for some of them as you can see in the short video.




Then back up the hallway because he thought maybe some would be upstairs and he went so quick he missed a very obvious one




so we had to call him back.




He was now so good at this hunt that he easily found the ones in the lounge and then



it was time to make sure they were all in the crystal basket (yes I hadn't thought to buy an Easter Basket so we had to improvise).

We counted the eggs to make sure he had now got all of them and he was rewarded with a few to eat straight away and the rest were put into a bag to go home with him.



Sometimes the simplest things are the best.


It was such a simple easy hunt to prepare but such fun to watch him enjoy running round and searching excitedly for each one of those tiny eggs.  

The quick, simple, inexpensive things we do together can be as much fun as big outings or more expensive adventures - we just judge things by how many laughs and smiles we hear and see because a joyful time together is an Xtra Special Time.





8 comments:

  1. Such fun to watch little ones discover new things! A couple of our great-grands didn't quite get the idea this year. Once they discovered there was candy in the first egg, they lost interest in finding any more. LOL

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  2. Fun!
    Very often there is snow on the ground for Easter, so for us, an inside egg hunt is brilliant.

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  3. What fun! Your grandson is a doll :).

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  4. How cute! Kids make everything SO much fun!

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  5. How fun! And thanks for sharing. I so miss having little ones around with all their innocence and joy in the simplest things. Made my morning.

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  6. So cute! We've had to make our harder with teens now! Recently we told them they could only use their lacrosse sticks to gather the eggs and put them into their baskets! If they dropped one, they had to run to their basket and back to the egg before they could try scooping it up again... if someone else didn't get to it first! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  7. Love this! We did ours indoors only because grandparents filled the eggs with chocolate and we live in Florida (they are still learning!) :)

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  8. Traditions begin young. I love your hunt!

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