The Easter season is one of our favorites in our house. As we count down to Easter with our Lent activities, which I posted about here, it is fun to sprinkle in egg hunts and other fun activities. I have put together a list of our top picks for egg hunts and Easter fun.
This egg hunt is a favorite of ours because it is down the street so we can walk to it and it hasn’t been as big as some of the other hunts. Large crowds at times can be a bit much for my oldest. The event has an Easter bunny present for pictures, the township fire and police officers are there to interact with the children and pass out hats. There is usually craft stations set up and a snack. When it is time to hunt for eggs the children are broken up into age groups. All groups gather eggs at the same time, but are in designated areas. The plastic eggs are filled with candy and in each area there are eggs filled with tickets that are turned in for a prize.
This event we have yet to attend, but has been on our wish list for the past couple of years. Last year the event was rained out, but you could still stop by to pick up a bag of candy. The egg hunt is glow in the dark and prizes are given to children who are toddlers through 6th grade. There will also be inflatables, hot chocolate, and a petting zoo. Click on the link to register and they ask that canned food is brought for their food pantry. If you have gone to this event please let us know!
We have attended this event since our oldest was a baby. This is not like other egg hunts. It takes place indoors and the children hunt for candy and prizes in designated age areas in massive piles of shredded paper. The first age group is either 2 and under or 3 and under and parents are allowed in the area with them. This area has more prizes and candy geared toward the littles. Each area is broken up into adequate age groups. A Ziplock is provided for the children to put their treats in, and every year they have filled it up to the brim. There are also cookies and drinks provided after the hunt. All three boys have always walked away happy and enjoyed digging through paper to find the treats and prizes.
Eggsplosion is by far our favorite event! It is also the most organized, well run, and unique Easter event we have been to. Eggsplosion takes place in two separate locations. We attend the event at Licking Heights High School. Eggsplosion has two separate egg hunt times depending on age. What is unique about the egg hunt is a helicopter flies over and drops eggs into the field. The children are each given an egg carton to go out onto the field to fill with eggs. After they have filled their carton they then turn them in for a large bag filled with candy. When the egg hunting portion is over you can then stay and take part in the many activities around the field. There is a hot dog and chip dinner, crafts, games, bounce houses, cookie decorating, a dj for dancing, and the Easter Bunny walks around for pictures. There are a slew of volunteers present that run the event and make it smooth and enjoyable for all. It is a lot of fun and one the boys look forward to going to every year!
The event runs for two weekends, we are attending on Saturday, March 31st. There are numerous activities and treat stations throughout the zoo as well as character meet and greats. We enjoy watching the animals play with their egg themed toys and seeing the Easter Bunny scuba diving in the aquarium.
These are our top Egg hunts and Easter activities. Do you have any others we should try?