Extreme Easter Basket Hunt

Discussion in 'Hippity Hoppity Day' started by Ahorsesoul, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Smilesx4 said I could post her idea.

    Do you give your kids Easter Baskets? Smilesx4 says she hides them. She asks the kids do they want them hidden; easy, hard or make me cry. Love the idea. This year one basket is going inside an item that will be in an opened box for a household item. One year it took her teenage kid 4 hours to find his basket. She says they can buy hints with Cadbury eggs. And she videos the hunt.
     
  2. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Love it! would be good for the teens
     
  3. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    Wow! That's hard core! I'll have to wait a few years, but I LOVE the idea of buying clues by giving mom Cadbury eggs! Genius!!!!
     
  4. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    That would really be fun for kids.

    A friend I use to work with did scvenger (sp) hunts for her daughter for Easter stuff. Gave papers with clues to your next find treasure.
     
  5. candysprinkles

    candysprinkles New Member

    My kids are getting older, two teens and almost 7. I was thinking about doing something a little different this year. My plan was to attach a string to each basket and then wind a string maze thing through the living room and hallway to each of their rooms. Over and under the furniture, the other strings, and up and around the walls, etc. Then just put an Easter pencil connected to their color of string in their room. The only thing is a middle of the night trip to the bathroom might not work out too well for them. LOL I suppose I could start the maze in the hallway, after the bathroom.
     
  6. DawnSu

    DawnSu Member

    ok, I am making this my last year of Easter Baskets for my kids, 22. 20. 19. my youngest is getting ready to go off to college, & the other 2 have been gone a while.. Hubby is asking them all to come to church with us, this year & afterwards we r going to have a small get together, with them.. I am going to make a basket, with maybe a shirt, pens, paper, notebooks or something.. & then get each of them their very own bag of their favorite candy... lol
    am up for new ideas.....
     
  7. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    I think I'll go extreme as well....make her work for her goodies!
     
  8. Saquilla

    Saquilla Member

    Love it!!

    My girls are a little young at the moment, but definately something to keep in mind for when they are a few years older :)
     
  9. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    2014

    Anyone doing anything extreme for easter this year?
     
  10. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    I seen my message above..and I'm like...HUH...I don't remember writing that. But I see why...that was 2 years ago. Maybe I should still try that EXTREME hunt I never did ...hahaha
     
  11. Winged One

    Winged One New Member

    This year, perhaps not totally extreme, but we had an Easter egg hunt in the garden which was for age 2-8. The 8 year old hid some of the eggs, for her cousins, but DH and I hid the rest, with a few going in hard places for the 5 and 8 year olds to find, and plenty in easier spots for the 2 smaller ones.

    We also had a piñata, which happened to be easter egg shaped but not decorated (due to running out of time) that DD and the au pair had made. But they spent their time well as there were about 10 layers of paper on it. So it took the 4, 5 and 8 year olds about 20 minutes to break through it. Lots of fun.

    Then, when we got to my parents, we had a second hunt (with an 8 year old and lots of adults) and a second piñata. Given that the "bar" had already opened (not long but Dad mixes strong G+Ts) and a blindfold was used, and the adults were involved in the whacking, that one was funny. The rope holding it up was knocked out by my Dad, so then DD was allowed attack it on the ground with her hurley (gaelic games stick - sort of similar to a field hockey stick but a bigger end).

    I will have to do something a bit more challenging for her next year though.
     
  12. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Active Member

    sounds like a lot of fun Winged One!
     

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