Easter marks the beginning of spring in most places, but unfortunately the weather doesn’t always cooperate. If rain is in the forecast for Easter, there’s no reason to cancel the egg hunt. You can do an indoor egg hunt for your kids that is just as much fun as an outdoor one—perhaps even more!
Plenty Of Hiding Places
The benefit of an indoor egg hunt is that it offers a large number of hiding places for eggs. You can spread the egg hunt through various rooms and use the furniture, window sills, and cabinets as hiding places. This could mean the egg hunt takes a lot longer than simply finding eggs spread out in the grass.
Make sure you choose hiding places that are within your shortest child’s reach. The last thing you want is a child trying to climb to reach an egg and having a dangerous fall. Also be sure that the locations are safe and secure, and there is nothing that a child could be hurt on or break.
Caution With Pets And Babies
Chocolate is not good for dogs, but unfortunately our canine companions still think it’s a tasty treat. Make sure that you hide any treats of that nature, or any other candy, out of reach of the family pet. Consider hiding your candy in plastic eggs that a dog isn’t likely to get into.
Be sure to supervise a baby carefully around your egg hunt, as peeling an egg can create a choking hazard for a young child.
Make It Part Of The Morning
An indoor egg hunt can be set up in the evening after the kids are in bed, creating a fun Easter morning surprise. Since you don’t have to worry about leaving candy out in the yard overnight, you can use the night before to prepare the hiding places.
Of course, if you do leave it out overnight, use extra caution with pets who may have access to the candy during the night. You might want to consider leaving treats up high and placing other types of fun down low.
An indoor egg hunt can be a lot of fun for all ages. Simply pay attention to the potential risks, and enjoy a fun Easter no matter what the weather looks like outside.