Hunt Hints. The Easter egg hunt is one of the most anticipated events of the season. The only disappointing part about this occasion is that it's over so quickly! It doesn't need to be-- this year, let the kids in on the fun of hiding the eggs, not just looking for them. Each child can take a turn hiding the eggs around the house or yard and let the rest of the children look for them. It's an activity that's guaranteed to keep the kids occupied for hours, and prolong the fun of the hunt.
Egg Alternatives. It can be unsafe to leave hard-cooked eggs unrefrigerated. Instead, try hollowing out your eggs before you dye them this year, or better yet, use plastic eggs stuffed with irresistible homemade Easter treats! To make hollow eggs, poke small holes in the top and bottom of a raw egg. Poke a thin skewer or straw inside to break the yolk, hold the egg over a bowl, and then blow gently on the top hole until the raw egg drains into the bowl. Wondering what to do with all that leftover egg? The kids will love Mini Frittatas or Dutch Babies in the morning.
Feeding the Flock. All those hungry little hunters are going to need something besides candy to snack on. Simple refreshments like sandwiches and fruit are the perfect thing for a sunny afternoon. To be extra-festive, make thin sandwiches of peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, or egg salad, and then use cookie cutters to make them into cute shapes like bunnies, lambs, chicks and eggs.