I’m not sure why I’ve never done this before, because I’m sure I’ve seen the idea somewhere! This year for our Easter Egg hunt, I decided to color-code it. I think it worked so well…and I plan to use the idea again next year!
1) Assign each child an egg color. Determine how many you will hide for each and fill them. (We used coins this year and a dollar in the big egg for each girl. They were pretty happy with it and didn’t complain about the lack of candy…too much!)
2) Hide the eggs according to each child’s “finding” ability.
3) Write down the number of eggs to find and the color assigned for each child on a note.
4) If your child is reading, give them the note and let them go find them. Of course, if they are not yet reading, you’ll need to give verbal directions!
I really loved that I could make the egg hunt more challenging for my oldest daughter than for the younger ones. Plus, everyone ended up with the same amount of money, so they were happy about that!
You could also use this idea to do a color sort with your preschooler or kindergartner. Just hide all the eggs, let them find them, and then sort them by color.
A few more plastic egg ideas include: