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"My son is grown now, and the nieces and nephews are too, but when they were smaller I had egg hunts and they looked forward to them so much. I would get the plastic eggs, and then buy little inexpensive toys, figurines, barrettes, necklaces and cars to fill them. I would also put quarters, dimes or even a dollar bill in them. If there were both boys and girls, we just divided the eggs once they were all gathered, and I would take a marker and make a 'G' or 'B' on the egg. This way, everyone got something in the end, and they loved it." --iVillager craftlady50
"Here's an Easter egg hunt idea for older children. We have an annual nighttime hunt. The kids' ages range from eight to 21. They can use flashlights, and we put candy, money and numbers in the eggs. The numbers match prizes that wouldn't fit in an egg like little cars, knick-knacks, balls, kites, stuffed animals, 12-packs of soda, bags of candy and dolls. (Be sure to use stickers to put the numbers in the eggs, or they get lost.) After the hunt, the best part starts: We hand out the prizes according to the numbers in the eggs, and then the kids start bartering, either by trading prize for prize or buying a prize with money that was found." --iVillager jakeyidol
"Our family did an Easter egg hunt last year. We held it outside, so we had a nice big area to hide the eggs. I went to the party department of Wal-Mart for some of the surprises. We used ink stamps, key rings, money, tiny Slinkys, hair clips and little cars. For the bigger items, we used the kind of eggs that pantyhose come in. It was lots of fun -- we all had a blast. After the egg hunt, everyone came inside, and the eggs were divided up fairly by a grown-up. That way no one felt left out, and everyone was a happy camper!" --iVillager powers777
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