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Easter egg hunts haven't changed much through the years: Groups of eager kids search high and low for colorful (and well-hidden) treasure. But if you're looking for a fresh take on the classic, look no further than these clever ideas for mixing up the traditional Easter egg hunt:
Try a novel twist on the traditional daylight search: Arm your kids with flashlights, and send them out at dusk to hunt for eggs. For even more fun, make it a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt: Just fill plastic eggs with lit glow sticks and candy, tape them shut and hide them.
If you're having a hunt for kids with different age groups or searching abilities, consider ways to ensure the bounty is well distributed. You can opt to assign each child a certain color to hunt for, or a list of different colors to find (i.e. two red, three blue and one green).
Turn the tables on your kids -- let them each hide a few eggs for you and the other adults at your party to find. The child who stumps you the most (with the last egg found) gets a prize.
When it comes to filling your Easter eggs with loot, sometimes you have to think outside the egg -- check out these clever ideas from Alpha Mom. If you're concerned about your kids getting hopped up on sugar this Easter, check out the fun, sugar-free alternatives that Mindful Momma rounded up, including fizzy dinosaur bath eggs.
A little ingenuity can turn the standard plastic eggs into some spectacular bling -- Easter egg rings with a surprise inside, created by Dollar Store Crafts.
Don't forget to get your kids dressed appropriately for the occasion! Consider making these super-cute Easter egg necklaces before the hunt; then let your kids wear them as they hit the bunny trail looking for eggs.
And when they're done with the hunt, serve up popsicles inside plastic eggshells -- they make a fabulous finale to an egg hunt party.