Monday, April 1, 2013

Scavenger hunt sweetens Easter

Fiona has found another paper Easter egg clue.

Andrea is a fine aunt. She knows how to entertain her niece. She pulls out all the stops when it comes to three-year-old Fiona. Sunday Andrea staged an Easter egg scavenger hunt that kept the little girl, forgive me, hopping.

Another egg clue: This one under the fish bowl.
The big problem with the more traditional Easter egg hunts are the eggs: All chocolate, sugar and fat. Watching excited children find the treats is fun but watching them munching through that mountain of chocolate, sugar and fat is a horror show.

Andrea had a solution: A scavenger hunt. All the excitement without all the junk food.

Andrea hid a dozen or so brightly coloured, egg-shaped pieces of paper around the home. She placed one on the fireplace mantle and hid another in the guest bedroom, Fiona's when she sleeps over.

Each paper egg carried a clue as to the location of the next paper egg. One egg had a picture of a barbecue pasted to it. One look and Fiona was off to the patio barbecue. Finding an image of a fish had Fiona inspecting the bowl holding Phoebe her pet Guppy.

Finding the paper egg clues takes time and thinking. The scavenger hunt delivers lots of fun and creates wonderful memories to savour in the future. The Easter basket found at the end of the hunt can be a rich mix of stuff and not overly heavy on the chocolate eggs.

It wasn't a room where I'd have hidden a clue but it worked. Glad the egg is paper.


  1. Aww… Fiona is such a sweetheart in that floral dress and hat. :) But I think what makes her all the more lovable was her willingness to play scavenger hunt! We’ve had an Alphabet Egg Hunt in our clubhouse, but it’s just kind of sad to see that not every kid participated. Maybe at 7 years old, they think they’re already too old for it. All the same, my kids had fun. :D

  2. Ms. Hone, I found a site where an adult wasn't too old to play. The link is at the bottom.

    As for Fiona, she certainly loved the game. I would think it might get a lot of kids' minds off the candy and focused more on the search.