For Easter this year we decided to try a new hunt.
It involved all the kids having to follow a piece of string around the house to get to their Easter Basket. I went off to the op-shops and managed to find 8 different coloured balls of wool for around $2.50. Of course I had to include Matt in this as he went without chocolate for a whole year last year and was very excited to be able to participate in the chocolate egg eating this year.
I started at the front door with the shoe basket (not very original but I needed something that would hold the string in place) and tied the string to it with everyone's name on it.
Once they had their piece of string they then had to follow it all around the house to get to the end and find their basket.
With some of the smaller kids I gave them a bag to put all of the string in as it was too hard to keep rolling it in a ball. The bigger kids and Matt had longer string to follow and had a great time going under tables, over couches and all over the house searching for chocolate.
The best part was eating the chocolate and for me seeing the delight on their faces enjoying a fun family activity. Of course I made Matt's string hunt really hard and he was going for some time after the others had finished.
I found this idea on 71toes blogspot. Thanks for the idea Shawni.