Easter ideas: A bank holiday garden egg hunt

It’s been a beautiful Good Friday, peaceful and sunny and so we decided to take advantage of the timing and have an early visit from the Easter Bunny with a garden egg hunt. My sister and her husband and daughter happened to be passing nearby on their way somewhere, so we invited them over for tea and enjoyed the fact that both girls were together and could enjoy searching together. Pip doesn’t see her cousin very often as we live about 5 hours away, so it was really lovely for us to see our daughters spending some time together.

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We opted for a pretty low key hunt, but that really didn’t detract. M and I hid a selection of large eggs which I picked up from M&S alongside some Lindt Easter chicks, rabbits and sheep, making sure that there was an equal amount for each of the girls and that we chose hiding places which were challenging enough for a 4 year old but could also be seen by a 2 year old. Sometimes, hiding in plain sight worked the best – a little chick sat on top of a football proved harder to notice than the eggs in the trees!

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

By some family quirk, Pip’s cousin was born almost exactly 2 years after Pip, and baby 2 is due almost exactly 2 years after her. They have always enjoyed hanging out together and Pip was delighted to help her cousin, and her cousin delighted to be helped. Despite feeling somewhat grumpy due to late pregnancy hormones, I couldn’t stop myself smiling at their enjoyment at such a small pleasure as running around barefoot and finding chocolate, and it lifted my spirits somewhat.

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

I bought the little rabbit bag last year from Fritha‘s shop (which she has sadly closed now) and had saved it because it was so sweet. Last year I bought Pip’s other cousin his own version but I couldn’t get hold of anything else at such short notice, but I did have a yellow striped paper bag which worked just as well.

The Little Pip | Easter Egg Hunt

Hope everyone has been having a lovely Bank Holiday. I’m hoping that late pregnancy will bring some more time to sit on the sofa and indulge in writing some more blog posts! Any more ideas for fun but low key Easter games?

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4 Comments

  1. Kathryn March 26, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Kudos for getting your egg hunt in on what seems to be the only decent day weather wise of the long weekend. I think we’ll be doing ours indoors at this rate. Sweet photos! x

  2. Alison March 28, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Lovely! We did a mega low key hunt – I hid eggs around the house and G found them all in around 4 mins!!

  3. Katie Stoddart March 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    This is so cute – looks like a fab weekend and a lovely Easter egg hunt!
    Katie x The Eclecticity.org

  4. Laura March 28, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    Oh they look like that had so much fun and I think thats what Easter needs to be about for little ones is a time of happiness and laughter

    Laura x

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