Hi Our five Grandchildren are ages 4 - 15 years. and I am running out of ideas for things to do. We do wrap loonies in 5 different colors so each child gets same amount, but I want fun things to do. I have done scavenger hunts boys ages 4,9, and 11, and one for girls ages 7 and 15 but older ones seem to have most fun. Because Easter is early this year I desperatly need ideas. I have done many, many crafts with them. Please help. We do have a large back yard if that is any help. thanks from Canada, Oh yes we still have lots of SNOW.
Maybe a hybrid using plastic eggs (the kind that split apart in the center and can withstand the snow) and then continue the game inside. Here's what I was thinking:
With the varied ages (4-15), make it a united effort (instead of a competition) that all of them have to work together to find the ultimate Golden Egg inside the house with "the prize" ~ maybe a pizza night out for all and a movie rental thrown in with ice cream back at the house afterward...
Use five different colored plastic eggs (one color for each grandchild) and bury them in the snow. Rules are that each grandchild needs to find one of their eggs, then has to wait until the other four have found one and continuing on in sequence ~ with 25 eggs (5 per grandchildren) that should take a little time ~ and make a rule that the older ones can help or make suggestions to the younger ones but can't find or touch the eggs themselves.
Hide the "prize in the house" using a photograph of the hiding place that you have cut into 25 pieces and placed one part in each egg; eggs can't be opened until ALL of them have been found (set out an Easter basket on a table where they are put as found for more flair). Then they can try to put together the photograph. Once again, each child can only work on "their" 5 pieces of the photograph yet the older ones can help and make suggestions - just NO actual touching by any child other than the one who found the clue in the egg.
AND, no one leaves the "puzzle table" until the photograph is put back together by all so as to preclude the older ones from figuring it out before all of the pieces have been assembled!
Put the Golden Egg into a box ~ one with a combination lock would be perfect with each child getting one number of the combination ~ but, again, make the rules so it is a game that they have to work TOGETHER to solve. Have fun...
I had nothing to offer as most years I'm not home for Easter. However, this year we are and son,DIL and grands are coming mid afternoon. We don't do egg hunts,games etc,. Grands will get baskets, but otherwise we just hang out together and then have dinner later on.
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