In a world that is currently "social distancing", traditional egg hunts are off for Easter this year. But that does not mean you can't still have fun with your neighbors and hunt for eggs together. Here's how to have a social distancing accepted egg hunt!
Neighborhood Egg Hunt
This year we'll have to forgo traditional egg hunts in order to stay 6 feet apart and even simply exchanging plastic eggs amongst friends is probably not the best idea.
But that doesn't mean you still can't hunt for eggs with your friends and neighbors!
For this to work, you'll have to coordinate with your neighborhood friends (or friends and relatives that live outside of your neighborhood if you feel like getting in your car and driving around) and have them create eggs too.
Then you'll set a date for the hunt, create you eggs, hang your eggs and go hunting!
All you need are some simple art supplies and a window facing a sidewalk that often sees foot traffic or the street if your hunters will be driving by. That's it!
Step 1: Create Your Eggs
How you opt to create your eggs is totally up to you! Here are four ideas to try!
Idea 1: Print out an egg coloring sheet and color it
Idea 2: Cut an egg shape out and have your kids paint it
Idea 3: Cut an egg shape out, use a crayon to draw designs, paint with water colors
Idea 4: Cut an egg shape out of contact paper and stick tissue paper pieces to it
Step 2: Hang Your Eggs
The layout of your house will determine where you hang your egg(s).
You want to make sure these eggs can be seen from a sidewalk that sees a lot of foot traffic and/or a window that can be seen from the road in case anyone is hunting via their car.
Other Neighborhood Hunt Ideas
Since there really isn't a clear end in sight to social distancing, you can "hunt" for other types of items throughout your neighborhood!
Painted Rock Hunt
Paint some river rocks and put them out on your front lawn. Have neighbors "hunt" for them on your front lawn. No one should touch or take the rocks, they should stay in the yard for others to see and find.
Place a stuffed bear, coloring sheet of a bear or bear craft you created in your window and go out on a bear hunt!
Print out coloring sheets of ducks and color them or create ducks out of plates/construction paper and place them in your window. Placing rubber ducks out on your lawn is also encouraged, again these ducks should not be touched or taken.
These are interesting times we're living in but we're all in this together. It is important to know that we can still have fun in our communities with our neighbors even if we have to stay at a safe, social distance length apart.
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