3 EGG-cellent Easter Egg Hunting Tips

3 EGG-cellent Easter Egg Hunting Tips

Join us April 12th at 3pm

Join us April 12th at 3pm

Since we are preparing to offer our first FREE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT to the children and families in Bellevue, I thought I would offer some helpful tips on how to prepare your child to be an EGG-CELLENT Egg Hunter!

1.  Practice, Practice, but don’t Over-Practice:  An Easter Egg Hunt can be an Egg-citing occasion for a little one, but it can also be overwhelming.  Don’t be surprised if the over-stimulation of eggs, kids, noise and movement causes your child to simply freeze up when the Egg hunting begins.  When my daughter was 2 or 3, we egg-sperienced this at one of her first egg hunts.  The hunt began, and she just stood there as the mass of kids and eggs scrambled around before her.  By the time she got her motor running, most of the eggs were long gone.  Resolved in following years to help her be prepared on “EGG day,” I bought some easter eggs and we practiced our egg hunting skills in the backyard.  I thought this was going to work to our advantage as she quickly picked up the art of quickly picking up the eggs.  But be careful about “over-practicing”… If you “over-practice” the egg hunting will lose its luster and on “EGG day,” your little cottontail might care less about easter eggs… as I learned with my daughter.

2.  Choose Your Basket Wisely:  Your Easter Egg Basket can “make or break” your egg hunting eggs-perience.  Remember, kids are running, bending, jumping and spinning around quickly.  A wide open wicker basket can result in eggs continually falling out.  Some kids may even instinctively just begin taking eggs out of your child’s basket.  I recommend a basket that has a deeper bottom, that is flexible and the child can both hold by hand or sling over the shoulder.  Remember this simple egg hunting principal- It is not how many eggs you put in your basket that counts, it is how many you keep in your basket.

3.  Have Fun and Enjoy the Eggs-perience:  Hopefully, you can tell this blog is all written in a spirit of fun and humor.  Easter egg hunts are supposed to be fun, family events that provide warm memories.  Your child’s happiness does not depend on how many eggs he or she has, but whether or not they felt loved and you shared their enthusiasm in the process.  Smile big, give lots of hugs and high fives, and let them have a few pieces of candy right away.  I also encourage parents that have different age siblings to encourage their older children in advance to be prepared to share a few of their eggs with the younger siblings if they get overwhelmed by the experience and do not collect as many eggs.

If you are looking for a great, free Easter Egg Hunt experience, I encourage you to join us for our FREE COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT on Saturday, April 12th at 3pm. We will have 8,000+ eggs, tons of prizes and a FREE cookout for the entire family! The event will take place at Jubilee REACH which located at- 14200 SE 13th PL, Bellevue, Washington 98007.  To Find out more, please visit- www.lovebellevue.com

Easter Egg Hunt, Bellevue, Jubilee REACH, SAMBICA,

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt April 12th

 

    This event is sponsored by: Essential Church, The Well Community Church, www.lovebellevue.com, Jubilee REACH, SAMBICA: Camp and Retreat Center