Safe Easter egg hunts?

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 2:14am
Jeanine's picture
Joined: 03/28/2003 - 09:00

What do you all do for Easter egg hunts with other kids?

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 4:30am
Kim M's picture
Joined: 06/09/2001 - 09:00

There are lots of little things that can be put in plastic Easter eggs that make good prizes in lieu of candy. Crayons, stickers, chalk, small toys. There are safe candies also, like Tootsie Rolls, Starburst, safe jelly beans, Hersey's Kisses. That said, we went to an egg hunt last year, and the mom had some safe eggs but also had some with peanut candy. We traded with other kids for the safe things, but then had to leave in a hurry when her two yo started eating the peanut butter candy and smearing it all over himself. So, it's never easy, but it can be structured so the kids still have fun.

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 7:29am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

... tiny plastic dinosaurs and animals (you know- vacuum cleaner assassins [img][/img] )... kiddie "tattoos" (kids love them because parents hate them... ahhh, childhood!)... self-inking jewelry...rubber balls...
And to help you find suitable junk (um, I mean "treasure," of course!) to put in the eggs....
(Cheap filler sans food for all sorts of events- from Valentine's day to Christmas and everything in between. The "candy fairy" at our house LOVES Oriental Trading Company. [img][/img])
Have you considered the merits of a pinata as well? They really are great fun for most kids.

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 9:26am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

How about broccoli in those plastic eggs?
No but really---you could put numbers inside the eggs and the numbers could correspond to certain prizes. That way you don't have to search for things that fit inside those little eggs.

Posted on: Mon, 03/31/2003 - 9:46am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Doh! I just re-read your original question and realized that the thing none of us has mentioned is that you have to either:
A. have an advance plan with the person filling the eggs so they use safe treats, or
B. [b]be[/b] the person filling the eggs.

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