From Halloween through Easter, our kids are given an endless parade of cheap plastic trinkets, seasonal candy, postage stamp-sized tattoos, smelly stickers and little fruit-shaped erasers. I have decided to change things up this Easter, and only give the kids things that will last, won’t cause cavities or give them a rush from sugar and artificial dyes… and I KNOW they will love my plan!
This year our family will enjoy an awesome LEGO Easter egg hunt. It will be fun, and the entertainment will last well beyond the time it takes them to find all the eggs. Instead of finding candy wrappers all over the floor, I will happily be stepping on LEGO pieces. It’s really a win-win, if you don’t mind walking on LEGO. (I wish to sincerely thank LEGO for providing me with some of the LEGO pieces you see featured in this post. Please know that these are my opinions and ideas.)
Everything you need for an awesome LEGO Easter egg hunt:
[easyazon_link identifier=”B003B7Q5YY” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Plastic eggs[/easyazon_link] of various sizes, one color per child
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WI0QCAM” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Small to medium-sized LEGO sets[/easyazon_link]
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B018AOKUKM” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]LEGO minifigure blind bags[/easyazon_link]
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[easyazon_link identifier=”B0009F3P3U” locale=”US” tag=”maminthenow0e-20″]Scotch tape[/easyazon_link]
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Setting up a LEGO-themed Easter egg hunt:
- Place the LEGO minifigure blind bags inside larger random colored eggs.
- Keep the instructions and larger pieces that won’t fit the eggs in the original box and tape it shut.
- Seal the eggs with a piece of tape to make sure that none of the pieces are lost in the search.
- Divide the bricks from each LEGO set into 10-20 eggs (depending on how long you want the egg hunt to last and how many bricks are in each set.)
- Pick one egg color per child, this will ensure that the pieces for the sets don’t get mixed up and that the children get approximately the same number of eggs.
- Hide the eggs in your designated easter egg hunt area. Place the LEGO set boxes somewhere extra special, so they are the last things they find.
- Before you let the kids loose on the eggs, tell them which color eggs they each are searching for, and remind them that all the other colors (with the LEGO minifigures) are fair game.
The kids will definitely LOVE hunting for their new LEGO sets, while trying to guess which one they received. The eggs with the LEGO minifigure blind bags will be bonus prizes.
In our family we LOVE our blind bags so much that the kids and I almost fight over them. We have finally come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. They open the bags, build the minifigures, and then I am allowed to take them for a few days or weeks to use in my Instagram pictures. However there are a couple of extra special minifigures that “may” have gotten “lost” in my purse (aka they are now MINE and only mine!). But shhhhhh, please keep that between the two of us!
With this plan for a LEGO-themed Easter egg hunt, I am (for once) SUPER excited. Not only does it mean the kids will have entertainment well beyond the hunt for the eggs, but also that I can keep the Easter candy in a “safe place” where only the Easter bunny can find it!
Which LEGO sets do you plan on using for your Easter egg hunt?
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