For many families, a frenzied Sunday morning Easter Hunt is something anticipated by kids and adults every year. In this post, we'll share with you some simple ideas to help create your Easter scavenger hunt traditions.
You Be The Bunny
If you haven’t tried it already, it’s great fun creating an Easter scavenger hunt at home.
- Make it into a game by hiding written clues that lead up to a big prize. Make up silly rhymes or zany sentences to make the hunt exciting and playful while the hunters figure out where to find the next prize.
- Hide foiled or bagged Easter chocolate eggs in unusual places. We've suggested 10 great hiding spots below — but make sure you make a list to keep track of them all, otherwise you (or your pets) may be finding eggs for days to come!
- Fill plastic eggs with special surprises like a single candy, small toys, hair ties, bracelets, or instructions to do something simple but silly like "stand on one foot" or "hop like a rabbit" before proceeding to the next egg.
- If you're planning a backyard hunt free-for-all, use stickers, colours, or designs to help differentiate each child's treats. Kids are only allowed to pick up treats with stickers, colours, or designs assigned to them.
- Try making a simple treasure hunt map for those kids who can't read but can identify shapes and locations in your house or yard.
When hiding chocolate eggs, please careful to keep any chocolate treats out of the reach of cats and dogs. Chocolate is toxic to cats and dogs because it contains theobromine, a natural substance that they can’t digest.
10 Great Places for Hiding Easter Chocolate
- In a tissue box
- Under a lampshade
- In a dollhouse or train set
- In a bowl of fruit
- In your child’s underwear drawer
- In the microwave or oven
- Behind books on bookshelves
- In your child’s backpack
- In the car
- In the toes of winter boots or rain boots
Choose Sustainable Chocolate
Try to make the extra effort to ensure your chocolate is sustainable. Why? Because sadly cocoa production is linked to child labour, slavery, deforestation and low wagers. In Ivory Coast and Ghana (also known as West Africa) – where more than 70% of the world’s cocoa is grown — small family farmers struggle with extreme poverty and 2.1 million children help tend the crops.
The complex issues are highlighted in the 2020 Cocoa Barometer, a report produced by a consortium of not-for-profit groups. Also, palm oil and soy, two common ingredients in chocolate, are key drivers of global deforestation.
If you can, make it a habit to check labels of the chocolate you are buying to ensure it does not contain soy or palm oil, that the cocoa is sustainably sourced or, better yet, is third-party certified as being sustainable and fair trade.
Cococo only uses couverture chocolate that is made from third-party Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter to support farming communities in West Africa. Our products do not contain palm oil or soy.
Happy Easter from Cococo!