Hip Hop Hippity Hop, do you hear it?
The Easter bunny is on his way.
I wanted to see how sneaky and creative my friends and family were so I decided to send an email out asking for their “Best Easter Egg Hidey Holes”
I have to say I was pretty impressed with some of what they came up with and I figured I would share the list with you, just in case you were having trouble figuring out where to hide all those eggs.
50 Sneakiest Hiding Places for Easter Eggs:
1) Gutter downspouts
2) Watering Can
4) Hanging Plant
5) Small Bush
6) Gardening Glove
7) Low Tree Nook
8) Buried in a sandbox
9) Behind a Picnic Table Leg
10) Tire Swing
12) Bike or Sports Helmet (attached to a bike or on the porch, for instance)
13) Interior of a Coiled Garden Hose
14) Behind a Lawn Ornament
15) Within an Empty Birdbath
16) In a real birds nest
17) Window Box
18) Underneath Exterior Stairwell
19) Ornamental Grass or Groundcover
20) Cushion of a Patio Chair (rear corner)
21) An empty light socket
22) Behind Gardening Tools
23) Inside the barbeque grill
24) Inside a jacket pocket while some one is wearing it (mobile hiding place…very sneaky)
25) attached to a pet’s collar
I don’t know how Easter has been for most of you but growing up in Texas, every Easter of my childhood had at least a few hours of torrential rain. But even if the rain makes it impossible to venture outside this Easter, there is still no reason that you cant have an Easter egg hunt. You just have to get a little creative and have one indoors.
It is also a good idea to keep an inventory of all the eggs hidden, you don’t want to move a piece of furniture six months from now and accidentally crack open a wayward egg.
25 INDOOR HIDING PLACES:
1) Inside an actual egg carton in the fridge ( Never would have thought of this one…)
2) Inside the bed frame or on top of the head board
3) Cereal Box
4) Opaque Kitchen Canister
7) Microwave Oven (unplugged)
8) Tissue box
9) Computer Desk Cubby
10) Interior of a Boot or Shoe
11) Empty Coffee Mug
12) Inside a Sack of Potatoes
13) Sweater Pocket
14) Behind a Picture
15) Interior of a Cake Carrier
16) Dresser drawers ( I would recommend only plastic eggs go in here)
17) Kitchen Chair (pushed under table)
18) Cookie Jar
19) Bread Box
20) Underneath Sofa Edging
21) Among Stuffed Animals
23) Kitchen “junk” drawer
24) On top of a ceiling fan blade ( double check that the egg is gone before turning it on)
25) Potted Plant (among the leaves)
Remember, when choosing spots to conceal eggs, always think of safety first, as well as personal privacy. Don’t place Easter eggs in an area that could be hazardous to children, and do your best not to violate anyone’s personal space – especially if children outside of the family are involved in the hunt.
Easter is many things for many people. But did you ever think that it was also a way to shore up your own preparations and also a good way to get your children involved?
Think about it for a minute. Easter is the one holiday out of the year where you spend your time trying to find THE BEST hiding places for those brightly colored eggs. I don’t know about you but I have seen some very creative hiding places. ( see below)
So many preppers take hiding and tucking their food storage and gear way too seriously.
Don’t get me wrong, learning how to properly, efficiently and effectively keep your stash out of site IS serious business, but there is one major downfall to this type of thinking.
You think TOO much, logic takes over and you don’t allow the creative part of your brain to kick in.
Often times your logic will overlook something that your creativity will take an interest in and find a use for.
Survival is all about being prepared and being creative.
So while your creative brain is active this Sunday, take advantage of it and see if you can figure out new ways to do things!
Here’s an Idea, to help gauge the interest your children have in preparedness as well as test their skills a bit:
Instead of simply hiding the Easter eggs, create a map of the area you are hiding them in and mark the general location of each egg. Then give your children the map to see if they can find all of them. This will help them learn how to follow a map but more importantly it will engage their creativity and deductive reasoning in trying to figure out exactly where the eggs are.
(If you really want to mess with them, keep one of the eggs held back and watch them go nuts trying to find that last egg)
Whatever you do this weekend, have fun and enjoy the time you have!