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What Makes an Eggs-cellent Egg Hunt?

Written by Micah Xu, Converge multimedia journalism intern and Junior at Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology (GSMST)

The season of Easter has come, and with it, comes holiday traditions aplenty. One of these traditions is the ever-coveted Easter egg hunt, an activity that plasters smiles on the faces of children and adults alike. But the question remains: what makes the best Easter egg hunt? The art of the egg hunt is one that has been refined within communities and families, and there are a few ideas that one can utilize to make their egg hunt the most eggs-cellent of all.

The first idea is to have eggs of all sorts of colors and all sorts of prizes inside of them. This seems obvious at first, but having children paint plastic eggs and put the goodies inside them can make the eggs themselves feel a lot more personal. Imagine if instead of finding the same-colored egg everywhere, a child finds one with a heart, then one with a bird and one with colorful patterns. By the end of the egg hunt, the basket probably looks more like a tie-dye shirt than a plain, mono-color one. This can also help the eggs be a bit more visible, since eggs that look like they came straight out of a pot of liquid rainbow can be a lot more noticeable than a mono-color one. This can help combat the age-old issue of having candy that just rots in the yard when the children are unable to find them.

The second idea is to have the children decide what sort of candy they want to have in the eggs. This doesn’t mean that one has to give them what they want, but it does mean that the children’s voices can be heard and there won’t be another case of frustration when one child gets Smarties in all of their eggs. It can also breed a sense of cooperation between children as they bargain for a certain type of candy they all enjoy as opposed to it being random.

Overall, these are some ideas that will help bring a different air of Easter to the backyards of parents, and one that will no doubt put smiles back on the faces of children when they walk outside and see the yard decorated with specks of color.