But, most families also want to include some fun and create special memories for their kids. So I'm guessing that your kidmin will be holding some type of Easter Egg Hunt for the kids following your Easter worship service and kidmin program. So here are some ideas that you might find useful:
You'll want to promote your event and ensure everyone knows when and where it will take place.
You can find this free wonderful Easter Egg Hunt graphic from Children's Ministry Deals here.
Use it as an announcements slide with details about the time, place and any other important information.
Print it out and laminate and use as directional signs for your hunt, too.
Signs and directions ensure everyone knows where they need to go. Special signs, clues and notes add interest and excitement, too, for kids eagerly looking for those elusive eggs.
Check out these free printables of garden signs and clues for your hunt...here.
Some just need to be printed and used but others are left blank for you to add your own cryptic clues and notes.
It doesn't matter what age children are, when you mention Easter Egg Hunt, they dash madly to find the most eggs in the shortest possible time. And that's fine.. except that little ones are often knocked over in the excitement. They're also slower to find eggs and some may even miss out entirely. Try designating particular areas for younger children and ensuring leaders go with the little ones to help them find the eggs.
Searching for, and finding Easter eggs, is loads of fun for kids. But there are always children who will find few, if any, eggs. And their distress can spoil much of the fun. We have found it helpful to hide only plastic eggs for the kids. They can find as many as possible,(and there are always the competitive ones who want to find more than anyone else). But we create special Easter prizes, packs filled with chocolate and candy eggs as well as Easter puzzles, booklets, stickers and other prizes for the Easter Egg Hunt. Many of our church family donate small Easter items to include in these packs for the kids. Once the kids have had fun finding the plastic eggs, they bring them inside to a designated area and redeem their plastic eggs for the Easter surprise packs. It doesn't matter how many eggs they have found, everyone receives a pack even if they've only found one egg. Not only does this prevent the tears of disappointment, it also involves the church family in the activity and means that we can provide more value in their packs than just chocolate and sweets.
If you're looking to presenting an Easter Egg Hunt that is just a little different from the usual egg hunt, perhaps you might like to consider an Egg Hunt at night. There's is an added element of surprise and excitement when events are held in the evening and this is no different. Check out the simple ideahere... You might like to include this as a finale to a special Easter outdoor movie event. These glow-in-the-dark egg hunts make Jesus the focus as kids search in the darkness for eggs that represent Jesus, the light of the world.
There is also and Easter adventure book of video and a program guide to accompany the eggs.