I love making holidays special and finding little, simple ways to celebrate each special day. The key word in that sentence is simple. If you spend some time looking at Pinterest you’ll soon be believing that every person out there is filling their Easter baskets with hand carved chocolate eggs they made themselves in between bedazzling matching t-shirts for the whole family and sewing felt carrots to hold the hand dipped pretzel sticks they also made as well. Don’t be offended if you are reading this with your bedazzler in your hand. :)
Now obviously I love crafts and cute projects (hello, look at my blog) but the point that I want to make is that you don’t have to do everything. I was talking about this with my mom the other day and I know that I can’t remember a single thing I received in any of my Easter baskets. You know what I do remember? The scavenger hunts my mom would send us on to find the baskets, and me and my brothers excitedly running to find the next clue. I remember laughing with them, and the anticipation, and having so much fun. Experiences, not things, matter. You may be dying Easter eggs with some store bought kit and not an elaborate DIY method, and they may turn out kind of funky and not fashionably fantastic, but the family time that is spent, the words that are spoken, and the laughs that are shared are what will be remembered.
I had so much fun reminiscing with my mom over the scavenger hunts we did that I decided to create some cards so you can do a hunt of your own. See, this IS simple for you! Depending on where you live one or two of the cards might not work for you but you can just skip over that one and move onto the next clue.
Funny side note- we did scavenger hunts a lot growing up. We even used to do them for my dad when he would get home from work and us little kids would be hiding in a closet somewhere for him to find us. Poor guy, he was so convinced that we were just waiting to jump out and scare him so he went through the whole thing tense and jumping at every little noise.
I made two different sets, one with premade clues and one that is completely blank so you can make your own if you want. They would also make great little gift tags!