Hide Those Easter Eggs in Hard-to-Reach Places
By Brandi Goodman
An Easter egg hunt is an opportunity for fitness. Don't make it too easy. Be sure to hide those Easter eggs in hard-to-reach places so your kids have to climb, dig, reach, and make a real effort to get to them. They'll get plenty of exercise in the process and so will you as you make your way through hiding them all.
In a Tree
If you have a good climbing tree in your yard, this is a good place to hide eggs. Kids often enjoy tree climbing and will have fun trying to reach the eggs they have to find. Just be sure to stand by while they do it or have a ladder nearby if you need to make a rescue.
On the Playground
Many families have personal playgrounds in their backyards. If this is true for your household, then use this to hide some eggs. Your kids can get up on the equipment, swing, or slide down as they attempt to reach them all.
In a Hole in the Garden
Hide some eggs in holes in the garden. Your kids will have to dig for them, giving them a good arm workout. Keep some gardening gloves and mini shovels nearby and let them know they'll have to spend time looking there. A sandbox is an alternative solution for this where they'll still have to dig.
In a Hanging Plant
Hanging plants around the house make a good spot for Easter eggs. It will have your kids looking high and having to reach to get to their eggs. If your kiddos are on the shorter side, you may need to have a step ladder available to help them get to it.
On a Scavenger Hunt
You can do more than just hide your eggs in hard-to-reach spots. Create a full fitness event out of your Easter egg hunt. Make a scavenger hunt that tells them where the next egg is via clues. The card could say, "Do 10 push-ups, and then add one more. Now for your next clue, check the backdoor." They'll have to do exercises at each stop before they can get their eggs.
Running around the yard gathering eggs low to the ground may be exercise, but it's not enough. Really get your kids moving by hiding eggs up high, down low, and in places that are harder to reach. It will truly make them work for it and provide an opportunity for fitness they may not get as often when they're home on break.
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