It’s hard to believe the season for rabbits hiding eggs and martyrs coming back from the dead is already upon us! This Sunday, Easter arrives, and if you’re a busy family, there’s a chance that your plans aren’t exactly concrete. Here’s what to do.
If you haven’t made any big Easter plans for your kids yet, you basically have three options.
Option 1: Consult this Massive Easter Hunt Database
Online, there is a nearly comprehensive listing of every major Easter egg hunt in the United States, which also includes some listings globally, too. However, it should be noted, that this list is based on annual information, meaning that some hunts are in different locations, or have updated hours. Still, it’s a massive listing and hugely helpful in zoning in on an Easter egg hunt in your town or county. Here’s the link: EasterEggHuntsandEvents.org
Option 2: Call your local library
Picking up the phone and calling libraries in your general vicinity is a good idea, even if you don’t have children. But, with holidays like Easter, it can be essential. For most, a “good” Easter egg hunt relies on good weather, but luckily the library has a bunch of space inside if there is rain. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the library, Easter is a time for renewals. (Of course, keep in mind, a lot of libraries are closed on Sundays, meaning your Easter egg hunt might need to happen on Saturday.
Option 3: Call one of your other flaky parent friends and do it at home
In many parts of the US (like much of the east coast), the weather might not be great for running around outside this Easter. So means that if you didn’t make plans, you can kind of play it off like you did it on purpose. Call someone you know who also has at least one kid, and see if they want to come over. Hiding Easter eggs inside is not a crime, and it may be less stressful. For parents with kids under 3-years-old, this option is particularly appealing.
Good luck, and hop to it!