Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Idea

What a cute idea!:)

Easter Basket Hunt 3
First off, I wanted to share a tradition with you.  At our homes the Easter Bunny doesn’t just leave our baskets out on the counter for us.  The baskets are hidden.  When we were little we would wake up to basically a yarn nest!  Our baskets were hidden and then had yarn tied to them and then the yarn is ran through the whole house.  With 4 baskets tied off with yarn, that ends up making quite an Easter nest! 
Some tips when doing this:
Use a different color of yarn for each person. 
For the youngest kids an adult helper is necessary.
Use less yarn for younger kids, and more for the older kids.  This way they will all finish around the same time.
For older kids go out windows, around the house, and come back in the back door!  They love this and it makes it more of a challenge for them.
Start them off in unique ways:
Easter Basket Hunt 1
The end of the yarn should be left at the kids door.  To let them know which yarn is theirs you should tie them off in unique ways. 
Easter Basket Hunt 2
We have had name tags, shoes, the yarn in the letters of their names, etc.  This is my favorite tradition that we have for Easter!  I love that my parents did this for us, and I love that it is what my kids are most excited for!

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