Originally Posted by earthgirl
Here's how we're doing it:
DD will leave her basket of eggs (hard-boiled and dyed) by the door before she goes to bed tonight. The Easter bunny is going to fill her basket with treats and stuff and hide the eggs around the house. I have no idea how DH & I decided on this method- I think we just pieced together bits from our own childhoods.
Oh, I like the "setting out eggs for the EB" idea!
This year for our 2-year-old, we just set out an easter basket with hair clips (she lost most of hers over time), sidewalk chalk (for our first house's driveway! we close in a month!), colored pencils, and a stuffed sheep (she loves sheep). Plus candy for the adults, lol, so I guess it was technically a family basket. Then we set 6 plastic eggs around the living room in plain sight, which worked out well because she "got it". I don't know if she would have if they were actually hidden.
I would have liked to dye eggs, but I don't want to leave eggs out all night, even though my parents did when we were growing up and they were just fine. Maybe we will when she's older.
Also, I bought 30 plastic eggs in pastel colors, and when we have more children, each child will have their own color(s) during the hunt. I'm going to do this because when I was little, I was always getting upset because my brothers always found the eggs before I could! It wasn't fun. This way nobody has to worry about "losing".