Thank you for all the good wishes on the new Scribbit Newsletter (have you signed up yet?) I'm looking forward to the first issue April 1st just in time for Easter but in the meantime if you're planning an Easter egg hunt this season and if that Easter egg hunt happens to include children (just hypothetically of course) then I've got a great tip to share.
Color code your Easter egg hunt.
Buy plastic eggs in different colors, one color for each child and then assign each child that color for the hunt. The beauty of the system is that if you have children of different ages and they each must find a certain color egg then you can hide all the light blue eggs in tough places for your oldest child while also hiding the pink ones in easy spots for the toddlers to find (you might save one extra empty egg to give to each child at the beginning to show them exactly color they're looking for).
That way you don't have a pack of older kids coming through and strip mining before the others have a chance to get out of the gate while also having the added benefit of drawing out the hunt a bit. If every knows they have 15 eggs to find and they're all the same color then they're looking for specific eggs and not just grabbing any old thing until their basket is full. Trust me, it'll make it go so much more smoothly.
Unless of course you like to plan your Easter egg hunt along a "running of the bulls in Pamplona" theme. Then by all means, every child for himself.
And it has come to my attention that the Better Homes and Gardens website has some cute Easter crafts. Some are things I've seen before but there were a few cute ones worth a peek:
Felt and Egg Rabbit (pictured at top)
Tips for an Eco-Friendly Easter Basket
Easy Tulip Display (pictured at left)
Terry Cloth Egg Cozies (pictured at right)
Framed Quail Eggs
And to end on a tragic note, these marbeled-chocolate-hazelnut-ganache-centered-quail eggs that I have been coveting for a year now are no longer available. Just as I was planning to get a box for this year's holiday they're all gone. Oh well, each one of those little buddies represents an hour on the Stairmaster.
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