Easter egg hunts can be a lot of fun, especially for smaller children. You can go the traditional way and color real eggs, but I find this gets a bit messy sometimes, especially if you do not locate a cleverly hidden egg on Easter. Most of the time, we just use plastic eggs that you can fill with candy.
When doing a hunt with a large group, it’s a good idea to take some sort of measure to make sure that one child doesn’t horde all of the candy. We usually tell children that they can get a certain number of eggs, or that all the eggs of a certain color belong to them.
We usually do this on the Saturday before Easter Sunday so that the Sunday can be reserved for the more religious aspects of the holiday. The most take place outside, when bad weather looms, don’t let that discourage you. There’re plenty of indoor hiding places that I could be especially fun for the kids to poke around.