An Eggscellent Easter Hunt

A long Easter Weekend with the kids can be eggs-hausting, and that isn’t factoring in the two weeks of school holidays that follow.

But why not try a somewhat different yet just as fun Easter Egg Hunt this year; it could be eggs-actly what you need to keep your little ones busy...

By downloading our face masks, clue cards and secret Easter biscuits recipe, you’ve got hours of eggs-citement at your fingertips, whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Step 1 – Hide the eggs

This is the easy part! Pick out your best hiding places, whether in the house or in the garden. Avoid anyplace high or any place where opening door may cause unwelcome bumps and bruises.

Step 2 – Lay the groundrules

Eggs-plain that this year they aren’t just let loose on the hunt for eggs. Instead, you have set a number of tasks that will result in clues – almost like a Treasure Hunt.

Step 3 – Face Masks

To enjoy any activity to the max, you have to be fully indulged in it. Transform into an Easter Bunny through these face masks and ask your child to colour them in before they start – they can even do one for you if you feel eggs-cluded.

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Once these have been decorated, you can reveal your first clue, but don’t give it away just yet. We recommend guiding them towards the kitchen in time for step 4.

Step 4 – Secret Easter biscuits

Resident R-egg-atta baker, Sally, has put on her apron to share her best Easter biscuits recipe, to create an eggs-trordinary surprise for the whole family.

Ingredients:

280gs of plain flour

225g of chilled butter

115g caster sugar

2 egg yolks

1 egg white

60g of currants

½ tspn mixed spice

½ tspn of cinnamon

½ tspn of ginger

½ tspn of nutmeg

 

Method

Make sure your hands are eggs-tremely clean before starting! Give them a clue that ideally leads them to the kitchen cupboards to retrieve all of the ingredients.

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°c.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into a bowl.
  4. Whisk together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, then beat in the egg yolk.
  5. Fold in the flour spices and currants slowly until it comes together into a soft dough.
  6. Lightly knead the dough on a floured surface and roll out thinly.
  7. Using a round or fluted 8 cm cutter cut out rounds and place on the baking tray. Reroll the off cuts; it’s too good to waste!
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes.
  9. To make them egg-stra special remove these from the oven, brush with a little egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Put these back in the oven for a further 3 minutes until golden brown.

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A final clue once the biscuits are ready and they’re one step closer to finding their treasure!

Step 5 – Set them free

After some decorating and some baking, they’ll be more than ready to find the hidden eggs, but don’t let them have it easy!

Have a great Easter weekend, and don’t forget you can share your face masks, biscuits and more with us using #itsmyadventure on social media.

For more Easter activities, click below and discover some more top tips for keeping the kids entertained this Easter.

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That’s all yolks!

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