Sunday, April 24, 2011
An Unconventional Easter Egg Hunt
The week-end before the official Easter holiday, our local YMCA hosted an unconventional Easter Egg hunt by placing eggs in the pool for a splashtactular egg hunt, or egg dive (as referred to by the boy).
The kids were divided into age groups, with the 10-12 year olds going first, the 8-9 year olds going next, followed by the 6-7 year olds, the 4-5 year olds, and the 3 and under came next. Children under 5 were accompanied by adults or older siblings. Each group had 10 minutes to hunt for eggs in the pool. All the egg hunters were awarded prizes!
The eggs were spread throughout the pool—even the 9 feet! Some of the eggs floated and some sank. The sinkers required rocks!
When the splashing and hunting for eggs were complete for each age group, the kids put the rocks back into the eggs, put the eggs back together, and threw them back into the pool for the next group.
At the end of all the hunting, the pool was available for open swim. Many of the participants took advantage of the time for a plunge. What a fun and unique event. We look forward to next year!