Easter Egg Hunts - The Vital Clues for an Easter Game
Classic Lindt milk chocolate Easter bunny
These Lindt milk chocolate bunnies are real classics and so cute. I love to hide them in the rabbit hutches.
Easter egg hunts are such fun
Every year at Les Trois Chenes we organise an Easter egg hunt for our own and any children staying at our Bed and Breakfast or holiday cottage, (gite) in the sleepy hamlet of Videix, Limousin, S W France. Of course the children - at least in our family, are growing up so the Easter egg hunt clues have to grow up with them, and these are the clues that I wrote for 2010. The age of most kids was about 12 and they guessed these clues easily. The younger kids were happy to race along behind squealing with delight, and, of course, we organised it so that all the children received eggs regardless of who found them.
I did find that there was a bit of a knack to organising the hunt and keeping order so if you're a debutant to the game, have a quick look here: How To Organise An Easter Egg Hunt. It also has the clues for 2009 and a bit about decorating and carving eggs.
You'll have to adapt the clues to your environment. Obviously not everyone has a cherry tree, or even a tree, but most people have mirrors, living rooms, curtains and bathrooms etc. These are just Easter Egg hunt ideas, and I hope that this might inspire you to make up your own clues.
If you look at the map you'll see that we a very near the city of Limoges, famous for porcelain, and you might like to have a look at Easter Eggs made from Porcelain in this region - they make perfect Easter gifts. Limoges Porcelain Decorative Eggs for Easter
If you want to read more articles from LTC, have a look at Find an Article by Les Trois Chenes - an index of all my writings and recipes.
Have you thought of hiding Easter greeting cards in each hiding place? Have a look at our range of Easter cards. All the photos are taken by me and are from the farmhouse and garden, or our lovely Limousin.
Happy Easter! Easter Cards From Les Trois Chenes
The rhyming Easter Hunt Clues
It's Easter time, a holiday,
A jolly time to laugh and play.
School’s out for some, others must wait,
But all will love this springtime fête.
To celebrate, go and find
The things that we have tried to hide.
To help you out, we’ll leave a clue,
Lets hope that you can solve a few:
At first you need not go too far,
Look around about the car.
(Clue left in car exhaust)
Exhausted yet? You need a rest,
I think the living room is best.
(Clue left in living room)
Two lips to give a kiss,
Find two lips, you shouldn't miss!
(Clue left in garden near the tulips)
Well done! Now you must trace,
The object that reflects your face.
(Clue left near mirror)
There are five within this house,
Where you can sprinkle or you can douse.
(Clue left in bathroom – we have five being a bed and breakfast)
Called water closets in times before,
You know of 5 but there is one more.
(Clue left in outside toilet)
Look around and about
Where the cherry blossom’s out.
(Clue left on cherry tree)
Go and check behind the curtain,
And you will find something for certain.
(Clue and a bag of little eggs left behind the curtains in the living room – see how to organize the hunt to avoid the children finding this while they were looking for clues earlier!)
And now the biggest prize of all,
Is somewhere dark and somewhere small.
This creature digs a little hole,
To live in, but it’s not a mole!
Do you know, can you recall,
The story of King Midas’ fall,
And surely you have been told,
That all that glisters is not gold!
(Golden chocolate rabbits hidden in the rabbit hutches in the gardens – one per child)
I hope that you have won the race,
Or have at
least enjoyed the chase.
Join us for Easter!
- Painting courses at Les Trois Chenes B&B, Limousin, France
Painting holidays in France. Bed & breakfast holiday cottage at Videix Haute-Vienne Limousin France near the Dordogne and Charente. Between Limoges and Angouleme. Near Rochechouart and Saint Junien. We serve eggs for breakfast!
Fresh eggs from our own hens for Easter
We serve freshly laid eggs for breakfast at Les Trois Chenes, although I'm going to admit now that every time I find cooking the perfect soft boiled egg a challenge - too many variables! Our chickens are free - range, indeed far too free range!
They fly over or squeeze through the fences and scrat up my garden or look for food in the fields and hedgerows. We feed them only wheat and maize. They eat grass and their eggs are a vivid yellow.
Have a look at some of our stories about Molly and her pups:
Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt - if you can find us
Do you organise an Easter egg hunt?
How does your egg hunt go?
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