• Jessica Martin

Easter Egg Hunt Strategies

It's that time of year again: time for the biggest competition among kids out there. Whether it be at home, on the church lawn, at a park, or in the classroom, the one thing on every one's mind in the weeks coming up is how they are going to win this year's Easter egg hunt. Well worry no more because here are some amazing tips that will almost guarantee you first place at any Easter egg hunt you are a part of this year. 1. Speed: This is an obvious one. Easter egg hunts are no place for anyone who isn't a track star. The key to winning an Easter egg hunt is getting a good start and the best way to do this is to make sure you are going as fast yet as carefully as you can to make sure you do not miss a single egg. You also need speed to beat that pesky other person who sees YOUR egg at the same time as you.

2. Make a plan: Before the hunt starts you need to know what areas you are going to search first. Make sure you know a basic outline of the arena. Maybe you will go to the right first, maybe the left, or if you are feeling bold maybe run right down the middle first. Go wherever your heart desires in whatever order, just make sure you know this order ahead of time so you do not waste time thinking about what areas to search next in the middle of the hunt because time is precious and you cannot afford to waste any of it, especially if it can be avoided.

3. Start with the ground: I know it seems obvious, but this is usually where most of the eggs are hidden, especially if the hunt is outside. Bright colored eggs are easy to see but also make sure to keep your eyes peeled for colors that are similar to the ground, like greens.

4. Listen: While it is important to stay focused, listening to your opponents and spectators can make or break your hunt. Sometimes spectators will scream things like "to the left!" or "behind you!" and opponents will scream "I see one!" This is where speed comes into play again because once you hear one of these key phrases you need to look up, scan the area to see who said it, and SPRINT to get the egg.

5. Mindset: This is important in any sport. You need to go into the hunt feeling good and knowing you are capable of winning, but do not get over confident. Another thing is that you need to make sure you are not focusing too much on how many eggs your opponents have because then you will get into your head and it is all downhill from there. Stay clam, focus, and play like every egg has your favorite candy inside.