The Egg Hunt

easter-nest-1162973_1920Girls, would you like to do an egg hunt? You would? Okay, Mummy will hide these eggs around the living room, and then you can come and look for them. You go out into the corridor with Daddy while Mummy hides eggs. No, don’t look at what Mummy’s doing, stay out there with Daddy. No, The Baby, Mummy’s hiding things – go back to Daddy. No, put that down, The Baby. Go back to Daddy. Good girl. No looking, either of you.

Okay, Mummy has hidden the eggs, you can come back into the living room now, and…No, wait a minute, Mummy is still talking. Come here. Here are your bags – put your eggs in here when you find them…No, wait a minute. There are five eggs each. Okay, go and look. See if you can find them.

Well done, The Toddler. Put that in your bag. The Baby, The Toddler has found an egg over here. Do you think there’s one for you too? Come and look. No, The Toddler, let The Baby look. Come on, The Baby, what’s over here? The Toddler, let The Baby look! Well done, The Baby. Put that in your bag.

Okay, let’s see if The Baby can find where some eggs are hidden. No, The Toddler, let The Baby look first this time. The Baby, where would you like to look? Perhaps you would like to look here, The Baby? No, here. Lie down here and look under there. Not you, The Toddler. Lie down, The Baby. Look under here. No, here. No, look this way. Oh, well done, The Baby. Put that in your bag. Can you see one too, The Toddler? Well done.

Okay, The Toddler’s turn to look for where the eggs are hiding. Where could they be? You already looked there, didn’t you? Shall we look somewhere you haven’t looked? No, that’s the same place. Let’s try somewhere completely different. How about here? Yes, just here. Oh, you found an egg – imagine that! Can you find an egg too, The Baby? Yes, that’s Peppa Pig. Can you see an egg? The Baby? Put down Peppa. Here, look: here’s your egg. Put it in your bag.

Where would you like to look for an egg now, The Baby? The Baby, where are you going? Come back: we’re looking for eggs! Not you, The Toddler, it’s the baby’s turn. Oh, you found one. Okay. Let’s see if The Baby can find the other one, then. No, let her look. No, let The Ba…Never mind. Put that in The Baby’s bag for her.

Okay, girls, let’s find the last pair of eggs. Where could they be? You already looked there, The Toddler. Try somewhere else. Yes, The Baby, those are eggs. But they’re in your bag – you already found those ones. Shall we look over here? Just here. Right here. Shall we look in this teapot? This teapot here. Shall we look at these eggs right here? These eggs. The ones I’m holding out. These might be the eggs. I’ll put them in your bags. Well done, you found all the eggs. Wasn’t that fun?


  1. Aw so cute! I can just imagine them running around! When you write out the things we say all day it makes us seem a bit crazy! looking forward to when my little one is old enough to do this, she’ll love it!

  2. Idaintyit says:

    Aww lol we did our first egg hunt this year with L who is 3. He was crazy good at it! Got them all in like a minute! I should have made it harder but I thought with it being his first time he wouldn’t quite get one he had to do… wrong!

  3. I am literally sitting here belly laughing right now. This is so true! Brilliantly observed as always but it was the last bit that totally got me!!! That is me, so many clues it’s like you are holding out a huge comedy pointer and they still don’t get it. Just fabulous. TY for linking up with #FamilyFun ?

  4. Min says:

    Sounds exhausting! To be honest, in my innocence I didn’t even realise egg hunting was a thing. When I was a child, they were always hidden in the same place, and therefore were usually discovered and eaten by my brother well before Easter. #justanotherlinky

  5. Well done on doing it! I’m glad we didn’t do one, after reading that. It sounds like what I imagined would happen…. Except we only have Baby and no Toddler…. And she’d probably just want to play with something else so it would just be me finding the eggs I’d hidden lol. #wkendblogshare

  6. Very like what happened on Easter Saturday here. Except it was outside. In the mud. There were tears and everything. Baby was good; toddler not so (but then, that’s my fault for plying her with sugar and then chips in the pub). But it’s only Easter once, right? #KCACOLS

  7. We’re you filming at our house? This was exactly it! Well actually kind of it. This all happened around egg 1, and then the baby got bored and had a tantrum while the toddler ran off and collected all of the eggs in around 4 seconds flat. She did at least put some in his basket for him? These children need to get better at egg hunts otherwise I’m going to have to do it myself next year and they’ll just have to watch! 😉

    Dawn x

  8. Kaye says:

    Without a doubt, this will be us in a year or two! There’s no way Archie’s going to allow his younger sibling to find any eggs at all!! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  9. Ha ha this is brilliant 🙂 at the moment we only have one egg hunting but this time next year there maybe too depending if he’s on his feet or not so I can see us having the same problem. People forget just how much hard work is involved in organised activities no matter how simple with toddler and baby. Well done you :). Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week x

  10. Nikki says:

    Oh my goodness, you crack me up almost as much as the toddler. I’m sure that this was much more fun in your head while you were planning it out, a lovely day with the children hunting Easter eggs. I am so surprised you made it to the last pair before picking them up and putting them in the bags yourself. I’m sure next year will be better.

  11. Haha that sounds very entertaining indeed. I’m sure The Toddler and The Baby enjoyed their easter egg hunt and can’t wait to do it all over again. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.xx

  12. Jenny says:

    hahaha made me laugh and think I went through this with B and MM this Easter trying to get B not to run around and get them all within one minute and it be over and to get MM to grasp the concept and find her own before it was too late. lol 🙂 Happy belated Easter. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  13. So familiar!! Just wait until ‘the easter bunny’ has to do it and you can’t be the easter bunny, oh no, so you must summon the bunny without ever leaving the room!! #bestandworst

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