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5 Places to Hide Easter Eggs That Will Make Your Kids Better People

We’re already teaching our kids that it’s okay to hunt for the offspring of egg-laying rabbits. Here’s how to also infuse some positive lessons into this Easter holiday.

By Jason Salmon · March 29, 2024

They don't know it, but this is the beginning of a life lesson. Gabe Pierce/Unsplash

Kids are dumb - not yours of course, but you know who I’m talking about - so it’s not hard to trick them into believing dumb things like that rabbits lay eggs. And, of course, they won’t question it when we explain that if somehow you find those eggs, it’s perfectly legal to claim them as your own. We’re teaching them the valuable lessons that animals are magical, and humans are the boss of everyone - standard parenting stuff.

But as we avoid thinking about how we will have to one day confess our Easter lies to our children, there are also a few ways to use the absurdity of this holiday for good. And the best place to start is the Easter egg hunt. Here are five places you can hide eggs that will help you help them become better adults in the future:

IN THE VEGETABLE DRAWER

Is it a vegetable? No. But do they need to be reminded what vegetables look like? Yes. This will be a solid intro and a positive association

Personally, eggs are my favorite vegetable.  Katie Smith/Unsplash

ON THEIR HEAD

This one is hairstyle/egg dependent, but if the opportunity presents itself, they will thank you years later when they never forget to check there for their missing glasses.

She knows.  Ahmed Zohnii/Unsplash

IN A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX

It’s never too late to teach your kids about investing, and what better way to start than to take a trip to the bank on the off-chance there’s an egg there.

ON A BREAKFAST PLATE

Those colorful little ovals are a great source of protein, so why not pair the childishness of an Easter egg hunt with the very adult Easter brunch omelet?

Don't tell me I'm not a hunter.  Sarah Shull/Unsplash

UNDER THAT PILE OF CLOTHES IN THEIR ROOM

You’ve been begging them to clean their room. A discovery of that last Easter egg once they do, will be a lesson that sticks. Don’t believe me? Just wait. Years later their therapist will verify this.

Hint: It no longer smells like an Easter egg.  Jakob Owens/Unsplash

The important thing with any holiday is to create memories that will last. If those memories also happen to make them better people, all the better.

Happy Easter.