Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lego Easter Egg Hunt

Since we try to eat pretty healthy and prefer to eat homemade baked treats instead of candy, I usually try to find a non-candy Easter Egg filler.  This year Xander is VERY into super heroes and Legos, so I decided to go with that theme.  I was originally going to go with these Super Hero MiniFigs, since they would easily fit inside an egg.  
I really like to encourage the building aspect of Legos, though.  What I ended up buying was an Avengers Hydra Lego set, mostly because it included super heroes, building and was inexpensive.  I also picked up The Lego Movie because it was only $7 on Amazon.
In order to still do I hunt, I opened up the set and put the pieces in individual eggs.  It came with two big packages inside the box (one for each vehicle), so I opened one and left the other in the box with the instruction booklet.  I put a few pieces in each egg and I made sure to count them, so that I know when they're all found.  One of the packages of tiny pieces, I just put into a bigger egg whole.
I wrapped up the box and the movie and plan to give him after his egg hunt is done.  Can't wait to see the look on his face as he opens each egg with more and more Legos!  He'll be even more excited when he opens the package and see the instructions (not sure why the little instruction books are so fascinating.  He will spends long periods of time looking through them).

What other, non-candy ideas have you done for egg hunts?

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