So when my kids were first born, we did a traditional Easter basket for each of them. One full of toys and candy and such. But over the years it seems like the same old same old and my kids were longing for something more.
So this year, rather than Easter baskets, we decided to have a MATH EGG HUNT. In the place of an Easter basket, I wrote out riddles the kids had to solve to find the next eggs along with Math Problems they each had to solve. Once they collected all the eggs, they had to figure out the letters and see what little gift I had gotten them.
This did take me a couple of days of thinking to figure out but here is a look at their questions and math puzzles:
And here they are looking all all their clues after they had found the eggs hidden through out the house:
With that they solved a puzzle:
And they waited in anticipation of what they actually got:
In the end, Noah solved his puzzle as "FIGHTER" so he got a little lego star wars x-wing fighter and Olivia solved for "KITTY" and she got a little hello kitty keychain. They were both so much happier than when just presented with an Easter basket filled with goodies. We still had a couple of peanut butter eggs but they seemed to love their little toys more since they worked for it.
We plan on continuing this tradition every year!