How do your kids like their egg hunt? On a farm? By flashlight? With a dog? The South Sound offers all this and more this Easter season. Browse the list, pick your favorite, grab your basket and go! (Also see 20 egg-decorating ideas and other 15 Easter crafts!)
April 12, 2014 Easter Egg Hunt- Wilcox Family Farms: Wilcox Farms invites your family to hunt for eggs, tour the organic egg farm, walk the spawning salmon creek and much more.
Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
April 12, Easter Social at the Commons: Macy’s Kids Club members get prizes and gift bags, and all enjoy face painting, crafts, and treats at Macy's Courtyard in Federal Way. You can sign up for Kids Club free in advance.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
April 18, Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Fife
In the dark at Dacca Park in Fife, teens hunt for eggs and one prize-winning golden egg. Ages 11-16.
Price: $3, preregistration recommended
Time: 8 p.m. check in, 8:30 p.m. hunt time
April 19, Egg Hunt at Kent Station
Kids ages 6 and under can join an egg hunt from 10:30-11:30 a.m., searching for thousands of eggs stuffed with candy, small toys and coupons. Kids ages 7 to 12 may participate in the scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to noon. Plus, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, coloring and more.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
April 19, Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt at Sunrise Village, Puyallup
Events of the afternoon include a traditional egg hunt for ages 6 and under on the grassy area near Qdoba (kids get to join in at any time); and a scavenger hunt for ages 7 to 12 (get your first egg at the booth outside the Ram). You can take photos with the Easter Bunny, and more.
Time: 2-5 p.m.
April 19, Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Hands On Children's Museum
Learn about dinosaurs while you search high and low for their eggs in the Outdoor Discovery Center.
Price: Included with admission
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
April 19, Easter Egg Hunt at Wright Park- The New Community Church invites the city of Tacoma to hunt for 20,000 eggs and enjoy face painting and bounce castles. Ages 11 and under.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
April 19, Fife Easter Egg Hunt: For the younger kids, the Fife Lions Club and the City of Fife present an egg hunt, face painting, and photos with the Easter bunny at Dacca Park. Ages 3-9.
Time: 9:45-10:45 p.m. (times vary by age group).
April 12, 7th Annual Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt: Pet Connection Magazine presents an egg hunt for kids and their doggies, complete with a dog fashion show, agility demos, and face painting at The RAC in Lacey.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
About the author: Lauren Valencia, a former Seattle pre-k teacher, enjoys freelance writing and editing from Los Angeles. She’s reviving her tan while hiking, practicing yoga, and reading.