Easter Egg Lunch Hunt

Lunch time has never been so fun!
Kaylee and I decided to do something a little different with lunch! We filled Easter eggs with all sorts of lunch items. Bite sized lunch items. Even little peanut butter & honey sandwiches.
Since Kaylee and Aaron were going to both be finding these, we marked the ones for Kaylee with stickers and the plain ones would be Aaron’s. This would make splitting up lunch a little easier.
Then I got busy and hid the eggs before Aaron’s kindergarten bus arrived.
Kaylee ran right up to the bus and handed Aaron a basket. He hit the grass running.
After the eggs were found, the sorting began. It was such a beautiful day (as all of the days here in Ohio have been the past couple of weeks) so they enjoyed their little lunch outside. I usually hide eggs with little snacks as a fun afternoon activity, but Aaron liked how there were sandwiches too so I think we’ll do lunch eggs more often.

Update! 3/30/2012
I filled Dallin’s lunch box with Easter eggs the today as a fun “last day before Spring Break” lunch. He loved it and was very surprised when he opened his lunch box. He said that when he saw them he said, “What the heck?!?!?!?” and all of the kids in his 2nd grade class came over to see. They thought it was “SO FUNNY!!” and liked watching him open each and every egg to see what lunch item was inside.


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  1. This is too fun – looks like a blast !! My kids would love it too :)

  2. Oh my… I love it! I pinned it :)

  3. That looks like so much fun! I love the idea of putting food in the eggs :)

  4. What a great idea! Looks like your kiddos loved it! This is a must do for me now. Thank you!



  5. What a great idea! I’m going to have to try this!

  6. That is a fantastic idea!

  7. What a wonderful idea! Will definitely be doing this one! :)

  8. SUCH a cute idea, so doing with my niece when she’s older!

  9. Very creative! I think this would also be a fun treat for a child that takes a lunch or treat to school…so much more fun to find a bunch of brightly colored eggs than a couple of plastic baggies.

  10. Two things: I’m a grown up (last kid soon to leave the teen years) and *I* want a lunch in eggs! How fun! Second, I’m repinning this to my Bento board, because it is cute, clever, nutritious, and let’s add another clever in there :)

  11. I absolutely love this idea, and I want to do it. Thanks so much for sharing it. Very clever.

  12. Oh!! How clever and such a fun idea! My kids would love this! I may try it out!

  13. What a darling idea!!

  14. What a fun idea!

  15. If I had little ones at home, I would be doing this for sure. What a fun idea. I’m sure your kids had a blast.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

  16. This is the BEST idea!!! My girls are going to be all over this one. Thank you so much! Sometimes, the meal preparation is such a drag over and over and over again. I’m sure the kids feel the same – this ought to liven things up.

  17. LOVE this, so fun! Definitely going to try it with my daughter.

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  18. Such a cute idea:) Thanks for sharing!!!

  19. Such a cute idea for lunch. :-)

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    Have a great day!


  20. Fabulous idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Such a cute idea!

  22. This is such an AWESOME idea!! I am in love with it. :D Brilliant.

  23. This is such an amazing idea! Way to add some fun to lunchtime!

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  24. What a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing!

  25. What a great idea! We actually shared in on Family Sponge today— thank you for the inspiration! Look forward to reading your blog more.

    Jen at Family Sponge

  26. Oh my gosh… I am TOTALLY going to pack my daughter’s lunch like this on the last day before Easter! IN LOVE!

  27. I will definetly try this with my two little girls! They will love the novelty and enjoy all the tiney foods!!

  28. Oh wow! What an awesome memory for your little ones! I am SO excited and am going to try this with my three year and 11 month olds! My toddler doesn’t want to eat anythinnnnnnng at the moment so maybe this will do the trick and be fun at the same time? Pinning this idea.

    Would love if you would link it up too on my party going on now at Teagan’s Travels!


    Happy Easter,

  29. Brilliant. Totally pinning this asap. What a fun idea.

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

  30. THANKS for the lunch-in-egg idea! I used it for my daughter’s lunch at preschool!

  31. Thanks so much for the idea!! Did this for my 1st grader and Kindergardener’s lunches today and sent them to school with the egg carton as their lunch box. they LOVED it!! So much that I had to do a half-carton for my preschooler to take for her snack. Yay!! Super-mom!!

  32. So awesome to heaar KDodson!! How fun! And kuddos to you for preparing that 3x!

  33. This is simply brilliant! Thank you for the idea! It’s nice to fill easter eggs with something besides candy.

  34. We usually have lunch/dinner around 3 with the in-laws on Easter Sunday. That’s tough for a 7 year old. If I feed him lunch, he isn’t hungry at 3. But it is too long for him to wait to eat.

    I am going to use this idea (found you on Pinterest, btw) and put mostly fruits with a couple of small protein items so that it will tide him over until we have our main meal.

    EXCELLENT idea.

  35. I’m doing this today for my sweet girl! Thanks for sharing this adorable idea! :)

  36. So I did end up doing this, and my kids had a blast! They thought it was so much fun and enjoyed all the surprises in the eggs (we had cheese sandwiches, grapes, banana, tiny teddies, savoury crackers and ham).

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. A moment that every kids will cherished.

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  38. Just a thought. You might want to check and see if the plastic eggs are food safe. Sometimes you never really know what is being put in the plastics that might leach into food.

  39. Saw this on Pinterest earlier this year and did it for my kids’ lunch at school. They loved it! Thanks for the great idea.

  40. Thanks for the fun idea! My daughter’s birthday is in April so last spring I filled up the eggs for their lunch. It was fun to see how they all ate them differently. Some ate one egg at a time, some emptied them all out at once.
    I didn’t hide them, but maybe next time I will…

  41. Hi, good idea thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love this idea. . . . i clicked through a pin on pinterest, but it came up as a suspicious link and I had to bypass that to get here. Just FYI.
    Can’t wait to surprise my girl with this in her lunchbox on Friday!

  44. This one caught my eye right away. Love it.

  45. Such a fun mom! I have to do this! Love it. Linking back to my blog. Darling.

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