This year we decided to do something a little different for the Easter holiday. Instead of the traditional painting of Easter eggs, which we inevitably would end up slopping together an hour before bed on Easter eve, we got our creative juices flowing and planned an Easter shed hunting trip, where we would have the kids paint and hunt antlers instead of boring old eggs!
We gathered up a bunch of older little antlers that had been collecting dust on the side of the house and decided to give them a new life! I just happened to have every color in the rainbow of spray paint so we loaded them up and set out on what we hoped would be a new Easter family tradition.
The kids had no idea we had this planned so when we started pulling out the paints and antlers they both were a little confused, once we explained the plan they were all game! They had a blast painting the antlers and we were quite entertained ourselves!
The next morning the kids got to go on their “Easter Antler Hunt” to find the colored antlers scattered under bushes and trees (we didn’t make it easy on them) afterwards we announced what each color of antler’s prize was. (a date with mom to the movie, or a day at the batting cages with dad etc…) Really valuable prizes, time spent with each other! Instead of wasting a bunch of $ on things that would be lost or broke by the end of the day. This was a memory that won’t soon be forgotten. My husband and I realize our kiddos aren’t going to be little for too much longer and want to instill the love and value of the great outdoors that we have come to appreciate so much. Hopefully we can inspire you to include your little ones in your shed hunting adventures.
My husband and I are avid outdoors enthusiasts and to be able to share this experience with our kids was very special experience. When I said forget the eggs I really meant it! Get some little sheds and let the kids spray paint them. Then hide the sheds just like you would find them when you’re out on an actual hunt. Great training Check out our photos for more fun family shed pics this Easter!