More eggs, more candy (Mar. 22)

March 18, 2008

I have word of two more Easter egg hunts on Saturday — just in case your kids haven’t loaded up on enough chocolate bunnies, jellybeans and Peeps already!

One is in the park and playground area just south of Soulard Farmers’ Market on Saturday (Mar. 22) at 1 p.m.  Unfortunately there’s no Web site about it, and the posters plastered around the neighborhood stick pretty much to the basics of date and time … the only detail of note is that participants must be under age 10.  As always, bring your own basket.

The other is at the St. Charles County Youth Activity Park on Saturday (Mar. 22) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The 25-acre skateboarding/rock climbing/trail hiking complex provides some challenging terrain for the older kids (age groups cap out at 12 on this one) — and one of the special draws is an “extreme” egg hunt for skateboarders and rollerbladers. However, each hunt has a limited number of slots, so you’d best reserve a spot by calling 636.561.4964 between noon and 8 p.m. For specific times and rules, check out this online news brief or visit the park district’s Web site.

And, if you missed out on the adults-only egg hunt down at Jefferson Barracks, here’s another strategy for recapturing the magic of childhood egg hunts: the beer hunt.  The idea comes from my extended family in Oregon, where it’s a long-standing tradition.  On Easter morning when the whole clan congregates for brunch, the adults organize an egg hunt for the kids, who then reciprocate by hiding cans of beer all over the yard for the adults to find and consume.  Decorating the cans beforehand is optional.

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