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Easter Egg Hunts

Hosting an Easter egg hunt can be a fun way to encourage kids to explore your garden.

Scout your landscape in advance to figure out the best hiding places. Look for safe nooks and crannies in tree trunks or large rocks. Keep everything within a child's reach, and avoid placing eggs near any spiky or irritating plants.

It's okay to use hard-boiled eggs. Just don't allow them to be out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. At the end of the hunt, check for any cracked eggs and throw those away.

Another option is to use plastic eggs that can be filled with any number of treats. You could even fill large plastic eggs with seed packets and get the kids excited about starting a new gardening project.

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