It's that time of year again! Time to take your little ones to some Easter egg hunts and activities. Here is a list of local ones that you can check out.
The plastic Easter eggs that people use are generally not biodegradable. Please save them to donate back to the place doing the egg hunt, give them to a teacher, or reuse them yourself. If you do not need them please don't trash them. Plastic pretty much stays in the environment forever, so we need to do what we can to reduce, reuse, and recycle the millions of plastic eggs used each spring around the country! There are environmentally friendly versions available (here), but it may be a little late to order them. Keep it in mind for next year. Here is an article on having a environmentally friendlier Easter.
Note: Most of these celebrations are free family event. Donations may be appreciated. Also, your child should take a basket to put their eggs in during the hunt. Some Easter egg hunts are divided by age groups (so that a 4 year old is not doing it with a 12 year old).
March -9-31, 2013 - Pictures with the Easter Bunny
The Volusia Mall is offering pictures with the Easter Bunny. You can view the package and time info here.
March 23, 2013 - EGGstravaganza
This egg hunt event will take place in Deltona at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, located at 1200 Saxon Blvd. It will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon. There will be an egg hunt, bunny, and festivities. Parents should not be late. Egg hunt is for ages 2-10. There are 25,000 eggs for this one (please read my note about the plastic eggs above). For more information call 386-878-8900.
March 23, 2013 - Easter Extravaganza
Held at the Hollyland Park in Holly Hill, this will be from noon until 3:00 p.m. There will be a free Easter egg hunt, vendors, games, raffles, and more. Located at 1066 Ridgewood Ave.
March 23, 2013 - South Daytona Christian Church
The South Daytona Christian Church, located at 2121 Kenilworth Ave., will be hosting The Great Egg Hunt starting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be egg hunting, face painting, crafts, snacks, balloons, games, and more.
TUMC Easter Egg Hunt March 23
Join us at 10:00 a.m. for an “eggs-cellent” Easter celebration! Bring an Easter basket! Register your guess of how many malted milk chocolates to win the whole jar! Stop by and speak with the directors and teachers of the All4Kids Afterschool Program and the Montessori Creative Art Preschool (a VPK-certified provider.)Little hands can visit the Craft Room to make a watercolor butterfly magnet, a flower necklace, an Easter frame, get take-home Easter coloring sheets, and more! (Open until 10:30.) Then enter the Sanctuary to hear Pastor Kandace recount the EASTER STORY. At 10:45 the Easter Egg hunts begin! Children in 2nd – 5th grades will search in the Prayer Garden (to the east of the church); and younger children with gather eggs on the playground to the west. (Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.) Refreshments are provided compliments of the TUMC Nurture Committee. Cal 672-6722 for more information.
March 24, 2013 - Easter Family Celebration
The First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach, located at 336 South Halifax Drive, will be holding an Easter Family Celebration. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will feature a potluck lunch, egg hunts, crafts, and more. There will be an Easter bunny there for photos.
March 30, 2013 - Family Easter Party
The Tomoka Christian Church, located at 1151 W. Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach, is having a family Easter party. It will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon. There will be egg hunts, sno-cones, popcorn, music, etc.
March 30th Giant Helicopter Drop Easter Egg Hunt
At Calvary Christian Center 1687 W Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach at 10:30am. Over 12,000 eggs, prizes, bounce houses and more. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter.
March 30th Easter Egg Hunt
At Calvary Christian Center South Campus 794 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach 11am. Thousands of eggs, bounce houses, prizes and food.
March 30-31, 2013
The Central Florida Zoo is having a special Easter activity.
March 30, 2013 - 1st Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt
This egg hunt will start at 10:00 a.m. and be held at the Port Orange City Center circle.
March 30, 2013 - 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The City of New Smyrna Beach will be hosting an egg hunt at the Old Fort Park, located at 210 Sams Ave. The egg hunt will begin at noon. They will also have free food and activities.
March 30, 2013 - Meet the Easter Bunny
Walgreens, located at 1625 Taylor Road in Port Orange, is having a special meet the Easter bunny event. It will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Receive a free 4x6 photo with the Easter bunny. For more info call 386-761-5578.