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Yarn Maze Easter Basket Hunt

On Easter morning last year, I was laying in bed feeling like a bit of a Failure Mom.  I had gotten up and filled the kids' Easter baskets and then laid back in bed and waited for them to wake up.  I had some fun Easter baskets, but we hadn't done anything fun that year.  No dying eggs.  No Easter hunts.  Nothing.

But inspiration hit while I was laying there.  

I got up and grabbed 4 different colors of yarn.  I started at Mini Me's doorknob and tied one end of the yarn.  (I had to make sure it was loose enough that he could get out without too much trouble.)

Then, I wound the yarn around everywhere in the living room, kitchen, dinning room, bathrooms--everywhere upstairs.  At the end of the string, I tied his Easter basket and hid it behind the piano.

I took the next color and tied it around Daredevil's door knob and did the same thing.
Then I repeated that for the older two.

When the kids all woke up, they were amazed at the maze.  They had a blast following their colors around the house to find their Easter baskets.  I think they had more fun finding their basket than what I put inside them.

It was a COMPLETE success and I went from Loser Mom to Mom of the Year.

Mom of the Year will be back again this year and maybe this time, we'll expand the maze to the whole house!  None of us can wait for the fun to begin.

What unusual Easter traditions does your family fun to make the holiday more fun?


  1. What a clever idea - the kids look like they had a blast! I would love for you to come by and share this on Fluster Creative Muster Party. It starts tomorrow at 6pm EST. Hope to see you there!

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,


  2. What a fun idea ... my kids would just love that! I love that you turned the morning into such a special memory. Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

  3. That is a really good idea, and it looks like our Easter egg hunt will be cancelled this year as it's too cold. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks like so much fun! My son would have an absolute blast! We just might have to do something like this! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. We'll be featuring your idea tomorrow, so come by and check it out!

  5. What an excellent idea! Bet they had loads of fun :-) Thank you for sharing at ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

  6. Great fun! You are not a loser mom! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again.