In case you haven’t heard, the Waikiki Aquarium is holding it’s annual Seahunt (Easter Egg Hunt)  on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

Registration is taking place now. If you’re a member, you would have received a flyer in the mail by now. If not, you can register online. FOWA members at most levels are FREE. If you’re not a member, the cost is $10 and that includes your admission to the aquarium. Other additonal costs incude the Go Fish game, a Seahunt t-shirt, and food at the event.

This year we  participated in 4 Easter egg hunts.

The first was the Waikiki Aquarium Seahunt. This has become a yearly tradition for our family. If you haven’t attended this egg hunt, you’ve been missing out. It’s really organized nicely so there are always enough eggs for all the children. You get assigned to a specific time but you can always go with a later group. They also have picture taking with the Easter bunny, craft activities, fish pond game, and food booths.  Of course, you can also visit the exhibits too.  One of the main reasons I enjoy this egg hunt is that it’s really family oriented.

Daughter #1 enjoyed it the most since she’s old enough to participate fully. Daughter #2 kind of just tagged along since she was not very interested in the egg hunt. So I didn’t get any really good egg hunt pictures. Daughter #1 and Daughter #2 enjoyed  the craft, esp. coloring the paper bag.

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These are some goodies that Daughter #2 received in her Easter eggs and her fish pond goodie bag.

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barnyardeggresize2We also attended the Barnyard Eggstravaganza at my cousin’s church in Aiea. The had crafts, pony rides, bounce houses, food, and the Easter egg hunt. It was a lot of fun for the keiki. The egg hunt was indoors (see photo) and it was decorated to look like a farm with paper cut out animals.  See below for the duck pond. The eggs were scattered around in the shredded paper. It was adorable!

 

The “vegetable patch” was a cute photo op for the little ones. Here’s Daughter #2 standing in the onion patch (yes, she’s blacked out). Daughter #1 decided to pose with the tomatoes, even if she doesn’t eat tomatoes.

 

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Daughter #2 participated in the Baby Hui Easter egg hunt by herself since Daughter #1 was in school. The Baby Hui egg hunt was held at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe. This egg hunt is great for the toddlers since it’s aimed at 0-3 year old children. There were craft activities (playdough, coloring, etc.), a sand table (filled with rice), games, and the egg hunt. You may have seen the egg hunt on KITV news with Pamela Young. She interviewed a few children at the egg hunt.  At this egg hunt, we traded in our eggs for goodies like bubbles, small toys, or crayons. 

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The last Easter egg hunt that we participated in was at Manoa District Park. It was so crowded that there was a line to get into the gym. The park director wasn’t even sure if there were going to be enough eggs for everyone.  This egg hunt was divided by age groups so each age group had their own egg hunt area. That was a great idea! Daughter #2 wasn’t interested in finding eggs (as evidenced from prior egg hunts) so she just tagged along with Daughter #1 in the age 3-4 group.  Each child was allowed to find something like 5 eggs. Within our age group, there were about 5 special eggs filled with a little note indicating that you were the winner or either a special basket or goodie bag.  Daughter #1 found a special egg so she received a special goodie bag. Besides the egg hunt there was a craft activity and picture taking with the Easter bunny. Each child also received a goodie bag filled with juice and snacks from the Impact Volleyball Clubs.

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My girls had their full of Easter egg hunts this year! Now I have a whole bunch of pictures to add to their scrapbook. The sad thing is that I don’t have even 1 picture with both girls looking into the camera and smiling at the same time.  Oh well, c’est la vie!

If you’re looking for a fun event for your toddler, this is the event for you!

The Baby Hui will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday, April 7th 2009.  This event is FREE and open to the public. Besides the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, there are crafts and games for your little one.

Here are some pics of a past Baby Hui Easter Egg Hunt when it was held at Nu’uanu Park.

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The location has changed this year. It will be helt on the windward side at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden (Kahua Nui Pavilion) in Kaneohe. The address is 45-680 Luluko Rd.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Hope to see you there!

P. S. Don’t forget to bring your own Easter basket!