Hey mom or dad, right after you're done reading through this list of Easter egg hunts I want you to immediately ask your kid to clean their room; then I want you to remember how long it takes them to actually do it.
You see, when you tell a kid to pick up a bunch of random things off the floor in their room, they're all like "nah fam;" but when you tell them to go pick up a park littered with Easter eggs, they're off like a prize winning stallion at the Kentucky derby. Maybe you just need to start stashing candy and cash inside the drawers where their clothes are supposed to be.
Or just let them be kids because their rooms are supposed to be messy and it's way more fun to hop, skip and jump like Easter bunnies in a public park filled with colorful and sometimes edible Easter eggs.
Here's where you can take your kids to find all of them.
April 5th at the Winnebago Public Library. 210 N Elida St, Winnebago, Illinois 61088. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Get more details on their Facebook invite here.
Try something different this year with an Easter egg hunt in a swimming pool. This Friday, April 7th, hosted by the Oregon Park District, 304 S 5th St, Oregon, Illinois 61061. 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM There's a hunt for swimmers and non-swimmers; learn more here.
Flashlight Egg Hunt & Glow Party
You'll need a flashlight and dancing shoes for this one; the Belvidere Park District says there will be an Easter egg hunt, a DJ dance party and glow sets for the kids this Friday, April 7th. It will be held at the Rivers Edge Recreation Center, 1151 West Locust Street, Belvidere, Illinois 61008; 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM. For admission prices and more click here.
Up for a drive? Enjoy "springtime fun" with an Easter egg hunt, crafts and pictures with the Easter bunny in Janesville, Saturday, April 8th, at Mercy Health North, 3400 Deerfield Drive. 9 AM to 10:30 AM. Interested? Click here.
Carnival in the Park & Easter Egg Hunt
Grab your Easter basket for the Carnival in the Park and Easter Egg hunt at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday, April 8th. 10 AM to 12 PM. There will be games and a special visit by the Easter bunny. Read more on Facebook here.
The Launch Kids at Heartland are cordially inviting you to their Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday, April 8th, at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S Alpine Rd, Rockford. 10 AM to 12 PM. Get more information here.
This Saturday, April 8th, take a drive to Garden Prairie Park for their annual Easter egg hunt from 3 PM to 4 PM. Click here for information and directions.
Woodstock Jaycees 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
This is the 53rd year that the Woodstock Jaycees has held an Easter Egg hunt, they must do it up big. It will be held at Emricson Park, 900 W South St, Woodstock, on Sunday, April 9th, from 12 PM to 3 PM. Get your tickets here.
Dolphin Swim Club Loves Park Egg Hunt
Mark your calendars for the Dolphin Swim Club's Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9th, at Dolphin Swim Club of Loves Park, 6501 Rock Valley Pkwy. 1 PM to 3 PM. They have an entire day planned full activities, see the full list and schedule here.
Coral Cove Family Fun Center Easter Egg Hunt
Who knew Coral Cove could be more fun than it already is? Their 4th annual Easter Egg hunt is Friday, April 14th, 586 Progressive Lane; they have three times available- 10 AM,1 PM, and 4 PM. There are age guidelines and admission, get those details here.
Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt
Follow the bunny trail to Oxford Park for the Edgewater Neighborhood Association's annual "eggstravaganza," Saturday, April 15th from 10 AM to 12 PM. Find more details on their Facebook invite here.
Ollie's Frozen Custard in Sycamore is having an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 10 AM. For directions and details click here.
The Rock County Historical Society invites you and your entire family to the the Rock County Historical Society grounds on Saturday, April 15th, 426 N Jackson St, Janesville, Wisconsin. The event includes eggs, treats, bunnies, fun and it's free. Learn more here.
Saturday, April 15th, the Patriots Gateway Community Center and Zion Lutheran Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for kids up to age 12 at Gateway Park at Fifth Street and Sixth Avenue from 1 PM to 2 PM.
Get the kids ready to bunny hop all around Gantry Park and downtown Beloit during their Easter Eggstraganza on Saturday, April 15th. They'll have a fun zone with bounce houses and participating businesses will have fun stuff for the kids, too. Visit the Downtown Beloit Association's Facebook page for more information.
EGGstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Kids Spot in Roscoe is holding their very first Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15th from 1 PM to 3 PM. Click here for registration and admission.