Kearney Area Children's Museum finding ways to keep Easter spirits high

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Easter is right around the corner, and one of the greatest holiday traditions for kids are the big Easter egg hunts.

A bag is ready to be filled up with Easter goodies at the Kearney Area Children's Museum.

The Kearney Area Children's Museum has celebrated the holiday with their annual Egg-stravaganza event for the past decade.

The event was known for its several familiy activities and their massive Easter egg hunt.

The virus shut that down this year, but that wasn't going to stop the celebration.

"We are all about creating educational experiences and bringing families together in a fun way," said Jennifer Beck, the Director of Community Engagement at the Kearney Area Children's Museum. "Even though we were really sad to cancel our Egg-stravaganza event, we knew this Egg-stravaganza in a bag, would be a great way for families to celebrate together and do some fun activities."

With a $10 purchase you can pickup a bag from the museum that will include ten eggs filled with candy, along with coloring sheets and other arts and crafts.

You also have the option to get extra goodies for an additional $5.

All orders must be made buy April 9th. You can purchase those bags on their website.

To add to the fun, they are placing one golden egg in a random bag.

"Nobody knows what bag that's going to be in, but if you find the golden egg it will have a coupon in it," said Beck. "That will get you 25 percent off an item in our gift shop."

They know these are difficult times, and want to do anything they can to keep spirits high.

Which sparked another idea to get the entire community involved, the Egg-celent Adventure event.

"We encourage people to make happiness eggs. We have some templates provided they can print off and design their own egg, or they can use crafts and supplies they have at home," said Beck. "Hang them in their window and display them so people that are driving around enjoying this nice weather, can try to find these happiness eggs."

Their Facebook Group has all of the information, along with photos from other members.

Something simple thatmakes life a little more sweet.

"Another great way to get the whole community involved in creating some happiness during this time," said Beck.