It’s hunting season — for eggs, that is — and no license required. Head to these community hunts for loads of Easter fun:
▪ The Meridian Optimist Club’s 40th annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. sharp Saturday, April 15, with police and fire department sirens. Kids 10 and younger, and those with special needs, can hunt for treats at Meridian Elementary School, 1035 NW 1st St. All age groups go at the same time in separate lanes that are divided by age and ability. There is complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and water. You can also make a donation. MeridianOptimist.org. Free.
▪ Go for a swim and seek sinkable and floatable eggs at the Nampa Rec Center’s Easter Egg Swim from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the pool, 131 Constitution Way. You also can use the inflatable kayaks and the diving well will be open. Kids 5 and younger are at 1 p.m.; ages 6 to 8 can hop into the pool at 1:30 p.m.; ages 9 to 12 take over at 2 p.m. Bring a plastic bag to collect your eggs. Free for members. Day pass: $2.25 for 5 and younger, $6.25 for 6 and older and 65 and older, $8.25 for 18 and older. NampaParksAndRecreation.org.
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▪ If you need more excitement in your egg hunt, then search for them in the dark at the Nampa Rec Center’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. Meet at the Rec Center, 131 Constitution Way, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15. The hunt starts after dark and goes until 9:30 p.m. You must bring your own flashlight and bag. $3 at the door. NampaParksAndRecreation.org.
▪ Hunt for thousands of eggs filled with candy and other surprises at the annual Caldwell Egg Scramble, Saturday, April 15, at Memorial Park, 618 Irving St. If you find the special eggs in each age group, you can exchange them for prizes donated by area businesses. The fun begins at 10 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and younger can visit the Easter Bunny and receive a sack of eggs and prizes. Free.
▪ From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, hit Spring Fling at the O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St., Caldwell. You’ll find an egg scramble, scavenger hunt, dance exhibition, inflatables, vendors, a raffle with prizes and more. CityOfCaldwell.org. Free. The Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m.
▪ Head to Meridian’s Kleiner Park for all kinds of Easter fun at Capital Christian Church’s annual community Easter Egg Hunt. Kids 10 and younger can search for more than 100,000 eggs at hunts at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 15. There will be jump houses, bubble soccer and more fun stuff, and don’t miss the skydiving bunnies. They’ll drop in at 12:15 p.m. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, 1900 N. Records Ave. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from the church parking lot at 2760 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian, to the park. Free. CapitalChristian.com.
▪ Kids 11 and younger can go on an EGGventure Hunt with an inflatable obstacle course, slides, bounce houses, a climbing wall, bubble soccer and giveaways. It’s from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Life Church, 3225 E. Commercial Court, Meridian. 658-8800. Free. LCBoise.com.
▪ The Cathedral of the Rockies will hold its annual Easter Egg Drop from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at its Amity Campus, 4464 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise, for kids from preschool to 6th grade. 362-2168. Free. CathedralOfTheRockies.org.
▪ Kids 12 and younger can go on a Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Engage Boise, 270 E. Pennsylvania St., Boise. Kids will go in two groups. Registration starts at 7:45 p.m. 336-1925. Free. EngageBoise.com.