Happy Easter! Here is how we celebrate. We take the traditional egg hunt and make it our own slightly non traditional Easter Egg hun with just a few twists.
Before we begin, you may be wondering, how did the Easter egg hunt tradition start to begin with? According to the History Channel, “the Easter bunny, was reportedly introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare.” According to Wikipedia, “In South German folk traditions it was customary to add extra obstacles to the game by placing them into hard-to reach places among nettles or thorns.” We don’t go that far but we do hide them in some pretty difficult places!
Our Fun Tradition Of The Easter Egg Hunt:
We always dye Easter eggs together as a family to prepare for our Easter egg hunt. It is a very important part of the process and we have fun working together but separately to create our own masterpiece eggs!
Then we always have Easter egg hunts. I know most people do the special gold prize egg and that is a fun one to try if you don’t do it already. It works out especially well in years where the youngest doesn’t find as many but does find the gold egg. The prize for finding the gold egg is something special which can be anything from a Cadbury egg to a stuffed bunny rabbit. We go smaller with the prize so that the non-winning child doesn’t get too jealous.
First the adults hide the eggs and the kids hunt. We usually do 2-4 rounds of that. Then kids hide the eggs and the adults hunt. We do another few rounds of that too!
It is serious competition! They like to see that we one of us also doesn’t get to have the most eggs and win but we still have fun.
Girls always win! LOL. My daughter is the oldest sibling and I am the fastest parent;)
The kids just love to flip the tables and get a chance to hide the eggs too! They feel important and empowered and they don’t have any pressure to find the most eggs in that round.
What’s your special Easter Egg Hunt Tradition?