Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Traditions

My husband is in full Easter Egg Hunt mode. Every year he hides plastic eggs around our house, inside and outdoors, and the kids have to follow clues they find inside the eggs. When they were young, they would find little treats in the eggs along with clues, Hersheys Kisses were a favorite, and at the end of the hunt they'd discover the golden egg stuffed with candy and a few dollar bills.

This year, the kids are twenty and twenty-one and still looking forward to the hunt. And their father has to stay out there ahead of them in terms of stealth and wit.
So he's putting together his own letterbox hunt. He will use public parks and trails. Driving will be involved. The kids will like that. And instead of Kisses, they'll find Wonka bars and at the end... I can't tell you because my husband hasn't told me yet.

He hangs out at www.letterboxing.org, getting ideas. Some kids never grow up!
Do you have an Easter tradition?

15 comments:

Lover of Books said...

My oldest will get his basket in the morning. I don't do easter egg hunt since we live in a two bedroom apartment. But tomorrow I am going to my parent's house with my two boys and my mom was hiding easter eggs with candy tonight. Oh boy, here comes the sugar rush! LOL We will dye eggs on Saturday most likely.
Krista

Mason Canyon said...

I love the whole egg hunt tradition. We don't have children but my DH has a lot of nieces and nephews. When they were growing up they all came to his parents home on Easter. It was always fun. They're grown now and started other traditions. I think it's wonderful that your husband and children continue even with them in their twenties. Wishing them luck in finding the golden egg at the end.

Coffee and Tea Time said...

My son is not into the Easter egg coloring or hunting at all, but that's OK as long as we are together that's all that matters to me. Your husband has a good idea to keep it alive in your house and your kids will enjoy as well. Happy Easter!

Sheila Connolly said...

When our daughter was much younger (she's 25 now) she had many stuffed animals. For Easter I would sneak around and assemble all the bunnies and arrange them around the Easter basket. Hmmm, I think they're all still in the attic. (PS. Love the picture!)

Aryn said...

At our family lunch this year I am hiding scratch off lottery tickets for the adults to find.

Deb Baker said...

Love all the hunting going on. ps. Am glad the egg coloring is behind me.

Linda said...

What fun for your kids! And your husband too. I think it is great that he still plans the Easter Egg Hunt for your kids. When I was a kid my parents hid treats and coins in the plastic Easter eggs for me to find in the backyard. Nowadays, the family gets together for Easter lunch.

Sarah said...

That's a great tradition :-)

Sarah

Diane P said...

We did chocolate Easter hunts even into my daughters' college years. I have Target cards this year to go with the eggs in mini-bags.

jbstanley said...

I love the fact that your kids still get to hunt.

Our tradition is that my kids have to hunt for their Easter baskets. I did this when I was little and never forgave my mom for hiding mine in the dishwasher one year. I couldn't find it and had a huge tantrum!

jbstanley said...

I love the fact that your kids still get to hunt.

Our tradition is that my kids have to hunt for their Easter baskets. I did this when I was little and never forgave my mom for hiding mine in the dishwasher one year. I couldn't find it and had a huge tantrum!

Vicki said...

What a great tradition! I love that he will add a driving element this year.

Andrea C. said...

My dad always gets me a chocolate bunny. His dad did it for him, every Easter since I have been alive I get one. I am 33 and live 3 hours from home, but he still gets one and keeps it until I see him! (He gets one for my husband too!)

Shannon said...

Our favorite tradition is our Annual Lunar Egg Scramble (5th year now). We hide the eggs at night and the kids get out their flashlights and head lamps and scramble around in the dark hunting eggs and prizes. It is hilarious and keeps growing each year as more friends hear about it and want to participate.
And, we are BIG letterboxing fans, too. Every trip we go on, we print out the nearby letterboxes for the area. The kids love following the clues and have started to keep a travel journal of all of the stamps they find.

Maggie Sefton said...

That sounds like fun, Deb. When the kids were little and in elementary, first Christine and Melissa, then Serena and Maria---I used to be the Easter Bunny. I made handmade chocolate candy for the Easter baskets. I did solid chocolate in different molds. I did chocolate filled eggs and other fillings surrounded with choclate. It was a lot of fun and a LOT of work. By the time Serena and Maria were in elememntry, I reruited Christine and Melissa to help me.