We are very traditional in my family. My parents made it a point to celebrate the different occasions that mark the year with activities that will help us bond as a family. Hard boiled eggs are prepared the day before Easter and we would then be gathered and asked to decorate our own. Then my parents would hide them the night before, and come Easter morning, all the kids in the neighborhood will be asked to participate and we would find all the eggs. What are Easter Eggs?
Easter eggs or spring eggs are special eggs given to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime. The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning. Otherwise, they are generally put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird’s nest.
I put together some very colorful Easter Eggs that made me smile because they made me remember the good old days when my dad was still with us. I hope you can make some for Easter and build some memories with your own kids.