Easter traditions?

Erin - posted on 04/03/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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tomarrow morning my girls will wake up to find the easter bunny has hidden little chocolate eggs around thier rooms and throughout the house. when they come into the kitchen they will find a small gift he has left along with some new spring clothes from thier dad and me.i like to take them to church and later we usually do dinner with family. what are some of your family traditions at easter?

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Lori - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughters are now 15 and 12 and they still look forward to see whether or not the Easter Bunny is coming. Ever since they were little there would be a present or two sitting in the living room as well as 1 plastic easter egg, 1 for each. Inside each egg was a note, a clue from the easter bunny that would take them running somewhere else inside the house. When they found that egg it would be another clue and then another sometimes running them outside. Each time they had to come back in the living room and read the note to us before they went to find the next clue or maybe that time it would be their Easter Basket. No matter if we are home in NC, PA or at the beach the Easter Bunny always finds them. My father started this tradition with me an my brothers, I'm 44 now and even on the rare occassions that I could make it home for Easter when I was away at college we would find a plastic egg with a clue...I really thought they would be told "old" to do this this year but both mentioned it in passing a week or two before. We still go to church and dinner but it made getting up early Easter Morning almost as exciting as Christmas Day!. I have come to truly appreciate how much my dad enjoys being a part of our lives and now his grandchildren who are now teens. It was the little things that get passed on that make that occassion even more special. Here's just a quick example of yesterday's clues: We had to sell the house last year due to the divorce so we are in an apt this year. Here was Egg #1 for Aly: Holy jumping-I've been all around town--I went to the house but you were no where to be found. Thank goodness for you that Mr. Jerry knew how to help me find the trail and game the address where they send your mail. (Egg #2 was hidden in our PO Box at the apt complex) Egg #2: I almost didn't get out of this box, one hop in and one hop out and then I was jumping all about. I looked around and couldn't believe that all these buildings looked the same. I then looked up on a porch and saw the beach toys that where were "screaming" your name. (There were sand buckets and shovels still on the front porch,) thus Egg #3: Oh how I love the beach and all of these toys but I've got to get moving to see more girls and boys! So here's you last clue and let's see how you do, if I were a pizza were would I find you! See you next year, Happy Easter! always included is a half hearted picture of a an easter bunny drawn in the corner with a big grin. The funniest part was that Aly look in the freezer, the refrigerator and the pantry, it took here a few minutes to look in the over where of course she found her Easter Basket. Later last night I notice she posted on her facebook page that she had a really fun day. It still makes it worth it every year!

Kelly - posted on 04/04/2010

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We had an egg hunt and activities at church last Saturday. Then yesterday we had the grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin over for a meal and egg hunt. Last night all four kids dyed eggs together (the teenagers enjoy this as much as their little sisters!), then this morning the kids got up early to find their Easter baskets (hidden around the house) full of candy and small gifts, before church. These are all traditions; it would not be Easter without them! Hope everyone had a good one!!

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I'm in Australia.... we had the egg hunt in the garden first thing in the morning followed by eating the chocolate eggs for breakfast!! We then made hot cross buns and in the afternoon we went to the beach and had a sausage sizzle.

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Hey Meghan, I'm from NZ too!.
We hide easter eggs around the garden, along with two big ones (one each for son and sd), then after lunch the kids go hunting!

Meghan - posted on 04/03/2010

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im in new zealand- our easter is today :) (sunday) my son is 3, and this is the first year easter bunny has let him hunt himself (last year we had a string for him to follow, and found eggs on the way) he had a ball! lots of giggles and squels lol. and as nothing is open here on easter day except food places , we spend it as a family, eating chocie, and spent a few hours playing with lego :)

Sharon - posted on 04/03/2010

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Tomorrow they'll find the easter bunny has left the eggs we've colored tonight all over the yard. We even saw his helper tonight.

Then we'll sack out in the livingroom gorging on the crap candy from their easter baskets, eating honey baked ham and a ton of other food. Probably watching harry potter. My hubby will tell the kids the religious part of this holiday at some point.

I'll make deviled eggs & tuna egg salad. We'll snack on chips & dip, veggies & dip. We'll play in the yard. Thats pretty much it.

Silvia - posted on 04/03/2010

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Tommorrow will be my second time celebrating easter with my girls, but it is the first time the bunny hides chocolate eggs and I live in an apartment, so, thanks to your post now I know I can also hide them INSIDE the house as well, and not drive myself crazy finding a near garden!!! Tahnks!

Kimberly - posted on 04/03/2010

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Between my two sisters and I, we have 9 nine kids. They range in age from 19 to 6. They are getting older and as they do, the traditions have changed quite a bit. We went from Easter bunny stuff and pretty dresses and suits to an all out hunt till you drop Easter Egg Hunt. There is always a bonus egg with money to motivate the older kids to help with the little kids. Giant dinners gave way to picnic food. Loaded baskets, at home, gave way to 1 big basket for everyone with a lot less chocolate and sugar and treats that I don't normally let them have or something out of the ordinary...like DVDs, posters, chips, T-shirts and books.

The kids love the fact that they are still able to be included in something that is usually reserved for kids that still believe in the Easter Bunny

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