16 April 2006

Easter Egg Hunt

We have the tradition of searching for Easter Eggs on Easter Sunday Morning. Australian Easter Eggs are hollow chocolate eggs, wrapped in colourful foil. (Cadbury's has a large selection of eggs, for example.)
It was very surprising to discover that in America the eggs were plastic and filled with a selection of candy. The only chocolate eggs were either little or filled.
The children were very glad to experience "real" Easter Eggs again!
We don't worry about any of that Easter Rabbit stuff.
We label three eggs for each child, Lana and I and Lana's parents. The rule is that each child can only find their own eggs or those of the adults. Once found they are placed in a central basket. The littler children have eggs easier to find, and the older ones can't pick them. It's a great system and stops all of that greed and chaos we saw at some of the hunts in which we have participated in the past. Too many times some children had lots and others few or none.
Unfortunately we also have a tradition of losing some of the eggs! Today we misplaced three. Two of these were later found so one is still missing. We were prepared with enough spares. Someone may find a bonus egg when they are playing.

Update: Renny Bakke of Norway has shared his Easter Egg Hunt. It is well worth checking out his exciting day!


patternnuts said...

At our home we use hollow plastic ones filled with things like coins and stickers)
When I was a child it was tiny solid chocolate ones.....
Depends entirely on the family, and in Maine the weather (we do so indoors every year as it may be raining or snowing here at Easter!)

DavidofOz said...

It was an odd sight for us to see the stores filled with plastic eggs and large bags of candy. "Where are all the chocolate eggs?" we asked ourselves until the shocking realisation that there WEREN'T any!
It was just another cultural difference we didn't expect.

RennyBA said...

We have the same tradition but in Norway it's under quite different circumstances. Take a look at my blog if you like to learn about it!