Easter egg hunts are fun for everyone

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No matter where a person lives in this country, holiday traditions pretty much follow the same rules.

Christmas trees typically have lights and presents, Halloween decorations focus on scary images and the Fourth of July gives us a chance to express our patriotic nature.

Easter is no different. Each year Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of  Jesus.

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A secular tradition that coincides with the religious celebration is the Easter bunny bringing children a basket of treats. Additionally, someone hid a bunch of eggs for them to find.

This tradition is just as much fun for the children as it is for the adults. It’s like a game of hide and seek, except the adults get to watch the children try to find the brightly colored eggs hidden in a grassy area on a spring day.

As the children set out, baskets in hand, they try to find as many as they can.

It’s hard to have a negative memory concerning hunting for Easter eggs.

But there’s been a change to the eggs, plastic candy-filled variations.

Many families still practice the art

of dyeing eggs in preparation for the holiday tradition, but plastic eggs are becoming increasingly popular.

That’s probably because boiled eggs may not be as enticing to children as plastic eggs filled with sweet treats.

But let’s not forget that it’s still fun to create colorful eggs at home.

Plastic eggs have advantages; if they go undiscovered in the hunt, there won’t be the rotten egg smell in the yard.

However, in case you are considering giving up the age-old tradition of dyeing eggs in order to use plastic ones, think back to your childhood and recall the fun you had with your family as the white shells took on a hue you selected. 

It might be a mess, but the years of memories are worth the cleanup.