Easter Traditions As A Kid
Easter is this Sunday, and that means it’s time to break out the chocolate eggs and the bunny ears. As a kid, Easter was always one of my favorite holidays. Not just because of the candy, but because of all the silly traditions that came with it.
So, in honor of this festive occasion, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and share some of my favorite Easter traditions as a kid.
- Easter Egg Hunts
Let’s start with the obvious one, shall we? Easter egg hunts were always a highlight of my childhood Easter celebrations. I remember waking up early on Easter morning, rubbing the sleep from my eyes, and eagerly grabbing my basket to start the hunt. My little brother and I would scour the yard, searching high and low for those elusive eggs. Of course, there was always that one kid who found all the eggs before anyone else, leaving the rest of us with just a handful of jellybeans. But hey, that’s just part of the game.
- Egg Decorating
Another classic Easter tradition was decorating eggs. My family would sit around the kitchen table, carefully dipping eggs into cups of dye and creating all sorts of colorful designs. I always took this task very seriously, carefully deciding which colors to use and meticulously drawing intricate patterns on each egg. My little brother, on the other hand, would usually end up with a bunch of eggs covered in scribbles and smudges. But hey, at least he had fun.
- Easter Bunny
Ah, the Easter Bunny. The stuff of childhood dreams (or nightmares, depending on how you look at it). As a kid, I was always a little bit skeptical about this furry creature who supposedly snuck into our house in the middle of the night to leave us baskets full of candy. But I played along, leaving out carrots and lettuce for the bunny and waking up to find that he had indeed visited us. I always wondered how he managed to get all those eggs and chocolate bunnies into our baskets without waking us up. Maybe he had some kind of magical powers?
- Easter Brunch
Finally, let’s not forget about Easter brunch. This was always a big deal in my family, with my mom spending hours in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of delicious treats. We’d have pancakes, bacon, fruit salad, and of course, hot cross buns. My little brother was usually more interested in the chocolate bunnies in his basket than the food on his plate, but I always made sure to savor every bite.
So, there you have it, folks. Those were some of my favorite Easter traditions as a kid. Looking back, they might seem a little bit silly, but they were always a source of joy and excitement for me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to go buy some Easter candy. Happy Easter! ~Parker