Posted April 20, 2011 by admin in Lifestyle

Hunting for family tradition? Just add eggs


As Easter approaches, it’s likely you are planning some sort of fun activity for your kids. Though this religious holiday does not match Christmas in its influence on mass spending, many still manage to squander a small fortune in honour of it.

If you are looking for a less expensive way to celebrate, try incorporating an egg hunt into your Easter tradition. Kids of any age will enjoy the activity, which can be adapted to suit different cognitive levels and personal interests.

If organizing a hunt for older kids, develop more complicated clues and be sure to include riddles and trivia. With younger children, encourage a race between siblings, or reinforce some of their basic knowledge. For example, hide an egg behind differently coloured objects throughout the house and leave them to identify each colour in order to find the treats.

If reinforcing healthy food habits is important to you, use plastic eggs for the hunt instead of chocolate and hide small surprises inside, such as temporary tattoos, stickers, or individual beads to collect and then create a necklace.

By combining such an activity with others, such as a big family breakfast, a visit to a local farm to witness the baby animals being born, or a day of playing board games, you are creating happy memories for you and your children. Whatever the entertainment, quality time together is what will establish family traditions.

What are your Easter traditions?