Egg Hunt & Easter Baskets
After all the egg decorating, it is fun to search
for Easter eggs, outdoors if possible. Incorporate a new tradition
of adding a special Alleluia Egg or golden egg. The person who finds
this egg wins a special prize, or gets to perform a special coveted
Easter baskets are an American tradition, full of
chocolate bunnies and eggs, jelly beans and marshmallow candies.
Originally the Easter baskets were a way to celebrate the end of
Lenten penance. All foods that were forbidden during Lent are placed
in the basket and blessed: cheese, butter, eggs, meats and sweets.
For those that are sugar conscious, the baskets can also include
little toys, books, flowers, religious holycards with pictures of
the resurrection, and a few Easter eggs. There should be reminders
that this is the feast of the resurrection, and not just a day to