We’ve all had plenty of time to get our ducks - or perhaps chicks - in a row this year as Easter is late coming! We’re all having to wait until mid April to crack open those eggs. Whenever Easter falls we always take a family trip to Papa and Grammas’ house to celebrate with the Aunties and Cousins. It’s a big family affair and Papa always puts on a big Easter Egg hunt that keeps the kids occupied for hours.
Somehow the Easter Bunny always knows to go to Papa’s house instead of our house. This might have something to do with the kids writing said bunny of Easter a lengthy and pointed letter each year to remind him of our Spring vacation plans and the change of venue. Adding to the excitement are special touches like Mr. Bunny leaving a foot print trail around the house so the kids absolutely know that he’s been there. You try crinkling up your foot into the shape of a bunny paw…sheesh, the things we do to keep traditions alive. I am a bit concerned that my husband seems to be as shocked as the kids on the paw print trail and I may have to have a heart-to-heart discussion with him over the viability of human sized magical rabbits.
Another great tradition for us is to wake up on Easter morning to little hollow plastic eggs with secret notes inside scattered around the homestead. Open the egg and read a rhyme that tells you where to look for some seasonal presents. The presents can be hidden anywhere from inside the dryer to outside in the backseat of the car. The adventure is more in the finding than the little trinkets that make up the booty. A pack of Easter stickers or a bag of Kinder Mini Eggs is always a favorite. To cap the day, decorating eggs is always a fun activity for the whole family.
This year our hunt will be helped along by the fantastic package we KinderMoms received from Kinder® containing everything we need to create an egg hunt. You could win one of these packages too – visit the Kinder® Canada Facebook page on April 8, 10 and 12 where a basket will be up for grabs.
Kinder® has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 of these baskets to CMN hospitals. As well, Kinder® will be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.