With Easter just around the corner, it makes me think of all the fun we’ve had at my house and with friends over the years. Outside of religious beliefs, the best part of Easter
is easily the eggs – there are just so many things to do with them.
Hiding Eggs Outside
When the Easter Bunny
visits your house does he just scatter eggs willy-nilly in the backyard or does he do things with a bit of a clever nature? The Easter Bunny used to just hide eggs randomly at my house, even though we’re a bit older now, but now he’s wised up. He has eggs of a certain color for each of my family members. When we were young, I’d look for the purple eggs in some fairly obvious places. Now that we’re a bit old for the regular game of hide-and-seek eggs, we have a more sinister way to play.
The Easter Bunny hides the eggs and in the morning we’re turned loose to find our eggs. We each have a set number of eggs, perhaps fifteen or so, in our color. If we find our eggs, great! Into the basket they go. But if we find an egg of another color, you can’t take it, but you can certainly hide it again in a better spot. This means that our Easter egg hunts are rather commando in nature. You try to find your own eggs before siblings hide them in outlandish places. Of course, you do exactly the same thing to their eggs. It’s just so much more fun that way!
Hiding Eggs with Friends
Of course there is the family Easter
, but there’s plenty you can do with Easter eggs for your friends, too. If you can convince them to come over, you can play commando Easter egg hunt with them as well, or you can hide their eggs at school for them. If you know your friend’s locker number, you can just open it and put eggs inside throughout the day. Or get some heavy tape and tape the eggs to her locker. Imagine how funny it would be if a group of you “egged” the lockers of your other friends. They come to put their books away and find ten eggs stuck to the outside of their lockers. Just be sure you don’t use a tape that will take the paint off or you’ll find yourself in trouble.
Eggs are great for after school as well. You can hide the eggs on a friend’s car. Skip the tape since that can cause some problems on the paint, but if you test it first, you might be able to use some removable sticky squares to “egg” her car in the parking lot or in the driveway. If you’re feeling really naughty, you can use plastic wrap to hold the eggs – and her doors – in place. She won’t be able to drive until the wrap is removed, just be sure the engine’s not hot or you might have some melted plastic wrap and some burned fingers.