There’s nothing like a good tradition to make for happy memories, and Easter is a great time to get out there and create some of your own for your kids to remember in future years.
When I was little, I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my younger brother with a hard boiled egg and a packet of felt tips, and having great fun colouring them in and decorating them.
We then entered them into the village ‘egg rolling’ competition.
This comprised of a big ramp that you all put your egg atop, and on the count of three you let go of your egg and cheered it down to the bottom. The one that rolled the furthest won a prize.
This is where smart and simple eggs ruled. I remember laughing one year as some that thought they were all clever with their fancy schmancy decorated eggs covered in feathers or with an outfit on to be dressed up like Humpty Dumpty or whatever would come unstuck halfway down the ramp/slide and grind to a pathetic halt at the bottom.
Whereas the streamlined felt tip ones decorated by the children (yeah, not the parents!) hared on down to the finish line and rolled above and beyond.
We all got a Smarties Easter egg for taking part though. (It was always a Smarties Easter egg.)
The husband remembers a summer fete he once went to where you had to throw and catch an egg to each other with the aim not being to drop and smash it.
I think that could be another Easter tradition in the making.
As for the small people of this house, the egg decorating goes on in the form of decorating them for school in Juniors.
The 10 year old had fun decorating this egg with gold paint, ribbon and gems.
I always do an Easter egg hunt too, and hide eggs around the house and outside for them to find, with clues to find them.
What Easter traditions do you have? I’d love to hear them.