I almost feel silly putting this up. I'm sure everyone is over Easter by now, but we had some fun this last Saturday before I came down deathly ill (don't worry, I'm better now), so I wanted to share.
I haven't really "done Easter" since I started college. I do Lent pretty regularly, but I just don't throw a big bash for Easter. I think this is because while I find the whole Easter Bunny, crappy chocolate, chick tchotchke thing horrible and ridiculous, I find the attempt to cheesily re-Christian-ize the holiday just as ridiculous. "Resurrection eggs"? Really? Also, our church is not at all liturgical -- we don't do anything special for Easter. I kinda wish we did, but we don't.
This leaves me with a few options: become Catholic or Orthodox, or just pick and choose whatever festivities sound good and I feel up for in any particular year.
Well, this year I picked an egg hunt, because I thought it would be fun for Lucy.
I bought some plastic eggs at the dollar store and filled them with number and letter magnets, stickers, those little pills that dissolve in water and leave you with an animal-shaped sponge, apple slices, walnuts, and "bars". These all thrilled Lucy to no end, so don't think you have to put candy in your Easter eggs. You don't. In fact here is a bunch of suggestions for things other than candy to put in eggs.
The animal sponge pills were a huge letdown. Either I'm remembering them wrong from when I was a kid, or these dollar store ones were particularly crappy.
[She didn't even find them all before she wanted to sit down and open them. She had plenty, I guess.]