One of the best activities I can remember growing up was looking for Easter baskets. My parents didn’t give my sister and I them, as 1). They didn’t really have the money and 2). They figured grandparents would spoil us enough.
So, for me the hunt for Easter baskets would take place at my grandparent’s house with all my other cousins that would travel far distances to also be there Easter weekend. This took place in a good, small town, farming community (yes, like Mayberry). The town was spread out, and my grandparents lived in an awkward looking old house they kept building onto each time they cranked out a kid (6). This house was located on a really large lot with many trees, gardens and bushes one could hide Easter baskets in!
Oddly enough, I would always see one of my cousin’s grab my basket before me and say, “whoops” and hand mine to me. I would then cry and make my grandparents re-hide it somewhere (give me a break, this is devastating when you are 5 years old!). Don’t worry, I got revenge. I eventually got older (and faster) and was soon finding their baskets before them!
The Easter baskets did not include much, if any, candy. My grandparents filled it with so much more. Memories and activities that are lasting me my lifetime. Today I’ll share mine with you and maybe you will want to pick up some of these traditions too! [Read more…] about Fill Easter Baskets With Healthier Options: Activities & Memories!