In pre-Christian celebrations, the egg came about by representing the rebirth of the earth in celebration of Spring. As we all know Easter falls right around the time Spring begins. Spring is about bright, colorful flowers, sunshine, rebirth of a new season and plants. We all know the religious representation it also has but I thought it would be interesting to research beyond that as many of our readers come from different faiths.
People from all across the United States celebrate their Easter egg hunts a little differently. Some use plastic eggs and put little goodies inside them, or some people paint the outside of hard boiled eggs and hide those in places around the backyard or inside the house. Children are usually given baskets as they run around trying to collect the most eggs possible, and then parents or grandparents give out extra prizes for those who collect the most eggs, or to whoever may find the special "golden" egg.
One fun revision that has come about recently to enable all children, even those who are visually impaired to participate in Easter egg hunts is the creation of eggs that emit various clicks, beeps, noises, or music. How cool is that? I think that is a great idea to help include all children because everyone deserves the memory of an Easter egg hunt, I know my memories of egg hunting will stay with me for a very long time!