One of the best traditions that my family has is coloring Easter eggs. For some reason the whole process is exciting to me. I like getting out the traditional coloring mugs, watching the tablets sizzle in the vinegar, and bending the wire spoon for dipping; it's all great.
This year Dub and I did the coloring. We put one egg in each of the colors to make plain eggs. Then we made random other eggs. We made a traditional plaid egg, an eighties tribute egg, a jack o' lantern egg (complete with stem), a Christmas tree egg, a sun egg, a Dub special egg, and we tried to patch up the cracked egg with one of those plastic wrap-around thingies. It was delightful.
We have egg fights with our eggs. We don't throw them at each other. Each person picks an egg and knocks the pointy ends together. The one that cracks loses. Then the egg is turned around and the rounded ends are knocked together. If the same egg cracks, that egg is gone. If they each have a cracked end, then the tie is broken with their good ends. The process is repeated (we usually fight at each meal) until there is one egg remaining, and that egg is the winner! Can you see that lime green egg? That is one tough egg. The pointy end is very pointy. It basically drilled a hole into my sun egg. It only has the pointy end left, but it has beaten every egg that it's fought.
And, I also like to joust with peeps in the microwave. It's also fun. It's not a tradition, but it's something one of my friends taught me when I was going to school. We didn't do it this year because nobody bought peeps, but it's fun. Did I mention that it's fun?
Easter is great. It provides great activities AND a time to celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection! Yay!