When I was going through the old plastic eggs today, putting little candies and stickers in, I found something from a couple of Easters back – little scribbled notes that reminded me or a great idea! For many years in our family, we had a tradition of sharing Easter lunch with some dear family friends from our church that I grew up with. Life has gotten a little too complicated, and we are focusing on just being with family this year since that has become a rare treat, too! But 2 years ago when we were the hosts in the rotation, I prepared some fun “Ester Egg Questions”, little conversation starters to include all 3 generations in meaningful and playful connection. (Actually, my Mimi was there, too, so it was 4 generations!) Along with the ham, crescent rolls, and deviled eggs on the table, there was a basket of plastic eggs. Each guest was instructed to put one on their tray, and during our “al fresco” lunch on the patio, we took turns opening and asking our questions, then letting everyone share their answers.
Here were some of the Easter/ Spring-time questions, but you could make up your own, or add to these:
- What is your favorite Easter hymn or song?
- Do you have a favorite Easter memory?
- What is your favorite Easter tradition?
- What is your favorite way to eat eggs?
- Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
- If you could be a bunny or a chick, which would you prefer?
- Would you rather creep like a caterpillar or flutter like a butterfly?
- Which holiday do you prefer: Christmas or Easter?
- What is your favorite Easter food?
- What is your favorite Easter candy?
- Where is your favorite spot for celebrating spring outdoors?
- Have you ever worn or made an Easter bonnet?
As far as I’m concerned, this is perhaps the BEST way to use these awful little plastic eggs that take over our homes and stores at this time of year: building brain and family connections! My kids and I sure have had enough candy already, although there is even more to come….