I can’t believe Easter is right around the corner. I feel like spring just sneaked up on us this year. I love holidays and sharing fun traditions with my children. I love the unity and bonding that comes from celebrating together as a family. I think lots of those fun memories come from implementing traditions that you can look forward to together each year.
In our family, we have many Easter traditions, but this hidden basket tradition is one of my favorites. It was a tradition that I grew up with as a child and now I am excited to pass it on to my children. It is such a simple idea yet adds so much fun to the tradition of receiving a basket Easter morning.
Hidden Easter Basket Tradition
Easter morning we would wake up to find a piece of yarn tied to our door knob. If we shared a room then there would be two different colored pieces of yarn. Each colored yarn would be designated to a child.
It was then our job to hold on to our string and follow it throughout the house. Depending on our ages the yarn maze would be more or less difficult.
When we were young the yarn would pretty much take us straight to the basket. Often times as young children the baskets would be somewhere super visible like the middle of a room. However, as we got older the yarn would take twists, turns and sometimes even cross the path of other strings. This make it so we would really have to hold on and focus while following our piece of yarn.
The baskets were hidden in all sorts of different places. Some of the hiding places that I recall from my youth were in the empty dishwasher, the dryer, behind the couch or in a closet. Each year as we got older my parents would try and get more creative with their hiding places and the difficulty of finding the baskets would increase. This made finding the baskets even more fun.
Searching for our baskets in the morning was almost more fun than seeing what we received in our baskets. As we became teenagers and following the yarn was no longer a challenge my parents would just hide the baskets instead. Then we would have to search for and find it on our own.
This tradition really doesn’t take much to pull off. Just a spool of yarn and a little effort to set up. The extra effort will definitely be worth it though as you see the excitement on your children’s faces Easter morning. I hope some of your will be able to enjoy this super fun tradition with your children this year. I know that my children are going to love it.