The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

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What are your favorite Easter traditions?  I’m partnering with Zonderkidz to share my family’s traditions and for a fun Berenstain Bears Easter Story giveaway… read on!

For us right now, Easter is all about family time and very centered  on this little girl:

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

My adorable granddaughter brings us all so much joy!  We want to carry on all our family traditions with her and also see to it that she has a loving, fun-filled Easter each year.

Each year, we begin our day at mass followed by a huge potluck family gathering filled with plenty of delicious dishes.  Like many families do, we also host an annual Easter egg hunt for the kids.  The older kids (and adults) hide the eggs throughout the farm yard and the little ones have a delightful time finding them.

This is my favorite moment in our Easter celebration as it’s just so wonderful to see them all in their Sunday best roaming through the fields and how their faces light up when they find an egg!  Over the years, we’ve learned a few things like

a) be sure to count your eggs before hiding them so you know if they all are found at the end
b) it’s better not to hide them too well or too high up, this can be frustrating for younger children and will make them loose interest in searching.  The joy is in the discovery and the easier you make it for the little ones, the better time they have overall.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

In addition to our family celebrations, we also put together Easter baskets for the children (big and small!)  I still make Easter baskets for my older children and even my hubby, it’s just a fun way to gift them a little extra love and Easter magic on this special day.

One thing that I always include in their Easter baskets is a book.  They always get too much candy, so I like to scale back on the sweets and include items that give us the opportunity to spend more quality family time like games and books.

This year, THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE EASTER STORY by Jan & Mike Berenstain will be in my granddaughter’s basket.  I’m over-joyed to shared this special book with her because the Berenstain Bears are beloved friends in our home.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

My daughter received a book and a video from my mother for Easter (twenty-four years ago!) My sons grew up with the Berenstain Bears, too.  To now share these beloved bears and their stories with my granddaughter is a real treat.

In THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE EASTER STORY, the cubs are candy-crazy this Easter! But Missus Ursula and some Sunday school students tell the cubs about the true meaning of Easter. The book includes a sheet of colorful stickers and activities and questions designed to further your child’s understanding of the lessons in the book and why Easter is such a meaningful holiday for Christians. It’s recommended for ages 4-7, but I think children of all ages will enjoy this inspirational story at Easter-time.

If you are looking for a terrific gift to add to your child’s Easter basket, a wonderful activity for a Sunday school setting, or a new family tradition to start, visit Amazon to purchase The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story for your family!

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

About the Berenstain Bears

Stan and Jan Berenstain published the first Berenstain Bears book in 1962, and the series has gone on to capture the hearts and minds of children across generations and across the globe. In the 50+ years since “The Big Honey Hunt,” the Bear family has grown from three to five members; the Berenstain Bears have been translated into over a dozen languages; and over 300 million books have been sold worldwide.

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Do you have a favorite family Easter tradition? 


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Annette
    • March 20, 2018
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    Here in south Louisiana, egg paquing (pronounced pocking) is our tradition.

    • Carolsue
    • March 21, 2018
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    Our favorite thing to do at Easter is color eggs, then go to the park and hide them!

    • mami2jcn
    • March 21, 2018
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    We love having an Easter egg hunt at home.

    • manda shank
    • March 21, 2018
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    We love decorating eggs.

    • LauraJJ
    • March 21, 2018
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    I think my favorite is our Easter Egg hunt we do at my parents house every year. All the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids come over and we hide eggs for the kids to find. We have so much fun with it and have a nice dinner afterwards.

    • Kelly D
    • March 21, 2018
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    Our favorite tradition is to have an Easter egg hunt with my kids and their cousins.

    • Fiona N
    • March 21, 2018
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    My favorite tradition is to bring my son to my sister house and do Easter egg hunting with my nieces and nephews, and then we go out for dinner 🙂
    Thank You ?

    • Kim Henrichs
    • March 22, 2018
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    We love to do Cascarones eggs!! Also we’ve been known to do adult egg hunts with money. lol

    • Lauren
    • March 22, 2018
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    We like to do an egg hunt every year.

    • Nicole Martin
    • March 22, 2018
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    We always do an Easter egg hunt.

    • nickie
    • March 23, 2018
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    We have an Easter egg hunt.

    • Ellie Wright
    • March 23, 2018
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    We have a family brunch and Easter egg hunt.

    • Paula Michele Hafner
    • March 23, 2018
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    We eat the candy in our Easter baskets for breakfast on Easter morning then we get dressed up and go to church.

    • susan smoaks
    • March 23, 2018
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    i love the easter egg hunt, it has always been my favorite.

    • Jennifer W
    • March 23, 2018
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    I love making potato salad with the dyed eggs – you get some colorful bites!

    • McKim
    • March 23, 2018
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    We always go to an Easter egg hunt in a tiny town a few miles from where my grandsons live. There are move people that attend than there is population of the town!

    • Elena
    • March 23, 2018
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    we like to decorate eggs

    • Lisa V.
    • March 23, 2018
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    The whole family and friends get together for a fun day decorating eggs and dinner.

    • Liz N.
    • March 23, 2018
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    We love the egg hunt at my granny’s house! All the little kids get to participate!

    • Denise M
    • March 23, 2018
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    We always have a nice lunch/dinner and watch Easter Parade

    • Jessica W.
    • March 23, 2018
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    We attend the neighborhood Easter egg hunt every year.

    • Barbara Lima
    • March 23, 2018
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    Coloring eggs and going to church.

    • Margaret Smith
    • March 23, 2018
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    We dye eggs, have a Easter egg hunt with all the kids in our family, including cousins and we and our relatives eat Easter dinner together.

    • Margaret Knoll
    • March 23, 2018
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    Our favorite traditions include church in the morning, family lunch, and of course, the Easter egg hunt!

    • Anne Higgins
    • March 23, 2018
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    We go to church in the morning making sure to notice the large rabbit foot prints on the grass leading to our home (unless it is raining) When we return we notice a large empty basket with the beginning of a scavenger hunt – which starts after we have a meal as a family. ALWAYS FUN!

    • vera wilson
    • March 23, 2018
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    Sunrise service and putting flowers on family graves.

    • jj
    • March 23, 2018
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    Having a ham brunch/dinner with family and relatives.

    • Kathy D
    • March 23, 2018
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    Love to hide eggs for the kids even when they got to old

    • angie depue
    • March 23, 2018
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    yes we have a family tradition for all the grandkids to come to our house the night before Easter to color eggs. Then Sunday Easter morning we go to church come back to our house for Easter lunch and a huge Easter Egg Hunt!!

    • angie depue
    • March 23, 2018
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    We have a huge Easter egg hunt at our home with all the grandkids after Church and a big Easter lunch!

    • Eileen Boyce
    • March 23, 2018
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    Going to church and to eat out.

    • Sonya Morris
    • March 23, 2018
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    Going to Mass and eating dinner with the family.

    • KATE USHER
    • March 24, 2018
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    Decorating eggs, when the grandkids get older start the egg hunt again, CAN N OT WAIT!!

    • Sara Perrera
    • March 24, 2018
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    We do an Easter egg hunt at my mom’s house that involves a bunch of kids and there is even a golden egg for them to find.

    • jennifer barr
    • March 24, 2018
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    egg hunt

    • Karley Moore
    • March 24, 2018
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    Our favorite Easter tradition is hunting eggs. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • kathy Persons
    • March 24, 2018
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    We always go to the sunrise service

    • Kyl Neusch
    • March 24, 2018
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    having an Easter egg hunt at home

    • Azeem Isaahaque
    • March 24, 2018
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    We love egg hunting on Easter

    • heather Kaufman
    • March 24, 2018
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    We love easter egg hunts in the neighborhood.

    • Rebecca Simons
    • March 24, 2018
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    Easter egg hunts Grandmas

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    We have an Easter Egg hunt in my parents back yard for all the kids in the family.

    • Amy D
    • March 24, 2018
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    Yes, I do a Easter egg hunt around the house with the kids. We also bake Easter treats and visit the Easter bunny at the mall.

    • beth shepherd
    • March 24, 2018
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    We enjoying decorating Easter eggs together. It is so much fun. Thank you

    • Linda G.
    • March 24, 2018
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    We go to church in the morning than go to Grandma’s house for an Easter egg hunt and dinner.

    • Julie Bickham
    • March 24, 2018
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    My Mom always had a Easter egg hunt for the grand kids every year.

    • Vidya
    • March 24, 2018
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    Our Easter traditions are egg dying Ang going on egg hunt

    • Julia Baxter
    • March 24, 2018
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    As kids we used to have flashlight easter egg hunts in our backyard. I can’t wait to have kids to continue that tradition.

    • Lauren Becker
    • March 25, 2018
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    We tend to all go out for a brunch, which is always nice!

    -Lauren

    • Helen
    • March 25, 2018
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    My little girl loves the Easter egg hunts the best

    • Helen
    • March 25, 2018
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    My little girl loves the Easter egg hunts the best.

    • Erica B.
    • March 25, 2018
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    Easter egg hunt!

    • Amanda L.
    • March 25, 2018
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    We love to go to mass on Easter sunday.

    • Marianna
    • March 25, 2018
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    Dying eggs

    • Lasonda
    • March 25, 2018
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    We have an Easter egg hunt.

    • Jennifer H
    • March 25, 2018
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    Our favorite tradition is dyeing eggs and then hunting for them in the morning!

    • Rosanne
    • March 25, 2018
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    Our Easter Egg hunts were always the high point of Easter

    • jenny
    • March 26, 2018
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    I love seeing my children’s faces when they wake up and see what the easter bunny brought! I also love our huge family feast in the afternoon!

    • Beth
    • March 26, 2018
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    The Easter Egg Hunt is my favorite tradition.

    • Antoinette M
    • March 26, 2018
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    We like coloring/decorating eggs.

    • Tara Darity
    • March 26, 2018
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    Our favorite tradition is the egg hunt before a big ham dinner!

    • julianne Peebles
    • March 26, 2018
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    Easter bunny leaves a basket of treats. Family, and naighbors go to church, make lunch, and Easter egghunt

    • Timothy Anderson
    • March 26, 2018
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    We love the Easter Egg Hunt

    • Wendy R.
    • March 27, 2018
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    Honestly, we don’t have any Easter traditions. We do like to get together though.

    • Leela
    • March 27, 2018
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    Church and family dinner.

    • Kerry P
    • March 27, 2018
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    I do not have an Easter tradition. when my kids were little, it was the baskets. I’m going to start that tradition over again with my grandchildren.

    • Dandi D
    • March 27, 2018
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    We like to be together with family and have an Easter egg hunt!

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    I normally go to my friend’s aunt/uncle in-laws where they invite their whole big family and all the kids and we bring eggs with things in them and put them all over the yard for the kids to find. And we eat bbq!

    • Jenny Q.
    • March 27, 2018
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    We love decorating eggs and having an Easter egg hunt.

    • Ed
    • March 27, 2018
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    A feast made by Mom!

    • EMMA L HORTON
    • March 27, 2018
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    WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE AN EASTER EGG HUNT SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL….AND THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.

    • Kristin McCall
    • March 27, 2018
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    My family always hides Easter eggs and lets the kids find them.

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    yes we get egg baskets for the kids and hide eggs around the house!

    • Tina Reynolds
    • March 27, 2018
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    We have an easter egg hunt

    • Arlene Perkins
    • March 27, 2018
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    Coloring the eggs and hiding them.

    • Karen Gonyea
    • March 27, 2018
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    Easter Egg Hunting is my fav tradition !!

    • Jennifer H.
    • March 27, 2018
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    We go to the park and have a picnic.

    • John H.
    • March 27, 2018
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    We have a picnic at the park.

    • laurie emerson
    • March 27, 2018
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    My favorite Easter tradition is getting up early and going to sunrise service. I love seeing the sun come up.

    • Lisa
    • March 28, 2018
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    I love coloring eggs!

    • samantha Mcgrath
    • March 28, 2018
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    my favorite Easter tradition is the huge meal my whole family gets together for. then we do a huge Easter egg hunt with over 500 eggs since I have have 14 nieces and nephews who come.

    • Janine
    • March 28, 2018
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    Easter brunch and an egg hunt are our traditions!

    • Ashley C
    • March 28, 2018
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    I love decorating Easter eggs

    • Jeremy McLaughlin
    • March 28, 2018
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    We have an easter egg hunt

    • shelly peterson
    • March 28, 2018
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    We like to color eggs and do an egg hunt.

    • Carolyn Daley
    • March 28, 2018
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    If my nephew is visiting we will set up an Easter egg hunt for him.

    • clynsg
    • March 28, 2018
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    As with so many others, our major traditions include decorating eggs, having an egg and candy hunt for the little ones and new outfits for church.

    • kathypease
    • March 28, 2018
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    We usually have a big ham dinner with the family

    • Lana
    • March 28, 2018
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    I have no traditions

    • Tiffany Tellerday
    • March 28, 2018
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    We go to church and have dinner afterwards

    • Candie L
    • March 28, 2018
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    My kids loved hunting Easter Eggs. Thank you

    • Vicki D.
    • March 28, 2018
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    When my kids were small, I always took them to an Easter egg hunt. Now that they are grown, they come home and we have a traditional ham dinner.

    • Peggy Rydzewski
    • March 28, 2018
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    Having my family home for Easter dinner makes my heart happy.

    • Erin M
    • March 28, 2018
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    We’ve always gone to Coney Island for Easter which is opening day at the park.

    • Kelsey Vinson
    • March 28, 2018
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    We go to one of the state parks every year for their Easter celebration

    • laura bernard
    • March 28, 2018
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    We egg hunt!

    • Gina Ferrell
    • March 28, 2018
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    My favorite Easter tradition is dying Easter eggs, baking a Easter cake and an Easter egg hunt with my family and friends.

    • Trisha Musgrave
    • March 28, 2018
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    My favorite tradition is decorating eggs, then having the kids find them!

    • Julieh
    • March 28, 2018
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    My favorite Easter tradition is our family egg decorating party and egg hunt.

    • Philip Lawrence
    • March 28, 2018
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    My favorite family Easter tradition is color dyeing hardboiled eggs.

    • Vikki Billings
    • March 28, 2018
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    We all get together the day before Easter and dye eggs, then on Easter we have an Easter Egg hunt for the kids and then we have a big family dinner!

    • Sand
    • March 28, 2018
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    We make confetti eggs and hunt for them. Then smash them on each others heads.

    • Sand
    • March 28, 2018
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    We make confetti eggs and then hunt for them. We then smash the eggs on each others heads.

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