Most of us can remember hunting for brightly colored hard-boiled eggs at Easter as kids, but why?

A Huffington Post article notes that, the tradition of decorating and hunting for eggs in the Spring is older than Christianity. The egg is a symbol of rebirth and fertility in many cultures around the world, so it is no surprise that it has become part of a celebration of resurrection for Christians.

The Quad Cities has a wealth of Easter egg hunts for kids to take part in.

DAVENPORT - The 2017 Egg-stravaganza Egg Scramble takes place at Centennial Park, 1112 W. Beiderbecke Drive, Davenport on Saturday from 10am-1pm.

Another cool hunt in Davenport is the Spring Celebration and ECO Egg Hunt at Nahant Marsh on Saturday from 9-11am.

A traditional hide-and-seek egg hunt will be followed by a GPS Scavenger Hunt for older attendees. The cost is $5 for member children; $7 for nonmember children, with all proceeds going to support environmental education and natural resource projects.

BETTENDORF's Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Crow Creek Park on Saturday with games and activities will beginning at Noon. The Hunt itself begins at 1 p.m.

MOLINE - Kids ages 8 and under, are invited for the 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Riverside Park Field (3300 5th Ave. Moline) on Saturday, April 8th. There will be 12,000 candy-filled eggs hidden around the field for children to find. Other activities include a visit from the Easter Bunny and McGruff the Crime Dog and a fun bounce house provided by Quad City Bouncy!

Moline will also be holding a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 9-12 years old. Candy-laden eggs will be hidden around Riverside Park Field (3300 5th Ave. Moline) to discover beginning Saturday at 8pm. Kids must bring their own flashlights.

Both events are FREE and open to the public.

ROCK ISLAND - A free Egg Hunt will be held Saturday at Lincoln Park from 9:30-10:30 am.


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