Also, when I was young, we often had an Easter Egg Hunt the day before Easter. My dad would hide eggs and candy in the yard. All the kids in the neighborhood were usually invited to participate. Below is a picture of one such group of egg hunters, taken in Independence, CA in about 1949 or 1950.
Top picture is me, bottom picture is me on left with Vicky Underhill.
When I had children of my own, we continued these traditions -- but I added one more. At our house, the Easter Bunny hid the baskets and left a trail of clues to find them!