Why do we hide and hunt eggs on Easter?

As the Easter season draws close, I've noticed all the cool egg coloring kits starting to pop up in stores.

So why do we hunt these colorful tasty hard boiled eggs on Easter egg hunts?

Here is the answer

The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in pre-Christian celebrations of spring. However, the Easter egg itself was defined by early Christians as an Easter symbol of the resurrection of Jesus: the egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which Christ arose.