Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Egg Hunt at School

The kids love the Spring Egg Hunt every year at their school. The school has grown so now they do multiple egg hunts. Since my kids are in different classes, it didn't surprise me that they ended up in different hunts. They put 3 classes together for each hunt (so 72 kids in each hunt). My concern was that both of the hunts they were in were at the same time on two different playgrounds. I would have to choose which to watch! After helping "hide" the eggs -72 kids each provided 24 eggs for each hunt. When you have that many eggs, you don't really hide them, you just try to spread them out.

I saw that the group Sweet Son was in was more organized. The eggs were "hidden" faster and the teachers were ready. They had the kids lined up and ready to go quickly. The hunt itself only lasts a few minutes. Those kids really clean up. Later the kids went back into the class and divided up the eggs so that each child went home with the same number. I rushed over to the other playground to see if it was also over.

It had just started! Sweet Daughter was thrilled that I got to watch her get all of the eggs. One of the things I love is that the school encourages parents to fill the eggs with non-candy items. We ended up with stickers, poppers, bouncy balls, erasers, and in a few the kids found money (2-3 coins of various amounts).

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Our Easter Eggs

After testing out various methods, here are our finished decorated eggs. We have painted eggs, dipped eggs, marbled eggs, and my favorites - tattooed eggs. I highly suggest just sticking tattoos on eggs. They are neat, easy, and look great.

 Sweet Daughter's Eggs

Sweet Son's Eggs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Painting Easter Eggs

In our quest to continue trying different ways of decorating eggs, the kids suggested we paint them. This seems like a simple and easy idea, so I grabbed the water colors and let them go to town.

The kids focused and had fun trying to paint all the way around when you are also trying not to drop the egg.

They tried holding the eggs various ways, setting the egg on the tray, and just rolling them around.

This did not turn out to be a clean project, but it was fun.

Watching the eggs dry - it's exactly as much fun as it sounds. haha