Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter

We colored eggs again with our Spin an Egg. I can't tell you enough how much we love them.

We got our first one from a specialty toy store in New Jersey when the oldest three kids were under five and Caboose wasn't born. We would pass it around and everyone would take a turn.

A few years ago I got a second one somewhere. It made things go faster so that two kids could each share one.

Now they sell them at Wal-Mart and places like that for $5 each. We bought two more last year so each child could have their own. I boil four dozen eggs and give each child a dozen to color the way they like.




I purchase the tie-dye coloring kits in the box each year (four of them, of course) because they have the right kind of egg color to use in the spinner. They come in little white packets like you see on our table in five different colors.

Each one of the kids comes up with their own favorite and unique way of coloring their eggs.

Chatty:

Sparky:

Buddy:

Caboose:

After church today we had our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for the kids to find their baskets. This is where the egg was hidden with the first clue (we used to hand them the egg but started doing this last year).

Each of the kids picked an egg to start, but nobody found the clue the first time around.




Caboose finally found the first clue!

For the last clue, they had to find the golden egg in an egg hunt with about 30 other eggs in the rec room.

Success!

4 comments:

Mari said...

Looks like fun was had by all! I love that egg spinner - where was it when my kids were little?

Jeanette said...

awesomeness! I am totally trying that egg spinner next year!

Heather and Reese said...

Wow!!! Your kids are growing up!!!

I've never even heard of an egg spinner! How out of it am I?! (Don't answer that!)

;-)

~Reese

Love Bears All Things said...

I think this is such a good way to have an egg hunt. I'll have to think of that next year..as the children get older it gets harder to make it fun for them..
I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but I like the eggs in the last two photos best. They look like marble.
Mama Bear

 
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