Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt 2011

This morning was the local Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Federation of Churches. A great time for all of the kids in town--especially as the rain held off.

The picture to the right shows just a small section of the event, with a some of the Kindergartners. There are four areas set up by age group.

It's fun to watch. Most of the kids start out going for certain colors. Then they get serious and, as a dense pack, move across the the field in unison, almost like locusts, snatching up every egg remaining in sight.

Inside the eggs, a note reminding the children that Jesus loves them, a piece of candy, and a small percentage have a tag for a prize to claim. My daughter (the Kindergartner) got a kazoo, a notebook and a small puzzle. My older daughter (Jr. High) helped set up and distribute the prizes. Smiles and laughter everywhere.


  1. Small towns are wonderful. The concept of "family" extends beyond the ancestry tree. Glad you all had fun.

  2. Yes, Dean, family can sometimes very much extend beyond that.

  3. Looks so fun! I have a kindergartner too, and one in Jr. High. And a bunch in between. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  4. We did have a great Easter, Angie. Hope you did too.

  5. I enjoy watching Easter egg hunts as much as the kids have gathering the eggs. You are right about "almost like locusts". The effect is amazing to watch the ground go from colorful to yellowis-green in seconds!

  6. Yes, Sandy, multi-colored to green in a mere instant.