Wednesday, March 30, 2011

EGGed! An Easter Tradition

Are you ready for some Easter-inspired fun?
My kids are LOVING this!  Introducing...

You've Been EGGed!


For the last few years my kids have really enjoyed the Halloween Phantom that has made his way through our neighborhood.  You might have had posters on doors last October that said "We've Been Boo'd" or something similar.  If you are unfamiliar with this tradition you can surely find more about it with a simple search online.

  I won't go into explaining that here... but that was my inspiration.
I wanted to come up with a fun way to promote the same kind of excitement leading up to Easter.  And what a better way to do that than with Easter eggs, right?

This Easter, I'm encouraging you and your kids to go EGG your friends!  Let's start a new tradition and enjoy some spring time fun!  This is surely an Easter activity your family will enjoy.
Look at that! You’ve just been EGGed!
But do not be alarmed.
We came, we dropped, we ran away…
Your house, it was not harmed.

So what is this before you now?
Just an early spring surprise.
Be quick and look around your yard…
Twelve EGGs lay in disguise.

A secret friend has just dropped by
To share some spring time cheer.
So now you’re it! It’s now your turn
To EGG a house that’s near.

Select a friend, or two or three…
Gather a dozen EGGs for each.
Be sly and hide them, knock and flee!
Leave this message at arm’s reach.

Hang a poster at your door
And now your task’s complete.
Days ‘til Easter aren’t much more…
Aren’t surprises sweet!



Here's how it works...

 Collect a dozen plastic eggs for each friend you plan to EGG.
  

Fill the eggs with treats or other small prizes.

  Make copies of the EGGed Poem and Poster HERE.
revised 3/2013
You will need one copy for each friend.  These are in color, unlike what you see below... so if you have a color printer they will look even nicer.  We rolled the two pages together and tied them with a ribbon.

Plan your "drop".  You want to find a time to hide the eggs in your friend's yard when they aren't out and about, and not likely to catch you!  Be sneaky, quiet and quick!  We thought that dinner-time was the best time to pay our visits.

Hide the eggs around your friend's yard.

Leave then empty egg carton (if you choose) with the Poem and Poster at the door step.
Ring the bell, and run!!

Here we are waiting from afar as Wesley's best friend is discovering the surprise.
The kids were so tickled!

I hope you will start this fun tradition with your kids too!



Don't miss the other Easter Crafts and Recipes at Sun Scholars!



 

 

 

 

 

58 comments:

  1. This is an adorable idea-and your kids have a new tradition they will never forget!!

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  2. Found your blog not too long ago and I love your ideas!

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  3. What a great idea! I think this would be fun with Zavi and Ami--Rosie's boys! Thanks, Rachel and Carmen!! xx, Cora Mae

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  4. I smiled when I saw this because a friend of mine Elfed us @ Xmas time & I remember saying to her "we should do this @ Easter time & say you've been Egged". Great minds think alike I guess! LOL

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  5. I bet the kids love hiding the eggs! How do you keep the cost down? My favorite is the picture of your kids peeking through the car window, their excitement is practically dripping off of them!

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  6. Thanks everyone! We used plastic eggs from previous years, and I bought a few bags of candy. Though... we could have just done with some jelly beans in the eggs. So really, it didn't cost much to pull off. We chose to do four houses, only because the kids were so tickled to do this with their friends, they couldn't decide who NOT to include. They loved it!

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  7. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing! :) I think my girls would love "egging" our neighbors!

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  8. This is so cool. I'm going to bookmark this for next year (when I'm a little more organized!) Thanks!!!

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  9. I have read about the holloween phantom, but this is such a great idea!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $20 store credit from My Carrie Creations to get a backpack withyour kids favorite disney/other cartoon(Dr.Suess/Fancy Nanacy and more) characters. All you have to do is leave a comment.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/20-store-credit-from-my-carrie.html

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  10. FUN! I love doing the Halloween one so this is super cute to do too! Thanks for sharing and linking it up!

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  11. I love this idea! I am a new follower. Found your blog on the Paisley Passions linky party. Love your blog and can't wait to read more!

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  12. What a fun cute idea. I would love it if you would share it at my Monday linky party, its still going on from this week, or stop by in a few days for the next party.
    Hope to see you
    Crystal

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  13. I love this idea! I am stopping by from the blog party. Be sure to stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have a couple of giveaways going on (hair bows and Starbucks)

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  14. i love this tradition!! my kids are big chickens when it comes to ringing and running but they always warm up to it. haha.
    jen

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  15. Super idea! I know EGG-XACTLY who I'm "egg'n" this Easter!

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  16. love this idea and I am linking to it on my blog thanks for sharing

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  17. My house has been egged before - but this egging is way better.
    Will have to do it!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This is GREAT! We did something similar to this for Valentine's Day- we called it a Heart Attack. We just left plates of goodies with a scripture and a note. It's such a great way to teach kids to love serving others!

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  19. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Super cute! I'm definitely going to have to give this a whirl!

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  21. This is a great idea! I am totally doing this!

    Kelly

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  22. Love this, how fun! stopping by from More the Merrier Monday

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  23. I LOVE THIS!!! We are so doing it!!

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  24. What a fun idea! Now you've got me thinking...

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  25. Oh for cute! Can't wait to start this in our neighborhood. :)

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  26. Thanks so much everyone!!! My kids have loved this. They were SOOO hoping someone would stop by and EGG them... and finally it did happen! Guess we'll be out EGGing again this year :)

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  27. adorable idea! Thanks for sharing it! Your newest follower, Kim @ tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com. I'd luv it if you stopped over.
    found you through Stephanie Lynns spring roundup!

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  28. Very cute! Thanks for sharing this idea. In the past we have done "Some Bunny Loves You" secret deliveries to various friends and neighbors, but this would be a fun alternative this year!

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  29. Oh I love this! We've done the boo'd thing before but this is really cute too! :)

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  30. Cute as cute! A really fun idea- kids rarely get to do the "hiding" part so they would enjoy this! You are so talented!

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  31. Aaaah what a nice way to egg your friends! Would you like to pop by our place?!?! ;-)

    Lovely!

    Maggy

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  32. I think I'm going to give this a go with our best friends!! Thanks for the idea!

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  33. What a fun idea to do as a family, I shared a link to this activity with my readers.
    http://whatwouldangelado.blogspot.com/2011/04/springtime-fun.html (feel free to check it out if you'd like)

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  34. Absolutely adore this idea. The kiddos must just flip....I think I would love it just as much as them.

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  35. Such a fun idea!!! Totally on my list of things to do! I featured you over on my blog today if you want to come by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/five-fabulous-finds-5.html

    Kelly

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  36. We did it this weekend. My daughter picked a friend from school. I looked up her address and we did it after church when we knew they'd be at lunch. It was the wrong house! Guess someone got a surprise!

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  37. What a fun idea! ( it reminds me of May Day baskets when I was a little girl! ) =)
    Melissa

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  38. Cute idea! Following you now from an Easter Craft linky!
    michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  39. This is really cute!! We like to "Snowball" our neighbors at Christmas time.

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  40. What a cute idea. I'm going to change the wording a little bit and egg coworkers cubes.

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  41. I have already bought the eggs to try this,even my 16 y/o thinks it will be fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi! What a fun game - but when I click on the link to print the "You've been egged" sign, it doesn't work. suggestions? Thanks!!

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    1. I just tested the link and it should be working. Please try it again and see if you can get it to work for you. If not, I'm happy to e-mail it your way! :)

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  43. We had fun with idea. Thank you!

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  44. Not sure if mentioned but another version of the poem mentions leaving 1 egg empty to signify the empty tomb once Jesus rose from the dead. If you know their religion could be a nice addition. Either way a fun & inexpensive idea!

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  45. The link also did not work for me. Hope it is fixed soon so we can "egg" our friends. :)

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  46. Thanks for those of you who notified me of the problem with the link to download the poster. I have had to recreate it, and the new and improved file has been added to this post! ENJOY!!! xoxoxo

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  47. This is such a great idea and I really want to do this with my son this year. I just downloaded the poem but the first page has a large pink box where it should say "Egged". I'm not sure if others have had this problem (I have a Mac). Also, there is a box around the egg image on the 2nd page that looks a little funny and doesn't appear on the example on your website. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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