Color Easter Eggs And Smashem
by Mountford Family
Color Easter Eggs and Smashem!
This is such a simple Easter Activity, anyone can do it without having to buy anything extra except maybe some extra eggs.
Every home with kids in it would have felt tipped pens to color Easter Eggs with. And of course don't forget to hard boil the eggs! So easy!
It's less messy than dye and even very small children can color Easter Eggs, and of course the older children can do quite complicated designs. It is also much more creative than just dipping eggs in dye - the children can come up with many different ideas for decorating.
We always color Easter Eggs every year, it is just one of our Easter Traditions. It is better to use white eggs but it really doesn't matter.
We make heaps of colored Eggs, and then put aside the best ones. The ones that are smudged or not so precious go into a basket for Smashem, The Egg Smash Game!
The next day, we put the first sacrificial colored Easter Egg into the middle of the backyard. Then everyone chooses another egg and takes turns at lobbing it onto the one in the middle. The smaller children get to stand closer.
We make up different rules each year, and for each round. Sometimes the winner will be the one who moves the middle colored egg the farthest. Sometimes the winner will be the one who lands the closest to the center egg. Or it might be the one who smashes the center egg. Or the one with a whole egg left at the end. Or even the one whose colored Easter Egg breaks first! It is actually surprising sometimes how long an egg can last being thrown around!
We usually sneak in a raw egg to catch someone unawares!
So have some fun with this Easter Activity and put your comments in with your rules - I'd love some new variations of Smashem!