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Color Easter Eggs And Smashem

by Mountford Family
(Sydney)

Color Easter Eggs and Smashem!

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!

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Back Home Again...
by: Ken RR

Hi Annie,

I've just returned from my trip to the Philippines to see my wife and now three girls. My oldest came around a little nore each day this time. Thankfully I was getting a lot of help from her grandmother and aunties also. Because she's older now and understands more she warmed much more quickly to me. And I took the advice to let Mom do any straightening out required.

We spent almost 100% of our time together and even though sometimes there were four alarm fires and stress off the charts we gelled again and by the time I left we were all inseparable.

The 'Color Easter Eggs And Smashem' games reminded me of one of our best mornings together.

Just home from shopping, I accidentally dropped an egg putting them into the fridge. My 2 1/2 year old, Kendi laughed and cried out 'Daddy', or maybe she said, 'dropped'.

I cringed and went, 'OOooops!' and laughed with her.

Then I handed her an agg. She hesitated for the slowest split second and then just cocked her arm and threw it at me! And she squealed with laughter as it hit me on the shoulder and landed on the floor, 'SPLAT!'

The squeals attracted my 4 yr. old and she couldn't believe what we were doing when she came around the corner to the kitchen. She begged me for an egg. I gave her one and she fired it at me too. It hit the wall behind me and drooled down slowly to the floor. They were jumping out of their skins now laughing, and jabbering away a mile a minute in their mother tongue,Basaya.

I kinda knew what they wanted, as crazy Dads do.

I said, 'OK, OK,' then I set the eggs on the floor between us and grabbed one and threw it at Nanet. She lunged for another and threw it right at my head smashing on my left temple. Then Kendi rushed the tray and threw one at me.

The fight was on.

The 20 eggs I started with lasted about 20 seconds as one after the other they tried to slime me.

Then I faked a slip and landed in some egg gooo. They both must have split a stomach muscle laughing and sqealing so loudly.

Them Mom came in and shock quickly turned to mirth too as she broke up laughing at us.

We all helped in the clean-up. Except Mom, of course.

That was the best 150 pesos I've ever spent there (or $3.75). We couldn't wait til Easter, because I had to leave on the 4th of April.

KenRR

Hillarious!
by: Annie Desantis

Thanks to the Montford family for such a great game, and Ken I laughed so hard reading your eggy time with your precious girls.

Funny, I was going to email you today to see how it went. I am so glad you had such a great time.

Here's to egstatic Easter fun!

(And Ken I hope you get back to your family as soon as possible)

Annie D :)

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