Today we kicked off Spring Break 2011 with the annual Preschool Easter Bunny Visit and Egg Hunt. I was not sure how the Toddler was going to do with visiting Mr EB, since last year she dove under the table and refused to come out during her birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. I decided to go along for support – just in case she remembered and freaked out again. As you can tell, it wasn't an issue this year.
After hanging with Mr EB for a while, we headed back to the class for a pizza party and made pretzel crosses with icing and sprinkles for dessert. I am always amazed at how well behaved the kids are in the Toddler's class – can you believe not one spill?!! Ten 4-and-5-year-olds for a pizza party, and not a drop hit the floor. I was impressed.
The next task was dying Easter Eggs. In my head I thought for sure this was going to be a disaster as I looked around at all of the pretty Easter dresses. There were two other Moms, the teacher, and I with ten kids – our odds were pretty good that we would keep this under control. To my amazement, the Toddler was the ONLY kid who had dyed Easter Eggs before!! The other Moms said they always figured it was “too messy” and the other children were amazed at how it all worked. So my little “helper” jumped in (or under?!) the teacher and helped with every step.
While all of the eggs were being colored, the Moms and I headed outside… with over EIGHT. HUNDRED. EGGS. There were five moms total “hiding” eggs and it literally took ALL of us to tote them outside. For over 45 minutes we hid eggs all over the play yard – sweating and laughing and admiring how CUTE Easter Eggs have become! From lady bugs to hippos to princess castles to footballs…. boring old Easter eggs are a thing of the past.
After 45 minutes of hiding – and all makeup completely sweat off – we let 42 preschoolers “loose” in the yard.
Collecting filled eggs from Preschool Parents – 2 weeks
Hanging with the Easter Bunny – 15 minutes
Five preschool moms “hide” over 800 filled eggs – 45 minutes
42 preschool children hunting over 800 eggs – LESS THAN 4 MINUTES!
How long memories will last – Forever.