This is the most awesome game to play at Easter with your kids, and makes a fab couple of hours out in the fresh air, AND it’s fantastic exercise! Egg Rolling is so much fun!
The tradition of Egg Rolling, also known as Pace-Egging, goes back hundreds of years, from the Old English word for Passover; Pasch, or Pesach. Competitions are help all over the country so there’s bound to be something near you, otherwise just go along to a suitable public hill and roll away!
- Boil some eggs, one for each family member, until very hard (10-15 minutes), then allow to cool.
- Get your kids to decorate them; felt tips, glitter glue and nail varnish work well; then allow to dry. You might have to do half an egg at a time, and rest them in egg cups to dry before decorating the other half.
- Wear some suitable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing – we don’t want anyone moaning they’re too cold/wet/uncomfortable!
- Climb to the top of the hill and let each family member take their egg.
- After a count of three everyone rolls their eggs down the hill – keep an eye on where yours goes!
- Here comes the exercise bit – run down the hill to collect your egg, then climb back up again!
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until everyone’s eggs have smashed up. The winner is the person who’s egg lasted longest before smashing up beyond future use (you can keep going if there’s only a bit of the shell broken).
After all that fresh air and exercise you’ll all be ready for a hearty and healthy meal or snack, and you can almost guarantee everyone will sleep very well that night! Well, chocolate egg induced sugar highs permitting, or course….