Sunday, April 12, 2009

Aaron's First Easter Egg

I've actually never been on an Easter Egg hunt. Up until I was 11, I didn't even know about Easter eggs. So, I'm not really into the chocolate-y side of Easter. But then again, apart from the symbolism of re-birth, I saw today that its something fun for children.

After the 2.5hr Easter Mass this morning, they announced that there was an Easter egg hunt for 3-10 year olds. Great! Some fun for Aaron.

I thought it was a good effort by the parish to organize this. They also had other activities for older children. And for the adults, free food and a band! It was meant to be a sort of Easter party.

Back to the egg hunt. Firstly, they didn't look for the eggs. They were to look for little red flags instead. I was a little disappointed in the way they hid these flags in clusters. For example, flower pots had about 5 flags stuck in them so whoever saw it first got ALL the flags. Also, some flags were hidden in the trees where no little kid is going to look and can't reach anyway.

We let Aaron try to hunt for the flags himself at first but as other parents went in to help, Richard did too. The area for these little ones was all muddy from the rain.

Aaron is in the white shirt behind the tree stump.

Here's Richard trying to guide him. He eventually picked up a flag that somebody else dropped.

And here's the red hard boiled egg that he claimed with his red flag.


Bilbo said...

it sounds as if Easter Egg Hunt organizers in Palembang need some help in doing things right. Perhaps you could volunteer to organize it next year. I must say, though, that the idea of the flags (which could be exchanged for real eggs later) may not be a bad one if the ground is going to be nasty. Happy Easter!

vw: granzygo - what you say to your dog Granzy when he's lying in the wrong spot.

Amanda said...

Yes, now that I know they organize things like this, I'll definitely volunteer. All the kids really enjoyed themselves!

Mike said...
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Mike said...

The hunts that I've been involved with have divided the kids into 2 year groups. (2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, etc) That makes the hunt a little more fair. It's a little more work for the adults, but I think it works out better.

fiona said...

Happy Easter darlin to you and yours!
I agree with Mike, that's the way we've always done it!