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Painting and Rolling Easter Eggs is an old Scottish Tradition that we do every year on Easter Day. It's always fun for the kids (and me, since I have lots of great family memories of all the times we rolled our Easter Eggs!).
Beautiful Easter Prayer: May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God.
So here's the Symbolism of the Rolling Egg :
The Egg symbolizes New Life, Fresh Beginnings and Good Health (always good!).
Rolling the Egg Symbolizes the Stone rolling away from the Tomb where Jesus was Resurrected. Isn't that nice? This is one of my favorite Traditions to do every year.
If you have a child with Egg Allergies and you still want to do this activity, you can use the little Plastic Eggs you can pick up at Walmart and just put a special wee treat in each Egg.
What You Need:
A Dozen Eggs
Markers, Crayons, Paints, an Egg Coloring Kit (optional but fun!)
Boil all the Eggs. We live in a High Altitude Area (Calgary, Alberta), so we have to Boil our Eggs for 14 minutes, but normally it would take about 7 or 8 minutes for Hardboiled Eggs. Some of the Eggs will crack, so save them for a wee snack later, and Paint the Eggs that are perfect.
Put the 'Good Eggs' in a Bowl of Cold Water so they can cool down enough so you can hold them in your hands.
I always put the eggs back into the Egg Carton so they can dry off completely before you start to paint or draw on the eggs.
This is a fun Family Activity, so get everyone involved.
Pack up your Fancy Painted Eggs for a Picnic. Bring along some Salt to sprinkle on the Eggs, if you like that (I do!)
Find a nice Hill to roll your Eggs down. Everyone runs after their Eggs and keeps tossing them down the hill until they break. Peel the shell off carefully and enjoy. Lots of Laughs! If you bring your Dog, watch how funny it is to see them try to get to the eggs first!
That's Cara and Aidan painting their Eggs on Easter, and Aidan madly running after his egg. Then we went over to what we call 'the Mountain Park' with Cara's Friend, Jenise, and we all rolled our Eggs.
That's our Dining Room, all set up for Easter Morning -- pretty, eh??
And here's lovely wee Tia trying to score some Chocolate for herself!
And these are our 2005 Easter Eggs -- and I made a special one in Honor of Ellen Degeneres' 300th Show! (You know I love Ellen!!)
Can you see Aidan on his Easter Egg Hunt in this picture? Click on it to make it bigger to see him better... Oh, and if you notice what looks like a 'pile o' toys', here's my new trick now that Aidan has a million tiny pieces to every single toy.
I cut out this part of the picture to show you the Toys in the Tablecloth Trick. I'm sure you could be a whole lot neater with this idea, but I can't be bothered unless I really have to...!
I put out a big, cheap, vinyl (with a flannel back, so it's comfortable to sit on) tablecloth on the floor in the Living Room, and Aidan can spread out all the little lego and k'nex pieces so he can figure out the next thing he wants to build. When Dwight comes home, we just fold the toys in the middle of the Tablecloth and push it under the Table or as close to that as we can, since there are a lot of other little toys already under that table... Anyway, it's a good thing to try when you have small children and perhaps a slightly anal-retentive other parent! Let's everyone have a happy life.
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