Every year after Easter service, Gateway Community Church does an Easter egg hunt for the kids. For the past couple of years, I have taken pictures of this event. The kid’s get a kick out of it (and free candy!), and the parents love watching their kids run around grabbing as many eggs as possible. It’s a great way to end Easter morning!
Normally the hunt takes place outside around the school where Gateway meets. This past Sunday however was less than ideal weather (AKA rain). So with our hand forced, we did the hunt in the main gym of the school. Now to be fair, when we do this hunt outside, it isn’t much of a hunt…it’s mostly a run and grab event. We don’t really hide the eggs all that much (after all how do you hide 2500 eggs?), instead we usually just spread them out among the grass and rocks. Moving the event into the gym gave us even less room to hide the eggs, so we mostly just spread them out across the gym floor and put some on the stands.
I found this to be boring. Deciding to spice up the hunt a bit, I hid one egg in plain view, albeit a higher view than any of the kids could get to…
Yes, that’s right, I put an egg on the rim of a basketball hoop! I know, I’m mean, but I had to do something! It just didn’t seem right to have a Easter Egg hunt consisting of eggs lying on a gym floor. For those of you wondering, I jumped and put it up there. Who said white guys can’t jump?
Well much to my delight, people weren’t willing to let this egg sit atop the rim!
Their first attempt was to hoist this guy up to the rim to get it. This didn’t work out so well. They learned their lesson though and decided to lift someone lighter up there.
Enter this champion of an Easter egg hunter! Missing in this picture was the first part of her ascent. They lifted her up as high as the net, where she then proceeded to climb up the net to the rim!
Oh she wasn’t done yet though! Once she got to the rim, she then proceed to slide herself from the front of the rim to the back, as seen above.
And finally the pay off! While hanging from one hand, she was able to reach up and grab the egg, then hand it down to one of her spotters below. I’m not sure I’ve seen a more epic effort to grab an Easter egg before!
Needless to say, I couldn’t of been happier with the results of my Easter egg placement! The event though, as always, was great fun. Rain or shine, in a gym or outside, the kids and their families always have a great time gathering the eggs!
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