Sharing with your friends, “Egging” their house for Easter


I love the Dating Divas website, they have a lot of great ideas for fun date nights, and it’s just fun to see a website devoted to making your marriage better that isn’t too serious.  Well, last week they put up a post about “egging” your friend’s house, and I LOVED this idea.


So, I asked the kids who they wanted to give eggs to and they immediately listed off 3 families (I’ll add those were the 3 families they had seen the night before).


family discipleship giving to others


Then we headed off to the Dollar Tree and picked up some little things that would fit in eggs: plastic soldiers, puzzles, barrettes, links to make bracelets.  I had wanted to put together a few mini-craft kits, but didn’t get that done.


And the kids happily put things in there.  I had to show them you can fit more than 1 barrette in an egg.  But, they caught on pretty quickly.

"Egging" your neighbor's house


We drove to the houses vaguely early Saturday morning, ran around like madmen hiding eggs.  The kids would run back to the car, and then Jeff or I would ring the door bell.




Only one of the famlies was home, and the kids happily ran out and gathered eggs.



The first family we think was out of town for the weekend, oops.  The last family the Dad was home, he came out looked around didn’t see the eggs, saw the sign, took it in and then I guess went back to watching TV.  They did eventually find the eggs.

family discipleship giving to others

Sorry for the blurriness of the pictures, but well….  It’s hard to get a good picture from a car as you’re driving away trying not to be seen.  We got caught two of the times by dead ends, but it was fun.  Both of those families said they plan on doing it next year, and I’m thinking this is a new family tradition.  It encourages the kids to think of others, which is ALWAYS a good thing.


And the shrinky dink resurrection eggs were a huge hit.  Only problem my local Joanns didn’t have the printable ones, so I had to trace out all 18 sets…… Ouch.

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  1. Debbie says

    When you stop and think about how true this activity is to how the Easter egg got started by the early missionaries, it truly makes sense to make this a tradition.

  2. Christy says

    OUCH is right! I got the printable shrinky dink pages from Michael's – not that it would help you now!

    I love this activity and I'm going to make a note to do it with my kids next year. They love to surprise people with fun things like this.

  3. says

    This ideas is so much more fun than the “egging” people do to others homes during Halloween…

    (Oh, and I am SO SORRY you had to TRACE all your shrinkie dinks- Did ya get blisters?)

  4. Nicole {tired, need sleep} says

    What a fun tradition to start! I love that it wasn't just something nice for another family, but really creative too – something they had to put some thought and energy into!

  5. learning table says

    This is such a neat idea! It sounds like so much fun, too. We will have to do this next year. We passed out Valentine's at a local nursing home this year, and it was so rewarding for all of us. I think the Easter eggs would be a big hit for that too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Phyllis says

    This is such a wonderful idea! It is so important to attach the spirit of giving with the holidays -especially the holidays surrounding Jesus. What fun!

  7. Brimful Curiosities says

    I wouldn't mind this kind of house “egging!” We'll have to try it next year, too. What a great way to give during Eastertime.

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