An Eggstra Happy Easter!

Posted on March 28, 2013. Filed under: An Eggstra Happy Easter | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Glad PåskYou may have a child who looked up grandmother’s old coffee pot and found a hopefully old lipstick in the drawer in the bathroom? It is undeniably Easter, this most yellow season. Time to pick up the child within you and stop thinking about your job for a while. To help you in this quest to recharge your batteries, I offer three simple Easter games from different parts of the world. Who knows? You may start a new tradition at home?

Zwänzgerle (Switzerland): Challenge each other in a game where you punch holes in a decorated egg with a coin. Toss the coin on the egg from a “moderate” range. If you miss and the egg does not break, your child gets to keep the coin. If you succeed, you win the egg and your coin. This is an old Swiss tradition that allows kids to earn some pocket money.

Egg knock (Germany and Austria): Get a painted, hard-boiled egg and place yourselves opposite each other. Tap the egg tops against each other until one of the eggs do crack. The winner is the one whose egg is not broken.

Egg rolling (the US): This works best with multiple players. Everyone needs a painted, hard-boiled egg and a long stick of some sort (a baseball bat or a golf club works well). Place the eggs in a row and set each player at his eggs. At “Go!” the players start rolling their eggs toward the finish line. This game is the highlight at the annual Easter celebration on the White House lawn. But perhaps a challenge in parts of Sweden that still has snow.

You may choose instead to sit quietly and color your eggs for breakfast, or what if it is enough to just sit quietly and enjoy the yellow sun for a while.

Wishing you and your family an eggstra Happy Easter

Petra Brask

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”

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