The day could not be more beautiful as we started on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00 pm with Easter Eggstravaganza.
After registration at the German School campus booth, families received each child’s participation ticket and three raffle tickets. Small toys, balloons, and lollipops were already handed out.
Wonderful Easter pictures have been taken with the families or individual children. Simple props like frames, big sunglasses, or even the huge white Easter stuffed bunny were appreciated in the pictures. Alex Morgenstern took the photos professionally, and Alwin had them printed right away to give to the families. A big thank you to Alwin Morgenstern
One German tradition is to color the Easter eggs and teachers took on this challenge to first broil 360 white eggs and then help children with the Easter Egg coloring. We had two tables set up with several activities around Easter egg coloring. The colored eggs went fast.
The Potatoes sack hop was a fun activity in which teacher Michele Scofield leads the races. Children were encouraged to participate by age groups starting at age 4 to age 13+. To step in a sack and hop around parkour of cones was challenging.
The egg balancing or egg run was something some children had never done before, and as teachers, we gave them support so all age groups could participate. An egg on a spoon needed to be balanced in parkour around cones.
Everyone was waiting for the countdown to the Easter egg hunt in the village of Old World. As we had a long registration line, we got delayed on our schedule but as the eggs were spread out, we could not hold back the children and they ran to catch some eggs for their baskets. It was good to have very young children search first, then the school-aged children. Those children who caught nothing could come to the German School booth and Frau Schoeneich filled their baskets with eggs or some treats. Two golden eggs brought 10 more raffle tickets for a family. Throughout all the games, children earned free raffle tickets.
The highlight became the Raffle and as all was free, families lined up to be present when the numbers were announced.
Several small prizes, like Lindt chocolate bunnies, and scrabble games were handed out before the last four big items were announced.
A big white bunny was the 4th price and got a new home with small children.
Peter Rabbit a big stuffed bunny was the 3rd prize and was taken by a little girl.
The Old-World Supermarket Easter basket filled with German delicatessen was handed out to a lady who was so surprised.
Our first price Hoppel Schlenkerhase, a stuffed bunny with a yellow button in his ear made by the German company Steiff, discovered a four-year-old boy who was sleeping in his mother’s arms but awoke when we handed him out.
What a wonderful event and I cannot thank enough the teachers and helpers on that day.
Frau Schoeneich / Founder and Principal of German School campus.