I absolutely love the tradition of ‘egging’ someone’s house.
If you haven’t heard of it before, no, it does not mean you chuck raw eggs at your neighbor’s windows.
This kind of ‘egging’ is when you take a bunch of treat-filled plastic eggs, head to a friend’s house, jump out of the car, hide the eggs all over their lawn, and then hop back in the car and drive away.
When the ‘egged’ houses’ homeowners come outside they get to be surprised and blessed by the spontaneous egg hunt!
I originally saw the idea and printable over at eighteen25. Then I came across THIS PIN and fell in love with the Jesus-spin that was added to the whole ‘egging’ business. I decided to combine the two ideas and make a fun FREE Printable (based on the same design as the one at eighteen25) for us to use on our ‘egging’ adventures – all while keeping it about Christ!
The other great thing about this FREE Printable is that it specifies 12 eggs. I like the number 12 because it sounds really do-able. You know, if you’ve ever thought about ‘egging’ someone before, you might have chickened out of doing it simply because you had this preconceived notion that you had to do like 40 eggs to make it any good.
Oh not so, my friend! Keep it easy! 12 is all you need!
Plus, the specific number ensures that every egg will be found.
Happy Buddy was very excited about the idea.
We got right to work stuffing our 12 eggs with stickers, mini Easter erasers, my FREE Printable Easter Notes from last year, and even a little bit of candy (be careful about the chocolate candy – you don’t want it to melt. We knew our friends would be home soon after our mission was accomplished, so it was all good.).
And, of course, the empty egg – the most important one!
We headed out, eggs in bucket.
And still wearing our pajamas – ‘cuz that’s how we roll.
First we put the sign on our friends’ door.
I hung the sign on their door decoration and not directly on their door.
NOTE – When hanging the sign please remember to use an adhesive that won’t peel the paint off the recipient’s door! Happy Home Fairy is not liable for any damaged doors.
Then I set the Happy Buddy loose to hide the eggs.
When we were all done, we high-tailed it out of there as if we were being chased by Farmer McGregor himself. 🙂
I got some great text message photos an hour later when our neighbors got home and discovered the eggs.
The best part, though?
Knowing that we had shared the TRUE meaning of Easter with our friends.
Would you like to ‘egg’ someone in your world this week?
Get your FREE Printable ‘You’ve Been Egged’ sign right HERE.
Happy You’ve Been Egged – He Is Risen Style-ing! 🙂
*Would love it if you might consider sharing this awesome FREE Printable with your friends – see sharing buttons below! Let’s try to get EVERYONE ‘egging’ each other in the name of the One who is risen, indeed!*
Thanks for this wonderful idea! I’ve already printed up the door note and made a list of friends I’ll be “egging”. What a blessing you are!
This is GREAT!!! Love love! So stalking your blog right now!
We did it! Come check out my blog post about it. Thanks for sharing. Too much fun!
Heather Jacobson StClair
What I love about the internet… you saw and idea on a blog — took it, modified it, and blogged about it… and then I took yours, modified it and blogged about it! (But we did use your printable! Thanks so much!!) http://www.desperatelyseekingsanity.com/2014/04/14/egged-houses-yesterday
We are doing this for my niece BUT I have added an additional religious element. I found a really great activity on i-mom. …it is the easter story in a puzzle form. There are 15 puzzle pieces that each correlate to a part of the Easter story. Once all the eggs are found the family opens their eggs and an adult asks who has the donkey piece for example…whoever has it lays it on the table and someone reads the portion of the story and you keep going. I am going to leave an empty egg also because I love love that idea. This means you have to do 16 eggs but I dont think thats too much…it just means I cant use your printable.
Happy Home Fairy
April, what a fun idea! I have seen those puzzle pieces and thought they were so neat! You are awesome!
thank you so much for this idea and adorable printable. We had a great time egging our neighbors and even our pastor’s office!
Can you change it to “He” with a capital H.
so excited. I have been brainstorming a way to add this and an element of the story of Jesus into our church kids curriculum for
easter. I was looking for ideas online and when I saw this – God just downloaded a whole way to spin it for use in all our classes. I am going to use your idea and modify it for church use on Easter Sunday!! LOVE it. Any chance I could grab a copy of this you’ve been egged pdf without the words. I want to modify it just a tiny bit- I will be happy to blog about it afterwards and give all the credit to you 🙂
– sincerely, a mom and Pastor moonlighting as an accidental Kids Pastor in San Francisco 🙂
Thank you so much for this idea. Our family began “egging” friends and neighbors houses about four years ago when we discovered the idea on your site. Our children are now in their teens and enjoy this way of spreading resurrection joy as much as ever.
Happy Home Fairy
Karen! This totally and completely made my whole week! Thank you for taking the time to comment today! I love that you Egg people’s houses and that it has become something so special for your family! Happy Easter!!!
Our family (4 kids aged 5-10) egged four houses this morning. We hope to make it an annual tradition. Thanks for the great printable and religious spin!