Easter Traditions: The Egg Roll Slideshow
At the White House, the South Lawn is divided up into many smaller "courts" for the egg rolls to accomodate all the kids participating.
If you're hosting a lot of kids at home, you might want to consider making a second area for rolling.
Clearly mark the starting line and finish line so kids know where to line up with their egg and spoon in hand — and where they are going.
This girl is ready to go. Hand on the spoon, egg on the ground. No touching the egg allowed — the egg has to be rolled by lifting and nudging it with the spoon.
Creating lanes is helpful for younger kids so there are no collisions (which might happen if they're intently focused on rolling their egg). And don't forget to cheer the rollers on!
Whether you're rolling an egg, or running with it in a spoon race, concentration is key for a winning time.
If you're entertaining kids from the ages of two to twelve, it's best to divide up the races into age-based groups. Younger kids will work at a slower pace, and a straight-line course is best.
Older kids are more agile and speedy (and will likely knock into each other). Challenge them by planning a curvy course.
Make the rules of the game (race?) clear before beginning. Only the spoon can be used to move the egg, and no carrying the egg allowed. Use of your hands is also forbidden.