How to ‘Egg’ Your Family, Friends, & Neighbors + Free Printable


Easter! A time of bunnies, eggs, and… surprises? Yes! While Easter typically conjures up images of bunny visits and chocolate bunnies, there’s another tradition sneaking its way into hearts and neighborhoods: “Egg”-ing! If you’re unfamiliar with this friendly game or are looking to up your “Egg” game this year, read on.

What is “Egg”-ing?

“Egg”-ing is a friendly neighborhood tradition where you surprise your neighbors, friends, or family with eggs filled with treats. Once “Egg”-ed, they’re tasked with doing the same for others. It’s a delightful way to spread Easter spirit!

How to “Egg” Like a Pro:

  1. Prepare Your Eggs:
    • Fill Easter eggs with goodies. This could be candy, small toys, homemade baked goods, or even little Easter trinkets.
    • Consider any allergies or preferences. For neighbors you don’t know well, stick to non-food treats or common allergen-free goodies.
  2. Include a “Egg” Poem or Note:
    • Your note should explain the “Egg”-ing process and encourage the recipient to pass on the fun. A simple poem might read: “You’ve been ‘Egg-ed! Enjoy your treat, Pass on the fun, keep it neat! Now it’s your turn, choose a friend or two, And let them know they’ve been ‘Egg’-ed by you!”
  3. Stay Stealthy:
    • Choose a time when your target is unlikely to spot you, such as early evening. Sneak up, place your “Eggs” on their doorstep, ring the doorbell (or knock), and make a speedy getaway! The element of surprise is key.
  4. Keep the Chain Going:
    • If you’ve been “Egg”-ed, consider placing a sign or note on your door or window indicating you’ve already been chosen for the fun. This helps avoid duplicate “Egg”-ings and encourages spreading the fun to as many people as possible.
  5. Expand Your “Egg” Horizon:
    • While neighbors are the usual targets, consider “Egg”-ing coworkers’ desks, friends’ houses, or even classrooms (with permission, of course).
  6. Safety First:
    • Always ensure the treats you’re giving are safe and sealed. If delivering baked goods, label them clearly and provide a list of ingredients to avoid any allergy issues.

Why You Should “Egg” This Season:

  • Community Building: In times when neighborhoods might feel a little distant, this playful game fosters community spirit and connection.
  • A Welcome Surprise: In a year full of unpredictabilities, a pleasant surprise can brighten someone’s day immensely.
  • It’s Simple Fun: At its heart, “Egg”-ing is about the joy of giving and the thrill of a little Easter fun.

Start an “Egg”-ing tradition in your community and watch as the Easter happiness spreads. After all, who doesn’t love a good-natured game? Happy “Egg”-ing! 🐣🐰

Free Printable

Are you ready to start a new Easter tradition amongst your family, friends, and neighbors? Download and print our You’ve Been Egged printable! Be sure to tag us on social media, too!

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