April 21, 2011 by Chris French
This was the scream from a kindergarten student at Joelton Elementary today as he ran out into the field and started picking up eggs. We took over 1,000 Easter Eggs filled with cavity preventing candy…yeah right! Anyhow the school broke each grade down into the individual classes so there was only one class hunting eggs at one time. They let the Pre-K kids go first then kindergarten and finally 1st grade, but there were still way too many eggs left for us to pick up! Luckily our problem had an easy answer. Let the kindergarteners come and clean up everything. No restrictions this time. If they saw an egg they could take it. (Earlier we had put restrictions on how many eggs each kid could have so everyone would have a good amount of eggs to find and enjoy.)
I really thought this wouldn’t work out. When I was a 1st grader and someone told me to only get 10 eggs I would have gotten my 10 in my bag and filled my shirt up with as many eggs as possible! Not these kids, they stuck to their limit. They even passed eggs on their way back to the sidewalk where they would count, empty and return the eggs.
It was awesome! They were so excited about the Hunt. I’m glad we could bring that kind of excitement to kids!