Easter is next week and I know full well that the celebration is so much more than bunnies, chocolate and eggs, but today I want to talk about a cool activity with eggs. I came across the idea for Egg Wrestling on the blog “Family Volley.” It’s so cute and we’ll definitely be making this an Easter tradition in our house.
To start off you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies of eggs, permanent markers and a bowl large enough to wrestle over. Sit down as a family and give each member their allotted number of eggs. You can hard-boil them or not. Personally I think the mess will add to the fun.
Now it is time to create your wrestler personas. Everyone knows that the best wrestlers have great costumes and a unique identity and back-story. Use your permanent markers to draw faces on your eggs as well as the costume and possibly a mask. Knowing myself and my need to craft, I will likely also be pulling out the hot glue gun and attaching mini fabric capes and yarn hair to my egg.
Once your eggs are complete it is time for the pre-match press conference. Each egg must be introduced (hopefully with flourish, flashing lights and a booming voice) and the manager (creator of the egg) should give insights to their back-story and wrestling achievements. You can decide if a little bit of friendly trash talking and drama are acceptable during this time.
By this time you’ll also have had to create a tournament draw on paper that will show which egg matches up again which other egg and how they progress. Because of the nature of the wrestling there will be no losers' side.
When it’s time to wrestle have the competitors face their eggs off against each other over a large bowl and start hitting them against each other. The theory is that when two eggs contact one another only one will break. Fight until the one is destroyed and move the victor onto the winner’s circle. Go through the entire draw and award your prize to the victorious egg!