I’ve seen the idea floating around Pinterest for a while now. Then I saw on Instagram this week that a friend in Estevan got “egged” for Easter.
I’ve tried to track down the originator of the idea, but it’s taken on so many variations that it is virtually impossible. I did, however, glean from Jacqueline at Living a Redeemed Life, so I’ll mention her here. The idea is a simple and fun one that is great to get the kids involved and bless others.
To start out you’ll need to purchase a dozen plastic eggs and fill 11 of them with small treats and possibly some encouraging notes. Then you need to write a note, or grab a free printable version from the You've Been Egged page on the FabnFree website.
Your note should say something along the lines of “You’ve been egged! There are 12 eggs hidden in your yard. Enjoy the hunt, but don’t be discouraged when you find the empty egg. It is a simple reminder of Jesus’ empty tomb - for He is Risen!”
If you don’t celebrate Easter in the Christian sense, you can make up any note to suit your needs. Maybe they’re just a fun treat from the Easter Bunny.
When you have all of your supplies assembled, you can prepare you secret agents. Wait until the cover of darkness, or until you know your target won’t be home, and gear up your agents in black.
Go over your mission and any do’s and don’ts you need to cover, like don’t trample the flowers or hide eggs in the trash. Once in your vehicle or possibly in your house before taking off to a neighbours play the Mission Impossible soundtrack to set the mood. (I loved that idea of Jacqueline’s).
Now it’s time to sneak to your target’s home and bless them by hiding the dozen eggs around their yard. Don’t forget to hang the sign on the door knob or in a visible place. Knock on the door and run!