Our church is sending a group of people to Haiti next week. It’s a neat opportunity to get a little closer to a country in need, especially as a good friend of ours is going too. They’re going to host an Easter egg hunt for the children at an orphanage and are collecting almost 1,000 plastic Easter eggs. We were asked to take the eggs apart and put them inside each other to maximize space.
I bought two bags of plastic Easter eggs and my kids help assemble the eggs. It’s important to us to teach our children to be thankful for all the many blessings we’ve been given and to remember and help those who might not be as fortunate. Helping Haitian children get an Easter egg hunt is something they can relate to and they were excited to help. Even though it’s a small part in the big picture, these little things add up and when it comes to the kids, I hope it impacts them.
Nathan did most of it. He arranged the eggs by color and did a good job of sorting them. He was even ready to count and write down how many of each color and put the list in the bag, but I assured him it would be ok; the kids would love the eggs no matter what the color.
Joshua helped too.
And Luke? I know at least a couple of the eggs made their way into the toy box. No pictures of him – he was too busy running around. Emily was not in a mood to smile or be nice for the camera, so I don’t have any of her either.
We fit about 80 eggs and 3 bags of jelly beans into 2 gallon hefty bags – that’s a lot more compact than the 2 large bags the eggs came in!