Eggs at the ready – then get rolling and take part in one of the oldest Easter Traditions

Egg rolling is an old tradition that involves racing eggs along the flat or down a steep hill.

To compete in an egg roll race you first of all need to choose your egg, hard boil it and then decorate it before taking it to the egg rolling race. If there aren’t any egg races where you live, simply hold one in your back garden and invite family and friends to compete.

The rules of the egg rolling race are simple. Everyone starts at the same point and when given the signal have to either roll their egg along the flat, or down a hill, until the finish line. The first whole egg to reach the finish line wins. Any egg that smashes before reaching the finish line is automatically disqualified.

Prizes can be awarded to first, second and third place as well as given for best decorated eggs.

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