Egg hunts are a year round activity with the giggly girls. Egglo Entertainment added a new dimension to our egg hunts and upped the fun-factor – glow in the dark eggs! We were sent Egglo items to review and have been having glow in the dark fun since they arrived along with several other Egglo items. We received:
Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs – (1 dozen eggs – retails for $11.99, currently priced at $9.99)
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (book) – (retails for $12.99, currently priced at $9.99)
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure (book audio download) – (retail $2.99)
Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls – (retail $4.29)
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide – (retail $14.99)
You can purchase these items and more on the Egglo website at http://EggloEntertainment.com/. You can also purchase a kit (currently priced at $64.99, retail price $70.12) that includes
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure storybook
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book on narrated DVD (25 minutes)
- Glow in the dark Egglo Eggs
- Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls
- Bible Verse Scroll Stickers
- Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Character Stickers
- Easter Egg Stickers
- Glow in the dark event program guide/curriculum
The Light shines in the dark and the
darkness has not overcome it.—John 1:5
Egglo products focus on the light of Jesus, how His light shines through the dark and provides direction. The Program Guide has snack ideas, games and activities, Bible verses, and more to help you in planning your activities, whether it is at home with your family, as small group, or at church with all of the youth, focusing on the light in the dark with each and every one. Adaptable to any age but designed for ages 4 -14, these materials and ideas are so very flexible! You can use them as they are included or you can adapt them in any number of ways to fit the group you are with. The scripture scrolls and the stickers are items that can be handed out or be used to put inside the eggs that will serve as reminders for the children that “the light shines in the dark and the darkness has not overcome it.”
How We Used the Products
When we first got the package of eggs, the book, and the scrolls, the girls were really excited. We had an egg hunt right away. We charged the eggs by a bright light (it only takes a minute but they don’t hold that short charge for long) and then hid them in a closet. The girls were so excited! We took turns hiding and finding the eggs. After several turns each, we stopped in the dark of the closet, with the eggs glowing around us, to talk about light, dark, the world, and Jesus.
We talked about many of the questions that are found on page 42 of the Program Guide. Some of the questions are:
- what do you see on the eggs?
- what does a cross make you think of?
- who is the light of the world?
- what does it mean that Jesus is the light of the world?
With the light of the eggs fading, it also gave us an opportunity to talk about the need for a daily charge from The Light of the world.
We planned a small party using the Program Guide and activities from it. We decorated with print outs of eggs. We cut some out and put them on toothpicks. We stuck the toothpicks in cupcakes that the youngest giggly girl made and created a center piece with them.
We read the book. We made lights for snack, reminding us that Jesus is the light of the world and that we can share that light with others. We listened to the audio book. We had fun.
We have had several glow in the dark egg hunts. And I have the feeling this will be an ongoing activity for a while. I don’t mind. Every time we do a glow in the dark egg hunt, we now have a slightly deeper discussion about the light of the world and our role in sharing that light. This is, in my opinion, a success.
We have been making more plans for further activities. The youngest giggly girl was telling me that she wants to do more activities with the glow in the dark eggs. She is planning on using them to create pictures with them this evening after it gets dark. She also wants to try to recreate some other pictures that she saw with the glowing eggs on the Egglo website. She absolutely fell in love with the eggs and used one for a night light. This is how she fell asleep:
The girls really enjoyed The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book. We read it out loud while the girls were enjoying making and eating their lights (pretzels and marshmallows dipped in water and then colored sugar). I would read the book and show the girls the pictures. Each time one of the scrolls came up with the riddle, the girls were really excited about trying to guess what the clues meant. They also enjoyed reading the scrolls with the Bible verses and talking about how they related to what the kids were going through in the story and the clues for where they were headed next. Since reading the book and listening to the audio, I have heard the girls comment a few times about not being afraid or referencing being humble. I appreciate a story that can help the girls focus on what is important in this life.
A Couple of Notes
I would like to make a short comment about the audio version of the book. The girls really did not like it. At all. There was very little energy in the reading and there was no inflection to the voices. (I will say that the girls are privileged to have their dad reading to them every day. He takes time when he is starting a new book to work on voices for each of the characters so that the girls can follow better and so that they will find more interest in the story.) We found this reading to be a very dull, flat reading and I don’t feel that it is worth the money to purchase this particular item. The story itself is fantastic.
And a note about charging the eggs: Following the instructions included with the eggs to charge them is a good idea. Even so, do not expect the eggs to hold their charge for the 1-2 hours it is suggested that they will. If you are doing the egg hunt following a number of other activities and want to have them hidden as soon as the kids are done with the activities, you need to plan to have someone helping you hide them while the kids are finishing up their activities. After 30 minutes or so in complete darkness, the strength of the glow is greatly diminished and they quickly become harder to see if not “hidden” in the open. We charged ours by holding them close to a bright indoor light for 15 minutes or so. They held that charge well for close to an hour but we kept turning the light on in between rounds of hiding so they got some mini charges during that time.
Egglo Entertainment has created a very good program. We have really enjoyed having the products to use and learn with. I loved many of the suggestions that were made for various ways to use and adapt these materials for different groups and different ages. I appreciate the fact that, in writing the program guide and including snack suggestions, Egglo reminds us to be careful of food allergies and to try to select things that allow everyone to have some. The Egg-cellent Adventure book is very well written, colorful, and ties the theme of Jesus being the light in the dark into all of the parts so clearly. I feel that this entire program and the materials designed for it are high quality and the idea behind it is engaging and exciting. In fact, I liked it so much that we have passed the link on to others already and are hoping our church might just have a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt and program this year. We highly recommend Egglo Entertainment. At Home.
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