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It's one of the most darling events at the White House every year – thousands of little ones, some decked out in their Easter Sunday best, trekking across the South Lawn of the White House in search of Easter eggs. I’ve never had the chance to take my children but I did cover one of these during my days at CNN and couldn’t stop smiling throughout.
If you ever wanted to find a way to take your children, here’s your chance. The White House announced the beginning of a ticket lottery for the Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on Monday, April 9 and will no doubt likely include an appearance by Malia and Sasha Obama, pictured above, who attended last year. Click here to enter. Tickets are free and cannot be sold. The lottery opened this morning and will close Monday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. EST. All lottery winners will be notified via email on Monday, March 12th.
Watch this video to learn more and yes, Bo makes an appearance!
This year’s event is called, “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move,” and is designed to help promote First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief initiative, combatting childhood obesity. The White House is inviting all elementary and middle school students to submit poster designs for this year’s event, with the designs expected to match the theme of helping kids lead healthier lives. The winning design will be chosen by the first lady and will be featured as part of the official program so get some markers and paper -- and tell your kids to get their imaginations going!
And last but certainly not least, if you are interested in placing an order for a souvenir egg from this year’s event, click here. We heard the designs come in four colors – purple, blue, green and orange, and will be stamped with the president and the first lady's signatures. There is even a commemorative “Bo” egg, which no doubt will be a top selling item!
So apply now if you want to take part in this annual event – and let us know if you are one of the lucky ones who gets selected!
Kelly Wallace is Chief Correspondent of iVillage. Follow Kelly on Twitter (@kellywallacetv).