White House Announces Theme and Activities for the 2024 Easter Egg Roll

White House Announces Theme and Activities for the 2024 Easter Egg Roll

First Lady and “First Teacher” Jill Biden Continues “EGGucation” Theme for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Today, the White House announced the full program of activities for the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition dating back to 1878.  A teacher for more than 30 years, First Lady Jill Biden is continuing her theme of “EGGucation” for the event, transforming the South Lawn and Ellipse into a school community, full of fun educational activities for children of all ages to enjoy. 

In addition to the time-honored traditions of rolling and hunting eggs, this year’s White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll will also feature a School House Activity Area, Reading Nook, Field Trip to the Farm, Picture Day, a Physical “EGGucation” Zone, a Snack Time Tent and more.  The South Façade of the White House will be adorned with balloons, marked with STEAM school subjects, a nod to Dr. Biden’s belief that with EGGucation, “all students can soar.”  

In total, approximately 40,000 people will take part in this year’s Easter “EGGucation” Roll, including thousands of military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors. Tickets for the general public were distributed to guests from all across the country through an online public lottery. 

The American Egg Board, on behalf of America’s Egg Farmers, continues its more than 45-year history of participation in the event as our legacy partner in support of the White House Easter Egg Roll.   

This year’s event will be broken into nine sessions, beginning at 7:00 AM ET and ending at 7:00 PM ET.  Follow along with the White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll activities with #EasterEggRoll and #EGGucation, and the official @White House, @POTUS, and @FLOTUS social media accounts on X, Facebook, and Instagram.

This event will be open to pre-credentialed media. For interested media who have not already registered, please register HERE by Friday, March 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM ET.

Additional information about this year’s “EGGucational” activities and programming is included below: 
 
EGG ROLL
The tradition that started it all! Children will use wooden spoons to roll colorful eggs in a race across the South Lawn.
 
EGG HUNT
Children will find hidden eggs and collect special prizes. 
 
SCHOOL HOUSE
The School House area of the South Lawn will be full of fun educational activities for all to enjoy!
 
SCHOOL HOUSE STAGE
The School House stage on the South Lawn will feature “egg-citing” kids’ educational acts and performances. 
 
SNACK TIME!
Children and their families can fuel up for learning with some seasonal snacks!
 
FIELD TRIP TO THE FARM
It’s time to head to the farm for a school field trip!  Children will learn from farmers about how they help feed our families. 
 
READING NOOK
Families will come together for some special story time with children’s book authors and special guests! 
 
PICTURE DAY
Families will remember this day always with a fun photo! Snap a family picture with the White House in the background or capture a moment with your favorite costumed character.  
 
PHYSICAL EGGucation (PE) Zone
Children of all ages will hop, bounce, kick, run, and throw their way through the Ellipse’s obstacle course and favorite schoolyard activities. 

BAND HALL
Families will enjoy music from marching bands as they make their way up to the Egg Roll! 

This year, the White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll will feature educational activities, schoolyard fun, and special performances on the South Lawn, which are supported by (in alphabetical order):

  • 123 Andrés, children’s music performers
  • 2023 Washington, DC Teacher of the Year Jermar Rountree & 2024 Washington, DC Teacher of the Year Beth Barkley
  • 4imprint
  • American Egg Board
  • American Egg Board Farmers Jana Zweering and Molly Weaver
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • “Art of the Brick,” LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya
  • Beat Refinery DJ School
  • Bill Gordh, Musician and Storyteller
  • Britt Waters, Lifestyle/Traffic Anchor for ABC7 Good Morning Washington; Host for the Washington Wizards
  • Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
  • Children’s Book Author, Andrea Beaty
  • Children’s Book Author and Astronaut, Kellie Gerardi
  • Children’s Book Authors Brad Meltzer and Chris Eliopoulos
  • Coca-Cola Company / DASANI Water
  • D.C. United
  • Dino’s Alive! Experience/Exhibition Hub
  • DJ Bunny
  • DJ Diamond Kuts
  • DJ Duck
  • DJ Mel
  • DJ Sophia Rocks
  • DJs and twin sisters, Amira and Kayla
  • Emily Calandrelli, MIT engineer and host of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix and Author
  • Five Below, Inc.
  • Founding Farmers
  • George Mason University Green Machine, Fairfax, VA
  • Gobo Fraggle and Red Fraggle from Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
  • Independence High School Marching Band, Brambleton, VA
  • INDYCAR
  • Lawrence Hall of Science: University of California, Berkeley
  • Lauren Quigley Creations
  • Monet The Immersive Experience / Exhibition Hub
  • Major League Baseball
  • Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
  • MTV Entertainment Studios with Active Minds
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Children’s Museum
  • National Confectioners Association
  • National Football League
  • National Park Service
  • Operation Gratitude
  • PAAS ® Easter Egg Color Kits
  • Paul Russell, Recording Artist and Performer
  • PBS KIDS
  • PBS KIDS Series Creator (Alma’s Way), Children’s Book Author and former Sesame Street actor, Sonia Manzano
  • Planet Word
  • President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
  • Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
  • Sesame Street
  • Sesame Street actor, Alan Muraoka, reading with Elmo
  • The Majestic Marching Cardinals of Jonesboro High School, Jonesboro, GA
  • “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band
  • The United States Air Force Band
  • The United States Army Band
  • The United States Navy Band
  • The United States Navy Band Sea Chanters (singing the National Anthem)
  • TheaterWorksUSA
  • Tolleson Elementary School District Marching Band, Phoenix, AZ
  • Tommy McFly, Official Emcee & NBC4 Scene Correspondent and Host of Walk A Mile
  • Washington Spirit
  • White House Historical Association
  • Windows Catering
  • YouTube Kids, featuring Jessi Knudsen Castaneda from SciShow Kids!

The following costumed characters (in alphabetical order) will stroll the White House grounds, including:

  • Care Bears Character, Cheer Bear
  • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
  • Doki the Dog
  • Dr. Seuss Character, The Lorax 
  • Hatching Chick
  • Miffy Bunny
  • Miraculous Lady Bug and Cat Noir
  • Momma, Daddy, Baby Shark and Bebefinn
  • Nickelodeon Characters: Marshall, Chase, Skye, and Rubble from Paw Patrol; SpongeBob and Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants; Blue and Magenta from Blue’s Clues
  • Paramount Pictures Character, Blue from “IF”
  • PBS KIDS Characters: Alma from Alma’s Way, Donkey from Donkey Hodie, Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Stu from Lyla in the Loop, Rosie from Rosie’s Rules, Zeke from Work it Out Wombats!, Elinor from Elinor Wonders Why, and Molly from Molly of Denali
  • Peanuts Characters: Astronaut Snoopy and Charlie Brown
  • Phillie Phanatic, the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Poe, the mascot of the Baltimore Ravens
  • Slapshot, the mascot of the Washington Capitals
  • Sony Pictures Character, Garfield from The Garfield Movie
  • Swoop, the mascot of the Philadelphia Eagles
  • The Oriole Bird, the mascot of the Baltimore Orioles
  • Universal Pictures Characters: The Minions
  • Warner Brothers Superhero Wonder Woman

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/03/28/white-house-announces-theme-and-activities-for-the-2024-easter-egg-roll/

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