Some of my favorite things to do during the holidays are decorating and little traditions. Holiday decorating doesn’t stop at Christmas for me. I just love it all. The little traditions I like are things like Booing Your Neighbor on Halloween. It’s a fun little thing to do with your family and friends. You can do the same for Easter with this free You’ve Been Egged printable!
The concept is very similar except that I think egging your neighbor is even easier than booing your neighbor because of the way we do it.
Scroll down to get your free printable or read on for tips, tricks, and the answer to the big questions – How do you egg your neighbor? (It’s not as messy as it might sound!)
YOU’VE BEEN EGGED
This isn’t a tradition I came up with. But whoever decided to do this for the first time — thank you! This is a very simple way to have fun with your kids.
While Easter might not be as big of a holiday as Christmas or even Halloween, I still think it’s a fun way to celebrate. Whether you’re a religious person or not, it can be a great way to add fun traditions and things to do with the kids to celebrate Spring.
When I was a kid, if someone said they were going to egg the neighbor’s house, it didn’t mean anything good at all. But this Easter tradition is all about fun and spreading joy. No mess involved (unless you fill your eggs with chocolate and they sit in the sun too long — but that’s an entirely different issue)!
WHAT DOES YOU’VE BEEN EGGED MEAN?
You’ve Been Egged means that you’ve treated your neighbors or friends to a fun surprise. There are two ways to egg your neighbors.
You can do it like boo baskets at Halloween and make an Easter basket full of goodies to leave on their porch. Or you can go the Easter egg route and actually egg their yard!
Read on to learn how to egg your neighbor with actual Easter eggs!
HOW DOES YOU’VE BEEN EGGED WORK?
To get started, you’ll need a few things:
- 12 plastic eggs
- goodies to fill the eggs
- copy of You’ve Been Egged sign (at the bottom of this post)
- printer (this is similar to the model I currently use)
- paper/cardstock (I recommend printing on cardstock)
Only using 12 eggs keeps it manageable but still fun!
You can fill the eggs with anything you like! Some of the things I often fill our eggs with include:
If it’s small enough to fit in an egg and you think your friends and neighbors will enjoy it, it’s a perfect Easter egg filler!
Below I’ve shared some of the things I’ve purchased off Amazon in the past that have worked well for stuffing Easter eggs. (I also included some of my favorite eggs!)
- Easter candy
- Bubble gum
- Small erasers
- Small squishy toys
- Plastic rings, bracelets, necklaces
- Mini toys
- Bouncy balls
- Lip balm
- Mini rubber ducks
- Plastic animals
- Key Chains
You can fill the eggs with what you have on hand or stock up with goodies. My kids also love when our family does egg hunts where some of the eggs have money in them so if you really like your neighbors, you could throw a few coins in for some extra excitement!
In case you were wondering, adults also love scratch tickets in their Easter eggs.
You can also use any size egg that you like. I prefer to pick up some of the larger-sized eggs if we’re going to egg our friends. They’re easier to stuff, you can put more in them, and they stay closed better!
HOW TO EGG YOUR NEIGHBORS
Here’s how you can start this tradition in your neighborhood:
Get 12 eggs and fill them.
Print off 2 copies of the You’ve Been Egged printable. (The signs are available in full 8.5″x11″ versions or half sheet versions.)
I always print 2 copies so I can give my victim (who doesn’t want to be the victim of Easter treats?) a clean copy of the signs to pass on to whoever they choose next.
Spread the eggs in their yard.
Hang the sign on their front door or leave it in their mailbox. (I recommend using a tape like blue painter’s tape if you plan to tape the sign to the door. It won’t pull off the paint or damage the door.)
Then you can either ring the doorbell and run or just leave everything for your neighbors to discover when they come outside or come home!
YOU’VE BEEN EGGED PRINTABLES
The You’ve Been Egged Printables are available in two different sizes. Both print on 8.5″x11″ paper.
- Both signs on one sheet of paper with cut line (requires one sheet of paper)
- Full size versions of each size (requires two sheets of paper)
When you download the file, you will receive both sizes.
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If you’d prefer not to share your email address, you can also purchase a slightly different version in my Etsy shop!