WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have announced plans for their first White House Easter egg roll.
The event will be held Monday, April 13 on the South Lawn. The theme will be "Let's go play," the White House said Monday, and this year's egg roll will encourage young people "to lead healthy and active lives." The ticketed event is open to children aged 10 and younger along with their families, and will also include sports, cooking classes, live musical performances, and storytelling.
For the first time, tickets will be made available online, and will no longer be distributed at the Ellipse near the White House during the weekend prior to April 13. More information is available at www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll.
Things are alot more festive at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue than in previous administrations. Michelle Obama fascinates me everytime she reaches out to the community.
shouldn't this man be fixing the economy and not waisting his time on an Easter Egg hunt/roll! Kidding. Happy early Easter!
I really like that the President and First Lady are advocates for healthy lifestyles. Bravo!
...will encourage young people "to lead healthy and active lives."
Why can't it be about the resurrection of the Savior? If healthy and active lives are the focus of your Easter celebration then you might as well not be having one.
I was shocked about a year ago that there has to be an actual ad campaign to convince kids to play for 60 minutes a day. I like video games too, but not as much as I used to like riding a bike with my friends or playing backyard football or ghosts in the graveyard. Hopefully this will convince this generation to actually run around and get dirty.
Congrats President Obama, and First Lady Obama, I think its great your promoting healthy living
I just love that family.
How cute. And very cool. Wish I could go but its half a country away.
It is great to see parents who are actually still parenting in the White House. I am sure Mrs. Obama will see to it that this is a great event for the youngsters and their parents.
Finally people in the White House who really care about American families and their children.
Healthy living? Outta the White House?
What a concept!
Goes to shows there's more to being a President than starting bogus wars!
Hail to the Chief and Mrs. Chief!!!
Now, let's hear the screams from the far right, in 3...2...1...!
I'm glad our new First Family is stressing healthy living, activity, and the arts. Our children need this example, and so do the adults.
Good idea First Lady & Mr. President give some others a chances to come to the White House.
I love to see this new Family Work this Admin. each and everyday they show us something new to bring this country together.
Keep up the good work (young People work with this Family and learn a better way of life).
May god Bless this Country and this World for new grace and mercy for peace all over the world.
President Obama 2009-2016.
This is so nice for the children to enjoy while on Spring break!
Not everyone has a computer, especially low income households. They should still allow access to buying tickets in person.
Nice...... refreshing. We have to get our children up and out of the house and off their butts! We are becoming the most unhealthy country in the world.
Finally, a nice positive story. Nice change to all the President bashing.
I wish I could attend. It looks like good, healthy fun!