Yesterday the kids woke up at the crack of dawn, ran down the stairs, and squealed so loudly they woke us up. Bleary eyed, we dragged ourselves downstairs. Why does Santa and the Easter Bunny have to come in the middle of the night? Shouldn't parents get to sleep in on holidays??! Two cups of coffee later and we were ready to join in the excitement.
First the kids had to find the 6 big chicks and 9 little chicks hidden around the house:
Then they got to attack the main prize -- giant Kinder Surprise eggs.
Kids in every part of world except America are familiar with Kinder eggs (they are illegal in America). They are egg-sized and shaped hollow chocolate. The chocolate has two layers: milk chocolate on the outside and white chocolate on the inside. In the middle they have a small, plastic capsule that contains a toy. Or, in this case, a large capsule:
Nik's egg had a soccer game:
Ben's egg had a Where's Waldo-like game that involved a magnifying glass and aliens:
Like blind box toys in the US, you have no way of knowing what your egg will contain. And that's part of the fun.