2011 White House Easter Egg Roll

On April 25, 2011, the First Family hosted 30,000 people from all 50 states in their backyard for the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme “Get Up and Go!” focused on promoting health and wellness, a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. Watch President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama kick off the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll, and check out video from some of the day’s other events.

Play with Your Food

Chefs from around the country came to the White House to show visitors ways they can get healthy and get active, as part of the “Get Up and Go!” theme of the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. Watch their videos below:

President Barack Obama cheers on kids taking part in the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House

President Barack Obama cheers on kids taking part in the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House

Storytime Stage

Actors, athletes, authors, and even the President himself read from children’s books at the Storytime Stage. Watch the videos below:

Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest

Students from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia submitted more than 400 entries to be the Easter Egg Roll’s official poster. First Lady Obama selected two co-winners, Morgan Ferrans of Maryland, and Alyssa Pendergast of Virginia. Check out their winning designs!

White House Easter Egg

Eggs for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll photographed on the South Lawn of the White House

Eggs for the 2011 Easter Egg Roll photographed on the South Lawn

The painted, autographed wooden eggs used in the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll are available for purchase from easter.nationalparks.org.