Even though Brendan and Ryan are older, they still have fun with games like scavenger hunts so I was excited to have been chosen to review several products from Egglo Entertainment, LLC. This company’s theme verse is “the Light shines in the dark and the darkness has not overcome it” John 1:5.
Egglo Entertainment was started by a mom named Darcie Cobos who was looking for a way to share the true meaning of Easter with her children and others in her community. Darcie and another mom held an after-dark egg hunt at their church, letting the kids use flashlights to search for their eggs, and teaching that Jesus is a “light in the darkness.” The egg hunt was a hit! After realizing that there were no glow-in-the-dark eggs that worked well on the market and feeling like God was leading her to start a new adventure, Egglo Entertainment was born! The company offers the following products:
The Egglo program can be adapted to use at any age, but is ideal for children ages 4-12.
We received the following as part of our review:
*Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs ($11.99)
*The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure ($12.99)
*Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls ($4.29)
The prices listed above are the regular prices, but currently (as of 3/11/14/) all Egglo products are on sale, so now is the perfect time to buy!
I was very impressed with the scripture scrolls. Each scroll has a Bible verse that relates to the story. They are high quality, made with soft plastic, can be used over and over, and are the perfect size for the eggs! I was also impressed with Egglo’s website, http://www.eggloentertainment.com/ . The site offers suggestions on how to use the program, different ideas on using Egglo all year round (which is where I got the idea for our scavenger hunt), and even ways to use the eggs as a way to minister to others by tucking eggs/treats into mailboxes, backpacks, etc. I LOVE that idea 🙂 !!!
The Program Guide is full of helpful tips for planning and Egglo event. The guide includes tips for decorating, snack suggestions, object lessons, story options, game ideas, questions and answers and more. It also includes lots of printables such as invitations, posters, discussion cards, and coloring pages!
Because my review was due before Easter, I decided to use our Egglo eggs as part of our family’s Valentine’s Day celebration. I found some scavenger hunt poems online, decorated our eggs with heart stickers, put the scrolls and poems inside each egg, and sent the boys on their way 🙂 . Here’s the poem I wrote to get the hunt started:
I was a little worried that the kids would think that it was weird to go on a egg hunt for Valentine’s Day, but they had a blast and never said a thing about it being strange. The eggs actually made the hunt better since they are somewhat waterproof – I could hide them outside in the damp mailbox, in plants and dirt, and even in a refrigerated pizza box without the poems and scrolls getting wet. Each time they found an egg, the boys had to read the scroll first and then read a clue to find the next egg. They had so much fun!
Since the glow-in-the dark aspect of the product is so important, I wanted to test the eggs to make sure that they did glow well, and I was not disappointed. After setting the eggs out in the sunshine for about 30 minutes, they worked like a charm! However, they only glowed brightly for about the same amount of time so to use the glow-in-the dark aspect of an egg hunt, the children will need to look for the eggs shortly after they are activated.
I wanted the Brendan (8th grade) and Ryan (5th grade) to both read The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure storybook to get their opinions. The paperback book is beautifully illustrated and is 38 pages long.
Both boys enjoyed the book and it took them about 20 minutes to read it independently. I even had them fill out a short questionnaire 🙂 . They both liked the illustrations and characters. Without giving too much of the story away, Ryan’s favorite character was Pascal and Brendan’s was Hardy. Their favorite parts of the book included “the bridge, volcano, and the ending”.
I also read The Egg-cellent Adventure storybook and was pleased with how Darcie wrote the story incorporating both mystery and adventure. As the characters in the story follow the clues, they read some of the same scrolls that came with our kit. At the end of the book, the children discover that the “greatest treasure” is found in the gift of eternal life offered to us by Jesus.
The only concern that I had was that the book is somewhat long and from working with younger children for years, I know that their attention spans are relatively short. Darcie does address this issue on the website and suggests that the book can be broken down into smaller segments. The company also offers The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book on narrated DVD (25 minutes in duration) which may be more suitable for younger audiences.
I love the concept of Egglo Entertainment and think that it is a wonderful way to share about the resurrection of Jesus, why we celebrate Easter, and make it fun at the same time. Hosting an Egglo party would be a fantastic way for Bible clubs, AWANA groups, and Sunday School Classes to explore the true meaning of Easter!
Another amazing thing about Egglo Entertainment is that they have partnered with Dayspring Educational Centre in Uganda. This center is a Christian school that educates and equips impoverished kids and is run by a husband and wife team named George and Stella Muzaale. So when you purchase Egglo products, you are not only sharing the love of Jesus with your own kids and community, but you are helping to share Christ’s love with children on the other side of the world!
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