Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Egg Roll at Our White House This Monday!!

If You're Going to the 
White House Easter Egg Roll Monday to Meet First Lady Michelle Obama and Harry Potter Author J.K Rowling-- 
Get Ready!! 
Read the NCBLA's 
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out before you go or watch the live performances on the White House website with your kids!!!

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts the White House Easter Egg Roll and this year the theme “Ready, Set, Go!” promotes health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives and follow the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity.

Children's book author J. K. Rowling will be one of the featured guests! Books that will be read on the Storytime Stage were checked out from DC public libraries. And they will all be returned on time!

All of the headliner music acts and Storytime Stage readers will have their performances broadcast live on: . A full schedule will be posted on the morning of April 5th so kids from across the country can participate in the event.

Healthy activities will include a Family Farmer's Market – a look at healthy eating with celebrity chef demo stations. And a Make Your Own Garden – using the White House Kitchen Garden as the inspiration, children can make a seeding cup to take their own garden home to grow.

The Obama White House Kitchen Garden is far from the first Kitchen Garden. To the left is a lively illustration of Thomas Jefferson munching on a tomato from his own White House Kitchen Garden. Read all about the history of the White House Kitchen Gardens and see the full illustration done by 
S.D. Schindler in --
Our White House: 
Looking In, Looking Out. 

The National Children's
Book and Literacy Alliance's award-winning book is filled with stunning art, poetry,stories, and personal accounts that celebrate our Presidents and First Ladies, and the history and culture of America! Ask for it at your 
neighborhood library or bookstore! All proceeds go to help the NCBLA continue its work.  And be sure to visit the NCBLA's companion education website for the 
Our White House book at:!

Read more about First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! project to help all Americans raise a healthier generation of kids at:
Read more about the White House Easter Egg Roll at: