K.I.T.E.’s Egg Hunt Carnival offered 2,000 children an egg-citing time of fun.
By Rachel Tjahjadi
On the morning of Mar. 17, some 2,000 children were seen scouring Yishun Stadium. Their mission: to uncover and collect as many Easter eggs as they could.
These children were taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt organized by Kids In Total Embrace, the arm of City Harvest Community Service Association that reaches out to children and provides them with a platform to develop adult-children bonding that helps in their development. The Egg Hunt, and the carnival that followed, was open to children from all walks of life. It gave them time and space to have fun with their parents, and to win attractive prizes.
The motivated little ones searched high and low around the tracks under the hot sun. Each plastic Easter egg they found entitled them to one prize. Some clever children brought plastic bags while others used their T-shirts to collect as many eggs as possible.
The young faces glowed with excitement as they opened up their eggs to find slips of paper that revealed the prizes they had won—a CapitaLand shopping voucher, Popular Bookstore voucher or maybe even an iPod Touch!
Those weren’t the only prizes up for grabs. The participant who could correctly guess the number of eggs in the stadium would win the grand prize of a brand new iPad 2. The only clue they were given was that the number of eggs was between 2,000 and 3,000. The answer, revealed at the end of the carnival, was “2,893”—and one lucky boy collected his prize with a big smile.
This is K.I.T.E.’s fourth year holding the hunt—making it better each time was not an easy task. Organizer Fang Xinwei said, “A committee made up of K.I.T.E. volunteers and staff was formed to think up new and creative ideas for the egg hunt and carnival. Most of the stalls at the carnival were created by our volunteers, and that helped us save a lot of money.”
The stalls, which were set up around the track, offered games suitable for all ages. Clutching coupons, the children ran in all directions redeeming popcorn, mineral water, candy floss and playing all the different games.
As was the custom of K.I.T.E.’s Egg Hunt events, this year’s entry into the Singapore Book of Records was “the largest Chicken Dance”, involving 1,400 children and a rooster mascot who led them in a five-minute-long dance.
The children departed with cheery faces and arms full of gifts. The volunteers said goodbye to the children, tired but satisfied, knowing that they had made the two hours an intense time of fun for all of them.