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Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move! The 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll

The theme of the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll was "Let's Go, Let's Play, Let's Move!" and with activities that included leaping through an obstacle course, stretching to downward dog, jumping for three-pointers and serving on the tennis courts, there was not much standing around on the agenda. By 7 pm on Monday, more than 30,000 people had visited the South Lawn for the 134th annual event -- and more than 14,500 hard-boiled eggs had been rolled. 

President Barack Obama Reacts To The Crowd

President Barack Obama reacts to the crowd before the start of a race during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012


Other activities included egg dyeing, face painting and healthy cooking lessons by White House and celebrity chefs that encouraged children to Play With Your Food. 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Participates In A Healthy Cooking Demonstration

First Lady Michelle Obama and two young girls participate in a healthy cooking demonstration with Al Roker, left, and guest chef Marcus Samuelsson during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012. The group prepared shrimp and vegetable tacos.

 

The musical performances by Janelle Monae, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow, Sesame Street, Zendaya, China Ann McClain and the McClain Sisters were also high energy; and when families needed a rest, there were readings by Robin Roberts, Julianne Moore, Jeff Kinney from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Etan Thomas, Forest Whitaker, Bella Thorne and, of course, the First Family on the Storytime Stage. Check out some of our favorite moments from the day:

President Barack Obama High Fives His Doubles Partner

President Barack Obama high fives his doubles partner following a tennis drill on the White House Tennis Court during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012. The pair played Chris Evert and her partner, a boy attending the festivities.

President Barack Obama Participates In A Basketball Drill

President Barack Obama participates in a basketball drill on the White House Basketball Court during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012.


 
First Lady Michelle Obama Visits The Obstacle Course

First Lady Michelle Obama and "Biggest Loser" star Bob Harper, right, watch as a girl makes her way through an obstacle course during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 9, 2012.