The First Family is hosting more than 30,000 kids and parents on the South Lawn for the 134th White House Easter Egg Roll today:
The tradition of the Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes welcomed children to the White House to roll hard-boiled eggs down the sloping hills of the South Lawn. This year, some 14,500 dyed and hard-boiled eggs will be used for the game.
This year’s theme is “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!” and focuses on promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives.
Visit the White House blog for more on today's event, including live coverage, and a look at the Easter Egg Roll through the years.