Virtual Easter egg hunt

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The Iowa Egg Council encourages families to print out and color Easter eggs and put them in windows.

URBANDALE — Due to COVID-19 Easter egg hunts have been canceled throughout the state and the country.

Iowa Egg Council encourages families to visit iowaegg.org to download and print off an Easter egg coloring sheet. Color the egg and place it on a window for people to see.

According to the news release, the Iowa Egg Council "encourage[s] children and their families to go for a walk and hunt for eggs on windows, and share them with Iowa Egg Council on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If going outside is not an option, simply color your egg and share your artwork to one of Iowa Egg Council's social media accounts using #IowaEggHunt or #IowaEggColoring."

Iowa Egg Council's virtual Easter egg contest officially kicks off March 20. All entries must be posted by midnight on April 11. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on April 17 The winner will receive an egg swag bag that includes a tote bag, Amazon gift card, t-shirt, coloring book, pencil and stress egg.

"We hope to spread positivity and enjoyment with this contest and continue the tradition of Easter despite the current state of the world right now," the news release reads. "We look forward to finding and seeing all of the beautifully colored Easter eggs and encourage families to decorate hardboiled eggs and cook plenty of egg friendly recipes with your families at home. For recipe and egg decorating ideas visit Iowaegg.org or IncredibleEgg.org."

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