White House Easter Egg Roll Sets New Record

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A record 30,000 parents and children gathered across the White House South Lawn Monday for the annual Easter egg roll.

The first family greeted attendees and took turns reading books. Daughters Sasha and Malia read "Where the Wild Things Are" while President and First Lady Obama read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."

"The theme for this year's roll is "Get Up and Go!" because as you know, I'm a big proponent of getting up and going -- making sure we're moving and eating healthy," Mrs. Obama said.

"So while you're here, in addition to listening to some great music and dancing a little bit, you can roll your eggs, do some yoga," she said. "You can do some obstacle courses, play basketball and tennis."

The White House Easter egg roll tradition began in 1878.

About 14,500 dyed, hard-boiled eggs were used in this year's White House Easter egg roll and egg hunt, according to the first lady's office.

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