TOPEKA, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly announced an alternative to public Easter egg hunts on April 11, the day before Easter during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly urged Kansans to participate in a ‘Safe Easter Egg Hunt’ by coloring state-themed patters on printouts of Easter eggs.
“Decorate one of the Easter Bunny’s coloring pages and place it in your window at home, so your friends and neighbors can find them over the holiday weekend as they pass by outside,” Kelly said in a Facebook video.
The governor is using this idea as a way to encourage people to stay home during one of the busiest holidays for the Christian faith.
Kelly had issued an executive order limiting the size of religious gatherings in the state. Earlier this week however, state legislators overturned the limit, saying the order didn’t abide by the state constitution.
Top health officials blasted the Republican legislators’ move, calling it nothing but politics. Gov. Kelly called it “shockingly irresponsible.” She later sued the ruling to officially bring it before the state court.