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White House Gets Active For Its Annual Easter Egg Roll

04/06/2015 01:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 06, 2015

Small children crowded the South Lawn of the White House on Monday for the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

This year's theme was #GimmeFive, encouraging children to be active and celebrating the fifth anniversary of the first lady's Let's Move initiative. In addition to the traditional egg roll and egg hunt, the event featured sports zones and cooking demonstrations.

See photos from the festivities below:

  • Jacquelyn Martin/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave with the Easter Bunny as they greet families participating in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
  • BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images
    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Mark Wilson via Getty Images
    President Barack Obama (center) congratulates a participant during the White House Easter Egg Roll with first lady Michelle Obama (second from left) on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Mark Wilson via Getty Images
    President Barack Obama blows a whistle to start the White House Easter Egg Roll as first lady Michelle Obama looks on.
  • Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Thousands of children gathered at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
  • Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama makes a face as he reads "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
  • BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images
    Children participate in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Mark Wilson via Getty Images
    First lady Michelle Obama dances with members of the All Stars from the television show "So You Think You Can Dance" during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Jacquelyn Martin/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama watches as children participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama reacts as he plays tennis during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the tennis court on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images
    President Barack Obama greets children after reading "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
  • Jacquelyn Martin/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama watches children participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll.
  • MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images
    President Barack Obama high-fives a child while playing basketball during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Jacquelyn Martin/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    First lady Michelle Obama, left, along with the two presidential pet dogs Sunny and Bo, President Barack Obama, right, the Easter Bunny and an aide, walk down the stairs at the White House to take part in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.
  • Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS
    President Barack Obama, left, with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, right, a female Muslim American collegiate basketball player for the University of Memphis, after both played basketball on the court on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images
    Children participate in the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

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