A Hard-Boiled Conundrum

by John Riggio

If you've never asked the question out loud, perhaps you've at least thought it: What do you do with all those hard-boiled eggs after Easter? I mean, I guess you could eat them as is, add a little salt, and you're golden. But what if you've dyed a whole bunch of eggs? And maybe you don't feel like making egg salad?

This song explores the options, including turning your colorful eggs into tennis balls and modern art. You don't have to use our ideas, either! Our production team and studio singers came up with the spoken ideas, and you're only hearing some of them on the recording. If you have a creative bunch, substitute your own use for hard-boiled eggs. Foosball™? Ballast? Earrings? Paperweights? The possibilities are endless!

Of course, you'll need soloists to speak the spoken lines. There are six lines, so you could use that many soloists, or have students speak multiple lines.

Consider a mock demonstration of each suggestion if you use the song in performance. But use plastic eggs please. Even hard-boiled, real ones are a bad idea for this use. (Safety tip: The FDA advises that hard-boiled eggs should be eaten within 1 week after cooking, and that eggs should not sit out for more than 2 hours. Keep 'em refrigerated. Cause salmonella is just wrong.)

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.