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Fun at the White House easter egg roll: Michelle Obama kicks off final Easter egg roll with a little whip and nae nae on the white house lawn with Idina Menzel, Shaquille O’Neal and Shonda Rhimes

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Idina Menzel kicked off the event singing the national anthem alongside the Obamas and the Easter bunny (pictured) 
    Idina Menzel sang the national anthem. Shaquille O’Neal, Shonda Rhimes, Bear Grylls will read stories
    There is also a food station manned by celebrity chefs, there will also be yoga demonstrations and a fun run
Obama kicked off the Easter egg roll – a tradition dating back to 1878 when President Hayes was in office
Michelle Obama paid tribute to her husband in opening address, and did the whip/nae nae for the crowds
 Photos after the cut ….

Thousands of children will descend upon the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. 
And if they have energy to spare after finding the wooden eggs, about 250 of them will join first lady Michelle Obama for a run.
The ‘fun run’ is the latest addition to an event that began in 1878 and now includes storytelling, musical performances and tips from professional athletes on how to play basketball, tennis and other sports. 
Headline acts include Idina Menzel, who sang the national anthem.
Bear Grylls, the cast of Black-ish, Shaquille O’Neal and Shonda Rhimes will read stories in the story corner. Beyonce, Jay Z, their daughter Blue Ivy and their other relatives also attended the event.
Michelle Obama gave the opening speech, paying tribute to the 250,000 people that have visited the South Lawn during their seven-year administration.
She added: ‘We’ve got dancing, we’ve got a little whip… a little nae nae,’ raising her hand to do the popular dance move. Barack followed suit, laughing.

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Barack read the book he reads every year: Where The Wild Things Are, with some help from Michelle

The president is seen growling as he encourages the kids to get involved in the story-telling
Obama lifts Stella Munoz into the air while greeting guests on the South Lawn
As Michelle waves to crowds, Barack steals a fist bump from one of the Stormtroopers stationed by the steps
‘Today is bitter sweet for us because this is the last Obama administration Easter egg roll,’ Michelle told the crowds.  
Praising her husband, she told the crowd she was amazed by what their administration has accomplished in seven years, including ‘opening up the White House to as many people as many backgrounds as possible’ and ‘exposing families to healthy living’. 
She also gave a mention to the military families present at the event.  
Later Barack read the book he reads every year: Where The Wild Things Are. 
There will be a food station manned by celebrity chefs José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, Ted Allen and Kwame Onwuachi. 
There are even yoga demonstrations and, of course, the traditional egg rolling.

 

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