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For Easter, the Obamas roll and rhyme with Reese Witherspoon and the cast of 'Glee'

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Smiling mum Reese Witherspoon brought along her children, Ava and Deacon
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The Obama family began the day on the balcony of the White House with the Easter Bunny
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As the stars of Glee performed, Sasha and Malia sang and danced with mum Michelle
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06 APRIL 2010

The White House's Easter celebrations came a day late, but with all the grandeur—and fun—that one could expect from the US First Family.

At the annual Easter Egg Roll, which began in 1878, the Obamas hosted 30,000 guests on the White House lawn for a day of activities focusing on the theme "Ready, Set, Go," as part of the First Lady's campaign against childhood obesity.

The crowd included many famous faces, like Hollywood starlet Reese Witherspoon, joined by her children, Ava, ten, and six-year-old Deacon. British author JK Rowling, who read from Harry Potter, was also on the guest list.

The cast members of Glee were one group of special guests who received a personal invitation from Michelle.

Last month the actors expressed their excitement for the event, and during it, they posted photos and comments to their personal Twitter pages.

Amber Riley, who also sang the US national anthem, wrote, "I feel so blessed! Glory to God!" and later added: "That was the most amazing thing I've ever done."

Michelle and her girls, Malia, 11, and eight-year-old Sasha are fans of the Golden Globe-winning comedy-musical and were spotted gleefully singing and dancing along as the cast performed.

Though the First Lady was the official host of the event, Barack certainly didn't miss out on any of the fun.

The president, known for his motivational speeches, took a more light-hearted approach to encouraging kids to eat healthy foods with an enthusiastic reading of Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham.

Barack also played basketball with the children and helped some little ones roll along their hard-boiled eggs with a spoon in the day's main event.

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