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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The 12 Resurrection Eggs Of Easter

 
Making The Easter Story Come Alive For Your Child

Today is exactly 12 days from Easter Sunday. Which is why I found it appropriate to share with you all the idea of Resurrection Eggs. Basically the resurrection eggs are eggs filled with little trinkets used to tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection . . . the true meaning of Easter. 
Although Robbie is a bit young to fully understand the concept of Resurrection Eggs, I found this idea to be a great way to celebrate  the Resurrection of Christ as a family. I know this will become one of our little families Easter traditions each year!

So, here is what you will need to get started on making your very own set of Resurrection Eggs;

What you’ll need:

  • Empty egg carton (1 dozen)
  • 12 plastic eggs
  • Various additional supplies mentioned below
The outside of the carton can be decorated with paper, etc. as well…

Here is an example of a beautifully decorated carton.

 Getting Started . . .
First, you will need an empty egg carton to place your 12 plastic eggs in.

Next, you will need 12 plastic, colorful Easter eggs. You know the kind you would stuff with goodies and hunt for as a child. You should be able to find these eggs at just about any store during this time of year, but check-out your local dollar store first!
You will then need to use a permanent marker to number your eggs 1-12.

Here’s what you’ll put inside each egg:
  • {Egg #1} Put a picture of the world, a cross, and a heart in this egg and the following….on a piece of paper, write or type: World and heart ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son… {John 3:16} God loved us so much that He sent His one and only son to die for our sins.
  • {Egg #2} Put a small leaf or branch in this egg and the following….on a piece of paper, write or type: Palm Leaf ~ On Palm Sunday, they put palm branches and coats on the ground and waved palm branches at Jesus, shouting “Hosanna!”
  • {Egg #3} Put half of a ritz cracker or other small piece of bread in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Bread ~ Jesus was having Passover, and it was called the Last Supper. He said, This is my body that was broken for you.
  • {Egg #4} Put one hershey’s kiss in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Kiss ~ Judas told the soldiers who Jesus was by giving Jesus a kiss.
  • {Egg #5} Put one nickel in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Judas got paid 30 pieces of silver for being bad and betraying Jesus.
  • {Egg #6} Put one toothpick in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Thorns ~ They put a crown made out of thorns on Jesus’s head.
  • {Egg #7} Put one nail in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Nail ~ They nailed Jesus to the cross.
  • {Egg #8} Cut a small piece off of a sponge and put it in this egg with the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Sponge ~ They gave Jesus “pickle juice” {vinegar} to drink in a sponge.
  • {Egg #9} Cut a small piece of tissue, toilet paper or paper towel and put it in this egg with the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Wrapping ~ They wrapped Jesus up in cloth and buried him. When he came back alive, the wrapping was left behind.
  • {Egg #10} Put a small rock in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Rock ~ The stone was rolled away on Easter morning because Jesus rose from the dead.
  • {Egg #11} All that goes in this egg is the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Empty ~ He is not here. He has risen!
  • {Egg #12} Put a penny or a gold dollar {if you have one} in this egg and the following… on a piece of paper, write or type: Gold Coin ~ Because of what Jesus did on the cross, if we believe in him, ask him to forgive us of our sins, and ask him into our hearts, we get to be with Him in heaven some day! Heaven will be so fun, and will even have streets made of gold!!
Once you’re done… every day leading up to Easter, open 1 egg and read that part of the story!

A fun way to share the story of Easter with your children! Enjoy! :)

Blessings,

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