Tuesday, April 7, 2009

resurrection eggs

easter is a beautiful time of year, but i am always afraid that the resurrection story can sometimes be lost in all the candy, plastic eggs and bunnies that are hopping around.

resurrection eggs are a great way to tell the resurrection story to your children at easter...and it's easy to do yourself.

grab a bag of plastic easter eggs at your local store...and save an egg carton from your eggs this week.

mark each egg with a number...you can use permanent marker or some scrapbook letter stickers...whatever you would like.

each egg will represent one of 12 parts of the resurrection story. inside each egg you will place a bible passage to read and an item representing the bible passage. then you can tell your children the message associated with each passage/item.

so into each egg, place the item and scripture reference noted on a piece of paper.
Egg #1:
Message -- Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage -- Matthew 21:1-11
Item -- Piece of palm branch or plastic leaf in the egg.

Egg #2:
Message -- Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus' feet.
Passage -- John 12:2-8
Item -- Small perfume sample from a magazine or cloth with perfume or cologne on it.

Egg #3:
Message -- Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage -- Matthew 26:17-19
Item – a piece of Chex cereal

Egg #4:
Message -- Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage -- Matthew 27:3
Item -- 3 dimes or plastic “silver” money

Egg #5:
Message -- Jesus carried His own cross.
Passage -- John 19:17
Item – toothpicks or Popsicle stick cut and glued into a cross.

Egg #6:
Message -- Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head.
Passage -- John 19:2
Item -- Small thorny branch or a large thorn all by itself.

Egg #7:
Message -- Soldiers parted Jesus' garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage -- John 19:23
Item -- Swatch of burlap and a nail or miniature dice.

Egg #8:
Message -- Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage -- John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
Item -- A nail

Egg #9:
Message -- They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage -- Matthew 27:34
Item -- A small sponge

Egg #10:
Message -- Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage -- John 19:40
Item -- 7 or 8 whole cloves, or other whole spices

Egg #11:
Message -- The stone covering Jesus' tomb was rolled away.
Passage -- John 20:1
Item -- A small rock

Egg #12:
Message -- The napkin around Jesus' head was lying separately from His linen clothers. He was not there. He has risen!
Passage -- John 20:6-7
Item -- A scrap of linen-type fabric

enjoy your easter and take time to remember the resurrection story...and share it with others.

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  1. You are full of so many wonderful ideas! I think this is great!!! Meme

  2. Love that!!! What a great idea..thank you:)

  3. I have good memories of these eggs growing up! A really fun way of sharing the gospel message. :)


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