What a terrific way to share the Easter story of Jesus’s resurrection with your children.
Little Ryan has learned the entire Easter story with the help of Resurrection Eggs.
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You can easily make Resurrection Eggs at home.
Purchase 12 small plastic Easter eggs from Wal-Mart or the Family Dollar. Make sure they will fit inside of a regular egg carton. Number them 1 through 12.
Use a left over egg carton. If you still have eggs inside the carton – just put them into a large bowl for safe keeping.
Place the item listed below into each egg. You can also put the scripture reference – or you can tell the story from memory.
Once all the eggs are filled – you can begin telling the story.
Without telling your children what you’re about to do, make a list of the items needed and send the kids on a scavenger hunt to find the items.
Imagine their surprise when they realize these items can help tell the story of Salvation!
Egg Number 1
Message: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage: Matthew 21:1-11.
Item: A small plastic leaf or a piece of a palm branch or a blade of grass.
Egg Number 2
Message: Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet.
Passage: John 12:2-8.
Item: Cotton ball with perfume on it.
Egg Number 3
Message: Jesus ate the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage: Matthew 26:17-19.
Item: A small piece of cracker to represent the Passover bread.
Egg Number 4
Message: Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage: Matthew 27:3.
Item: Three dimes
Egg Number 5
Message: Jesus carried His cross.
Passage: John 19:17.
Item: A toothpick that is cut and glued in the form of a cross.
Egg Number 6
Message: Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.
Passage: John 19:2.
Item: A small thorny branch or a single large thorn (a toothpick would work too)
Egg Number 7
Message: Soldiers parted Jesus’ garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage: John 19:23.
Item: Miniature dice
Egg Number 8
Message: Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage: John 19:18,37 and John 20:25-29.
Item: A nail, Horseshoe nail or push pin,
Egg Number 9
Message: They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage: Matthew 27:34.
Item: A q-tip
Egg Number 10
Message: Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage: John 19:40.
Item: a few whole cloves or other whole spices.
Egg Number 11
Message: The stone covering Jesus’ tomb was rolled away.
Passage: John 20:1.
Item: A small rock.
Egg Number 12
Message: The tomb is empty. He has risen!
Passage: Luke 24:6.
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Matthew 28:16-20( The Great Commission )
King James Version (KJV)
16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.