When Easter rolls around, our kids do Easter baskets and attend egg hunts, but our main focus is on the real story of Easter. My husband and I love finding tangible ways to teach our kids. Bible stories and church sermons go a long way in telling the story, but illustrations help the kids understand the story better. Enter Resurrection Eggs.
I first encountered the eggs when our oldest daughter was 2 or 3 and attending a kids program at a church. I forgot about them until last week, when the memory burst forth, and then wasted no more time ordering a set (affiliate) from Amazon. Thanks to Prime, they were on my doorstep in 2 days. The kids immediately tore into the box. My oldest – who is now 12 – loved them as much, if not more, than the other 3 younger kids. It’s worth noting that the eggs contain some small pieces, so the little ones definitely need supervision, but I can already tell that they will be a part of our Easter tradition from now on.
So What Are Resurrection Eggs?
They’re a set of 12 plastic, traditional Easter eggs that arrive in a plastic egg carton. Inside each egg is an item telling the story of Jesus’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. In fact, the last egg – the white one – is empty and symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus 3 days after his death. Other items included – a thorny wreath, like the one placed on Jesus’s head, coins to represent the money Judas received for the betrayal of Jesus and a piece of white linen to signify the linen wrapped around Jesus in the tomb.
Afraid you’re too unfamiliar with the story to really appreciate the eggs? No worries. There’s a guide book that tells the significance of each and every piece. Ours also includes the Spanish translation. These eggs really are great– I’m only sorry I waited 10 years to order my own set!
Ideas for what to DO with the eggs:
- Have a small family Easter egg hunt in your home/yard. First, hide the resurrection eggs and some other plastic ones. Then, when the eggs are found, sit with your kids and have them open the eggs. As they remove their trinkets, tell the story in your book. Finally, have them put them in order.
- Try an Easter countdown – advent style. The 12 days leading up to Easter, open one egg per day. Then, on Easter Sunday, open the empty one and celebrate the resurrection. (You might like to have a special treat to make like resurrection rolls or resurrection cookies. This will soften the blow of an empty egg for the kids and it helps continue the lesson).
- Simply set the eggs out around your home and encourage your kids to read the story and open the eggs as often as they’re interested.
- Go to Family Life’s website and enter the access code in your booklet (included with the eggs) and download color pages and puzzles and more!
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