Easter Holiday is approaching closer, where each one of us is busy stocking up on Easter basket goodies, and delicious candy-filled colorful plastic eggs loved and relished by your kids for hunting over and over again.
Easter Holiday presents us an opportunity to offer our kids some extra sugar and also fun-filled activities and apart from these exciting proceedings, it is time to explain and plant the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection eggs into the minds of our little ones. Easter is one of the biggest and important events of the year, making us aware of the importance of Jesus in our lives that he is a God that brought ultimate hope for our lost and perishing world.
What are Resurrection Eggs?
What is the Resurrection Egg? this is the most common question asked by our innocent kids. Easter is the best time to explain to our kids about Resurrection eggs through the story of Easter. Even if you are unfamiliar with these egg storytelling activities, then you can explain it differently through a dozen traditional colorful plastic Easter egg hunting eggs. Instead of filling these eggs with candies, fill them with creative things that could easily explain to them the story of Jesus’s death and its resurrection.
So below is the quick overview of What part of the Easter story that each Easter egg narrates about:
Egg 1: Palm Branch
Jesus rides into the city of Jerusalem on a Donkey and the crowd praises him with the Palm Branch.
Egg 2: Bread and Wine
It was the first communion with Jesus.
Egg 3: Cross
Jesus was crucified and nailed to the cross.
Egg 4: Silver
Jesus is betrayed by Judas and is paid with 30 pieces of silver.
Egg 5: Towel
Jesus washes his disciple’s feet with Towel
Egg 6: Garden
Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to Pray.
Egg 7: Rope
Jesus is arrested in the garden and tied with rope.
Egg 8: Stone
In front of Jesus’ tomb, a large stone was placed, along with the soldiers to guard his dead body.
Egg 9: Crown of Thorns
Soldiers prepare a crown of Thorns to place it on Jesus’ head thereby calling him the king of Jews.
Egg 10: Spear
A soldier pierced Jesus’ side with a spear before he was brought down from the cross.
Egg 11: Linen
Joseph covers Jesus’ body in strips of linen and places it in a tomb.
Egg 12: Empty
It was on the third day the woman came to Jesus’ tomb and found it empty. Angels greet them and it is believed and informed them that Jesus has risen from the dead.
So it is the best and funniest way to use these eggs in your home, that would help your kids understand better and interestingly the work of Jesus and his blessings. Also, it is a great activity to carried out as a Sunday school lesson or as a home school lesson.
Where to Buy Your Own Resurrection Eggs?
However everyone out there doesn’t have time or some of them might lack the Pinteresting skills, then there is no need to worry as you can find great places to buy Resurrection Eggs sets from.
One of the popular online portal Christianbook.com offers a great set that includes an illustrated companion to read as your kids open each egg and also find surprising content.
Ecommerce platform Amazon also has this set that comes with cute figurines for each of the plastic eggs. The set comes with the plastic container for the eggs that can be preserved for multiple Easter years.
Also if you are searching for more innovative or interactive, then Oriental Trading is the place where you will find the sets that include coloring pages and labels. The great thing about this set is it can be used as a family project.
You can engage your kids by coloring, cutting and simply assembling them together. So if you are planning to carry out this as a Sunday school lesson, then this coloring activity makes the lesson much more interesting and hands-on too!