Sunday, April 05, 2009

Resurrection Eggs

We have a store bought set of Resurrection Eggs that we use every Easter but these homemade ones look fun to put together so I wanted to share it.

Resurrection Eggs illustrate the story of Easter in a fun and inviting way for
children. These are simple to make and will quickly become a favorite family

12 plastic eggs
Egg carton
Permanent marker
Piece of a palm leaf or similar leaf
Small piece of cloth with perfume on it
Small piece of bread or cereal
A couple of dimes or nickels
Small cross (you can even make one from pieces of Popsicle sticks)
Thorn or small thorny branch
Piece of burlap
2 nails
Small piece of sponge
A couple of cloves or other whole spice
Small rock
Small piece of linen
Little slips of paper to write Scripture references on

Use a permanent marker to write the numbers 1 through 12 on the eggs, and
then put the eggs in the egg carton. Inside each egg, place the item and Scripture
reference written on a small piece of paper.
Egg #1
Message - Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm
Passage - Matthew 21:1-11
Item - Piece of palm branch or similar leaf.
Egg #2
Message - Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus' feet.
Passage - John 12:2-8
Item - Small cloth with perfume on it.
Egg #3
Message - Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage - Matthew 26:17-30
Item - A small piece of bread or cereal.
Egg #4
Message - Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage - Matthew 27:3
Item - 2 dimes or nickels
Egg #5
Message - Jesus carried His own cross.
Passage - John 19:17
Item - A small plastic cross, or make your own cross.
Egg #6
Message - Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head.
Passage - John 19:2
Item - A thorn or a piece of a thorny branch.
Egg #7
Message - Soldiers parted Jesus' garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage - John 19:23
Item - A scrap of burlap and one of the nails.
Egg #8
Message - Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage - John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
Item - The other nail.
Egg #9
Message – Jesus was given vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage - Matthew 27:34
Item - A small sponge.
Egg #10
Message - Spices were used to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage - John 19:40
Item – The cloves or spices.
Egg #11
Message - The stone covering Jesus' tomb was rolled away.
Passage - John 20:1
Item - A small rock.
Egg #12
Message - All that was found was Jesus’ burial linens. He was not there. He has
Passage - John 20:6-7
Item - A scrap of linen-type fabric.