Thursday, April 1, 2010

Resurrection Eggs

With Easter coming I always try to think of ways to teach our children the true meaning of this holiday. Resurrection eggs are a great and easy way to remind them of why we celebrate Easter. In case you have never heard of them, let me explain. You get a egg carton with plastic eggs of different colors and each egg contains an item that leads up to the resurrection of Jesus Christ along with a short description of what to read from the Bible and what each corresponding egg represents. For example, one egg will have coins in it to represent Judas betrayal, one egg will have a piece of cloth representing the cloth Jesus was wrapped in when he was placed in the tomb, one egg is empty representing the empty tomb, etc. You can start to do these twelve days before Easter or all at one time depending on your preference.

My kids love them and I love how it gives them something they can see and touch and hear about. Even the littles ones get it. If you don't want to go buy them (usually at a local Christian bookstore) you can go online and get instructions to make your own.

What are some of your traditions or ways you teach your children what Easter is all about? Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season :)

1 comment:

  1. I saw this devotion done many years ago at a Missionettes training conference. I was so touched by it that I bought my own plastic eggs and make my own things to put inside. I remember the end of the devotion talked about how the last egg was the most special because "it was empty". Jesus had risen! Have a blessed day!