I have done these every year for the last few years. I usually have to redo them a little because something gets lost between last year and this one. My little ones love to learn the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. This story allows me to teach them using the scriptures and visual aids in a way that they can tell it themselves, and learn the story of why we truly celebrate Easter.
This will be our family home evening this week! I love Easter. Hope you enjoy this idea.
You will need the following:
12 fillable plastic eggs
the following small items:
|Egg #1||Matthew 26:38-39||Small cup||Savior suffering in Garden of Gethsemene|
|Egg #2||Matthew 26:14-15||3 dimes||Judas betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver|
|Egg #3||Matthew 27:22-25||Small piece of soap||Pilate questions Jesus and washed his hands|
|Egg #4||Matthew 27:29||Thorns||Placed a crown of thorns on His head|
|Egg #5||John 19:16-17||Cross||Cross of Jesus|
|Egg #6||John 19:18-19||Nail||Jesus crucified|
|Egg #7||Matthew 27:35||Dice||Soldiers gambled for His garments|
|Egg #8||Matthew 27:45-50||Sponge||Gave Him vinegar to drink|
|Egg #9||Matthew 27:50-51||Rocks||Jesus died, earth did quake|
|Egg #10||John 19:38-42||Spices||Annointed Jesus’ body|
|Egg #11||Matthew 27:59-60||Round stone||Stone rolled in front of sepulchre|
|Egg #12||Matthew 28:1-10||Empty||Jesus tomb is empty, Resurrection of Jesus|
I have included a word document of this here for you to print: Resurrection Eggs
Number eggs 1-12, and fill each egg with scripture reference and appropriate object.
My girls know this story by heart because we have done it together since before they were even speaking well. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Let the kids gather the objects and do the work!!
I can’t help but include this video: