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Resurrection Eggs – The Easter Story

April 2, 2010

It is the holidays that always make me remember what wonderful blessings I have–my health, my wonderfully devoted husband, my 3 beautiful children, my job.  But, yesterday I was almost to the point of tears when my 6 year old son was showing me his resurrection eggs that they had made at school (my twins go to a private Catholic school) and he was explaining each and every egg and the treasure inside.

Egg #1:     Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage — Matthew 21:1-11
Item — Plastic palm leaf.
Egg #2:    Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet.
Passage — John 12:2-8
Item — Small piece of cotton with cologne on itEgg #3:    Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage — Matthew 26:17-19
Item – a piece of Chex cereal; or take clay and make a small bread-like shape

Egg #4:    Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage — Matthew 27:3
Item — 3 dimes or plastic “silver” money

Egg #5:    Jesus carried His own cross.
Passage — John 19:17
Item – a small wooden cross

Egg #6:    Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.
Passage — John 19:2
Item — half of a toothpick (thorn)
Egg #7:    Soldiers parted Jesus’ garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage — John 19:23
Item — A piece of clothEgg #8:    Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage — John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
Item — A nail

Egg #9:    They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage — Matthew 27:34
Item — A small sponge

Egg #10:    Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage — John 19:40
Item — Cloves, or other whole spices

Egg #11:    The stone covering Jesus’ tomb was rolled away.
Passage — John 20:1
Item — A small rock

Egg #12:    The napkin around Jesus’ head was lying separately from His linen clothers. He was not there. He has risen!
Passage — John 20:6-7
Item — A scrap of linen-type fabric

It was so beautiful that he could walk through that entire story of Easterand know it with such detail.  At one point he said “and then Jesus said, forgive them Father, for they do not know what they are doing”.  I was so filled with emotion that my children at the age of 6 have a better understanding of the story of Easter than most adults.
If you are Christian, please share this activity with your children–it will most likely be the best lesson they ever learn.

Have a beautiful Easter and God Bless you and your family.

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