Resurrection Eggs

Posted by  | Thursday, October 1, 2009  at 2:50 PM  
Edited to add: I just found the file I created for my resurrection eggs. It is a word file - so if you would like it, email us and I'll send it to you!
This past Easter, I so enjoyed making resurrection eggs with Will (who was not quite 3 at the time). We enjoyed going through them several times in the week leading up to Easter and Will really seemed to understand most of them. I am already looking forward to using them this year with him a little older.

Basically the concept is that each egg holds a small item that represents some part of the Easter story. You also add a piece of paper with a scripture reference on it pertaining to the item.

For example: Judas betrayed Jesus for 3o pieces of silver. Therefore, one egg contained a few dimes along with the scripture reference for Matthew 27:3, "When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders." The last egg is empty - symbolizing the tomb! (That was Will's favorite egg!)

When I made mine - I found several different resources online for examples of items and scriptures to use. I think I used a combination of a few sites based on the items I had on hand to make my eggs with. My friend Sarah, has a good list for resurrection eggs on her craft blog. There are also instructions at Christian Homemaking.

You can also purchase resurrection eggs at Christian bookstores or Amazon - but I thought it was more fun and meaningful (not to mention cheaper!) to make them myself. In addition, I decided to make a second set while making ours and look forward to giving them away to someone in the near future! Possibly some young friends of ours in the neighborhood!

Has anyone else made or used resurrection eggs?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Yes! This past Easter was our 1st year to make and use the Resurrection eggs. We went through them when we 1st made them. On Easter Sunday we hid them along with the other eggs and opened those 1st. It was fun seeing what they remembered. I cant wait to bring them out again this Easter!

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