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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Homemade Resurrection Eggs~EASTER

Young children are very concrete learner, and usually need something they can see or touch to fully understand a concept. Resurrection eggs are one of the  concrete ways we can share the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with our children.  Resurrection eggs can be purchased, but you can also make your own using items around your home.

To make your own resurrection eggs, you will need an ordinary egg carton and a dozen plastic eggs, a Bible, and the items listed below. 

Share about Jesus using one egg at a time. Explain in your own words (and ask your children) what each item symbolizes and read the verses from the Bible. Older children may read the verse.

 Eventually, even young children can tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection with the help of the symbols found in the eggs.  You may  print out below scriptures, or cut apart the below  scriptures into small strips and put them inside the egg

Homemade Resurrection Eggs
Egg #1 Oyster cracker (or crusty bread) 
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 

Egg #2 Silver coins
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.  Matthew 26:14-16 

Egg #3 Purple cloth 
They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
Matthew 27:28 

Egg #4 Thorns 
and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head.  Matthew 27:29 

Egg #5 Rope 
Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. Mark 15:15 

Egg #6 Cross 
Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). John 19:16-17 

Egg #7 Nail 
There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. John 19:18 

Egg #8 Sign that says, “This is the king of theJews.” 
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the Jews. Luke 23:38 

Egg #9 Sponge (with vinegar) 
Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. Matthew 27:48 

Egg #10 Cloves or spices  or cotton ball with essential oil
Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. Luke 23:56 

Egg #11 Rock 
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.  Matthew 27:59-60 

Egg #12 EMPTY
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:55-56 

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