Play and Grow: Homemade Resurrection Eggs

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  1. Gwenni says:

    What a great idea to catch children´s interest!

  2. Love it!!!! Thank you!!!

  3. Tally Heilke says:

    This is quite neat – seems like a great visual, sensory way to tell the Easter story to kids.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Have you ever done the resurrection cookies? Here is a like I have used in the past

    http://www.annieshomepage.com/resurrectioncookies.html

    • I just saw these cookies the other day, and I thought they looked like a neat activity and treat. I'll have to try them sometime for sure!

    • Anonymous says:

      the correct order for the eggs follow 1) donkey -jesus rode into jerusalem riding on a donkey 2) coins- judas be traded jesus 3)cup and or bread the last supper 4) praying hands- jesus was praying in the graden when the soilders came to get him 5)whip- the soilders whiped jesus 6)crown of thorns – they put this on hiis head making it bleed 7)cross w/nails glued to it-becasue jesus was nail to the cross 8)dice- they played a game to see who would get the clothes 9) spear- they used the spear to make sure jesus was dead 10) cloth- they wrapped his body in cloth 11) stone – was put in the front no one in no one out 12) empty- jesus is alive , this is the way it is in the set u can buy i also mqake our own in sunday school class out of my pocket we have the purched set in every room, but i go out of the way and do it as a project in class some items are hard to find but can be made out of clay or use something similar like a horse for a donkey, we glue nails on to a cross bead which beads a cheap and u can use them for other things as well. i know i have spelling errors as well as grammer

    • Anonymous says:

      u can open them all anyday u want and everyday not only at easter

  5. What a fun way to tell the story of Easter. Great idea! I’m doing an Easter link up today over on my blog…http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com. Would love it if you joined us!

  6. Well done! Thanks for the photos of each egg. I'm visual and helps me to see how it may come together. I'm like you, I don't want to spend money on it, so this is perfect. Thanks for the download as well! Would love to hear how your son liked it, and how well it conveyed the death and resurrection of our King! (http://www.STEMmom.org)

    • The eggs went really well, I think. Sebastian looked forward to opening up one a day, and I appreciated having a plan for how to tell him about the story of Easter. I don't yet know if he retained anything, but I won't let that stop me from keeping on telling him about these types of things. Thanks for the encouragement!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Several years ago I used Resurrection Eggs to teach my multi-age Sunday School class details of the Easter story. One of the activities that was the biggest hit was creating a memory card game with pictures of each of the items in the eggs. We played like a regular memory card game, turning over two cards and looking for a match, however you got bonus points for telling others what the picture represented, ie. retelling part of the Bible Story. We also used the same cards to play a sequencing game to help them recall events in order. Playing these games in class and sending sets of cards home with each child helped reinforce the lessons. The older children loved "helping" the little ones remember and it reinforced their learning at the same time.

  8. We don't really like to do Easter egg hunts at our house. This is a perfect activity to replace that. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love your selection and organization of the topics for each egg! I looked on several sites to find a list that I liked the best and it is yours. :)

  10. *laura* says:

    this was a great resource to make my own. thanks! *laura*

  11. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the great instructions, pretty photos and printables! Really grateful for the time you have taken to share this with others…I'm making these for my little Sunday school class of 7 kids. I'm looking forward to sharing the true meaning of Easter with them in a way that combines eggs and the Bible!
    I'm trying to make Easter traditions in our house up there with Christmas, so we are also going to do an Easter Tree this year, similar to a Jesse tree. I found lots of great ideas online for the theme for the decorations; I am planning to cut mine out of colourful felt.

  12. Wendy says:

    We have used a set of home made eggs similar to this for several years. One of my most precious memories is of my then four year old opening each egg and telling the story to her two year old sister. The look on each face as they talked about Jesus and his pain and his being alive for real and true is something to cherish. I let mine play with them later and was surprised to find that they would get them out over the course of the year and sit and tell themselves the story again. Pieces get lost and mixed around, but small price to pay right?

    Thank you for posting this and for teaching and training your child. Blesssings.

  13. Anonymous says:

    My resurrection eggs are in a different order. The first is a donkey (arrival in J.) second is three coins (Judas' blood money) third is a cup (last supper) fourth are praying hands (garden of g.) fifth is leather strip (39 lashes), sixth is crown of thorns (king of Jews), seventh is nails (Jesus' crucifixion), eighth is a dye (gambling for Jesus' clothes), ninth is a spear (Romans making sure Jesus is dead), tenth is linin (wrapped up Jesus body) eleventh is a stone (rock in front of Jesus' tomb) and last is an empty egg because he was resurrected. I let my children play with them all of Easter time whenever they want to – I think they learn better that way because one at a time for 12 days they seem to forget the story. I think the little pieces of paper are a little bit unnecessary – I have a master book that all the things are on. Makes it easier that way, for me, so the papers don't get all lost or torn.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I usually take out the dice and add the "why" of the story. My set looks like:
    1. palm
    2. coins
    3. cup
    4. crown/robe
    5. whip
    6. Cross
    7. nails
    8. spear
    9. linen
    10. stone
    11. Empty tomb!!!!
    12. Heart. I've found that kids want to know WHY Jesus had to die on the cross, why everything happened. The heart gives me a chance to explain that it was God's love for us that led him to the cross. I love finishing the story with God's love for us. :)

  15. Tiritilli says:

    Pinned This. Thanks!

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