April 1, 2010

Resurrection Eggs

These little eggs are one reason why I love the internet and especially love blogging. This was a discovery I made at Carisa's site (see link below), where she shared about these little eggs and how you can use them to teach your child the story of the Resurrection. In a nutshell, each egg has a small item inside that symbolizes one part of the Resurrection story.

Egg 1  - donkey- Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.
Egg 2  - coins   - Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 silver coins.
Egg 3  - a cup or bread- The events at The Last Supper.
Egg 4  - praying hands- Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Egg 5  - whip- Jesus was whipped after his trial.
Egg 6  - crown of thorns- Jesus was mocked by the soldiers.
Egg 7  - nails - Nails were driven into Jesus' hands and feet.
Egg 8  - dice - The soldiers gambled for Jesus' robe.
Egg 9  - spear- A spear was pierced into Jesus' side.
Egg 10- cloth- Jesus' body was wrapped in linen cloth.
Egg 11- stone- The tomb stone was found rolled away.
Egg 12- empty egg- The tomb was empty because Jesus had risen!

The original  Resurrection eggs can be purchased here. I, however, decided to make my own set and used these plastic eggs from Woolworths. I also used a combination of actual items, such as real coins, nails and a piece of cloth, as well as printed pictures for the other items, which I found at Christian Preschool Printables.

This is the first time that I have shared the Resurrection story with my oldest son in such detail and he really loved the concept of the eggs. I think that being able to open each egg and hold and touch the items inside, really helps children remember the details of the story...and of course there is the BEST happy ending ever!

Carisa at 1+1+1=1  also has some wonderful printables that can be used with the eggs. To see what she did, click here.  Jill at Totally Tots also shares incredible insights about what she has discovered using the eggs and you can read her post here. I will definitely be saving mine, as I know I will be using them for years to come.


Donette said...

Those eggs are adorable! well done.
I didn't see them at woolies at all!

Love and Lollipops said...

Hi Donette

Nice to have you here! And thank you for your comment!

Sorry you missed those eggs...isn't that so true for Woolies. If you see it, buy it! Or it's gone!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

We love our Resurrection Eggs, although I'll admit I went the pre-made route!

Trudie said...

Those eggs are so cute! Great idea Georgia. Will keep an eye out for them, maybe I can get some here somewhere. If I do find some I will email you Donette! I can then post it off to you.

Love and Lollipops said...

Hi Christianne

Thanks for stopping by! I tried to source some pre-made eggs here in South Africa, but couldn't find any. It was fun making them. I'm hoping to replace all the "picture" items with real items.

katherinemarie said...

Such a lovely and inspiring way to teach about the TRUE meaning of EASTER!! I was hoping to make a batch this year, but didn't get to it!! MAYBE NEXT YEAR!!! :):)

Love and Lollipops said...

Hi Katherine

From what I can see you were pretty busy this Easter!

Loved the Serenity prayer, thank you for reminding me!

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