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.