Easter Fun: Resurrection Eggs

CG_Easter_logoJoin us this week, as we explore memorable and edifying ways to celebrate Easter. We encourage you to take some of the ideas you find and make them your own. Feel free to share your thoughts on each of these projects and join in the fun!

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There’s nothing like an egg hunt. We adults have fun hiding them in the most obscure of places and the kiddos enjoy the hunt. What makes an egg hunt even more memorable? When it has a purpose!

Each year, for as long as I can remember, we have unearthed our special box of eggs reserved only for Easter; Resurrection Eggs. Twelve, little ovum filled with objects to help better understand the resurrection story; our kids’ eyes light up the minute they spy the box.

Resurrection Eggs

When our children were especially little, we would hide the eggs and the kids would find them. Now, we take turns hiding and finding; alternating between all the kiddos and us adults. After the initial finding, we sit down to go through the resurrection story and remind our children of the importance of this holy week.

Each night, for eight days straight, we go through this tradition. We hide, we find, and we retell the story. Each night we make a point of finding new aspects of the story to bring forth, new insight for the children to glean.

The Resurrection Eggs kit comes with a handy booklet to help direct your family through the retelling of the resurrection story. You are led through each of the various, colored eggs and given verses to read through as well. Unbeknownst to most of us, in the back of the book is an additional list of ideas for you to work with! If your family has outgrown those initial twelve eggs, several more are suggested for you to create together. Each additional egg adds more detail to the story and further develops the resurrection story.

Resurrection Eggs (close-up)I think our family is just about ready to advance to the next step! Easter week has just begun and this would be a lovely project to work on together. Let’s see how many more ‘Resurrection Eggs’ we can add to our collection.

If you could only add five additional ‘Resurrection Eggs’ to the collection, which would you choose? Why do you think they are the most significant?

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,” – John 11:25

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8 thoughts on “Easter Fun: Resurrection Eggs

  1. Sweet memories! We made our own set years ago and tucked them into the green grass in a basket (stuffed lamb decoration on it). You made me wonder where I’ve stored it. My kids have long outgrown some of my favorite things…
    I might look to see what was in our set.

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  2. The kids and I are brainstorming our list together: a plastic donkey, a palm branch “leaf” rolled up, a piece of matzo, tiny plastic flowers, 3 dimes, a purple fabric “cape,” a leather lace “whip,” 3 nails, 2 die for casting lots, some potpourri, a stone, a coffee filter “napkin” folded…

    We can’t remember what else we may have had at the moment. At least that’s a dozen. I think we had a couple other eggs filled.

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  3. We are a big Lego family so for years we made our own resurrection Easter eggs from Legos. Roman soldier, silver coins, crown of thorns, the cross, donkey (we used a Lego horse), etc. — all easy to make from Legos. In the past we’ve also had the kids draw pictures from the Easter story and put them in the eggs. I love the resurrection eggs idea. Recently we used them in my Sunday school class. The kids loved the game and learned a lot. 🙂

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