I’m posting twice today! I really want to dedicate my weekend posts to COOKIES but I couldn’t wait to share this awesome activity with you!
Easter is rapidly approaching in the next week or so we will all start getting ready for our visits with the Easter bunny and hunting eggs!
As a Christian mom I was starting to think about how difficult it actually is to fully insert Jesus into Easter. Our kids are mesmerized by the bright colors, eggs with hidden treasures, and a giant (sometimes creepy) bunny. No matter how many stories I read to Ryder and Jett or how much I explain the amazing love our Savior has for us and the sacrifice that He made, the worldly aspects of Easter sadly triumph in the minds of a three and two year old. I know that this is not the only holiday that we experience this problem but luckily I have another 288 days to think about Christmas.
I went searching on Pinterest for some fresh Easter ideas that also included Jesus and discovered Resurrection Eggs. For the six days leading up to Easter the boys will open one egg, some of the tutorials did offer more days which I think would be great for older kids.
Here is all you need…
- Six larger Easter eggs
- Bread crumbs (I used a graham cracker, trying to avoid moldy bread)
- A cross (I hot glued two small sticks together)
- Piece of cloth
- A rock
- Numbered stickers (found these on the dollar aisle of Target) they will help you know which egg to open
- Mom cheat sheet with the meaning of the eggs. I decided to print it off nice and frame it so I would remember and have the reference near by. You might not want to do this if you have older kids who can read, since the next days egg wouldn’t be a surprise.
bread crumb: Jesus ate bread with His Friends.
Luke 22:14-15 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
cross: The next day, Jesus died on the cross.
John 19:17-18 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
cloth: He was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb.
John 19:40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.
rock: A stone was place in front of the tomb.
Matthew 27: 59-60 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 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.
empty egg: Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and saw the stone had been moved. The tomb was empty!
Luke 24: 1-3 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
candy: Jesus is alive! That’s the sweet surprise of Easter!
Matthew 28:5-6 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.