Teaching children the Easter story with Resurrection Eggs.

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Four years ago I was introduced to the concept of Resurrection Eggs and since then it has been a family tradition in our home.

Right after the Resurrection morning service (Otherwise known as the Easter morning sunrise service), we come home for a quick breakfast that’s followed by an Easter Egg hunt in our backyard. Our kids giggle, survey and seize whatever eggs have been hidden and then come into the house to settle down at the dining table for our Resurrection Eggs story time.

Resurrection Eggs

 

Teaching children the Easter story with Resurrection Eggs.

 

As parents, my husband and I have always agreed that it’s important our children understand, remember and celebrate the reason behind special days. It’s so easy to get caught up in the commercialized holiday version and we recognize that it’s harder still for kids. And that’s why I’m grateful so grateful for ministries like Family Life Today that equip us parents with the resources we need to help make Christ’s Word come alive for our kids.

That’s where Resurrection Eggs come into the picture.

Resurrection Eggs

Each set of 12 plastic eggs holds an important element from the Easter story. Beginning with the donkey that carried Jesus on its back through the crowds in Jerusalem and ending with an empty egg.

To help share the story in its wholesomeness (and with the right Scriptural references for older children to look through in their own Bibles),  each set comes with a full colored booklet detailing out what each element in each egg stands for.

Resurrection Eggs

Even though we have done this every year, since 2010, my kids love it when we get to the empty egg and shriek with excitement, “It’s empty because Jesus is not in the tomb. He has Risen. He’s Alive!!”  

And then ask if we can do the story all over again. It never fails!

(To be honest, no matter how many times we do this, I get goosebumps each time we get to that empty egg!)

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This is one Easter family tradition I always hold close to my heart because it reminds me of God’s Gift of life to us, the Hope we have in Him and the miraculous way He makes dead situations come to life.

 

I would love to know what your favorite part of Easter/Resurrection Sunday is.

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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old son who loves all things construction and a serene 3 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!

Comments

  1. 1

    I’ve never seen these before. What a fantastic idea. I have a 4 year old little boy that would like these.

  2. 2
    Karen Glatt says:

    This is such a great way to teach children the Resurrection story in a way that is easy for them to understand. I think that this is such an awesome kit!

  3. 3

    This is the first time I heard of the resurrection egg. This is a nice way to tell the resurrection story to kids who are might be overwhelm when they first hear it.

  4. 4

    I love how this includes the Easter story in something the kids associate with Easter (finding eggs). We head to Grandma’s right after church on Easter Sunday but maybe we could do this on Good Friday. hmmmm. Thanks for the idea!

  5. 5

    I love these. They make explaining it to young children so much easier. Jesus died for us, and everyone needs to know it. Children need to be taught, and this makes it palpable for them, without being too detailed for their young minds.

  6. 6

    these are great. What a very cool way to teach children.

  7. 7

    My favorite part of Easter is the family meal. I enjoy cooking it and spending time with everyone.

  8. 8

    I keep seeing these resurrection eggs everywhere. I really need to look into them further! The kids would love them.

  9. 9

    I have never seen these before but I love the idea! I think it would be great to do with my kids.

  10. 10
    Janet W. says:

    My oldest grandson would enjoy learning through this activity! Great idea!

  11. 11
    Cindy T. says:

    I have got to start this tradition with my niece. I luv Easter morning service. It is so special. I luv to listen to certain songs on Easter. I never get tired of listening to Arise My Love by NewSong. It is an old & great song.

  12. 12

    I love this! I didn’t even know of these!

  13. 13

    My sister introduced me to a homemade version of this years ago. It’s a favorite Easter tradition!

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