Thursday, April 5, 2012

Making Resurrection Eggs

A craft we made a few years back with the kids at church, representing the 3 crosses on Golgotha:  Jesus center and two criminals on either side.

Resurrection eggs are a great way to tell the Easter story to our kids.  Each egg holds a symbol of a piece of the story of Jesus' path to the cross to die for our sins, then rise to give us forgiveness and life eternal with Him.  I highly recommend going through this slowly and reading each scripture with your children and allowing time for discussion.

It's just an egg carton, 12 plastic eggs numbered 1-12 with a permanent marker.  The verses related to each egg, as well as description of what's in each egg are glued inside the lid.  

Donkey:  Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem.  Matthew 21:1-11 and Matthew 26:47-50

Coins:  Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.  Matt: 26:1-4, 14-16 and 27:3.

Cup:  Jesus ate one last meal with His disciples.  Mark 14:12-25, 14:23 

Praying Hands:  Jesus Prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest.  Matt: 26:36-56

Leather strip:  Jesus is put on trial and is whipped.  Mark 14:53-65 and 15:1-15

Thorns:  people made fun of Jesus and put a crown of thorns on His head.  Matthew 27:27-31

Nail:  Jesus was nailed to a cross Matthew 27:31-56

Dice:  Soldiers took Jesus' clothes and gambled for them.  Matt 27:35

Spear:  A soldier pierced Jesus' side:  John 19:28-37

Linen:  after Jesus died, His friends wrapped him in cloth and put Him in a tomb.  Luke: 23:53 and Matthew 27: 57-59

Stone:  The ones who had Jesus killed put a seal on the stone in front of His tomb and placed guards there to be sure no  one could get Jesus' body out.  Matthew 27: 60-66

Empty!  3 days later an angel rolled the huge stone away from the entrance to the tomb.  There was no body inside.  Jesus is alive!  Matthew 28:1-10

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I think I have a shoebox with all that stuff, my Mom gave it to me. I wasn't really sure what to do with it. Maybe I'll pull it out tonight now.


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