A Fun Easter Activity About Jesus

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I love Easter! Easter has always been a BIG holiday for my family – we do it up like Christmas with a big dinner and huge overflowing baskets! This is the day our Savior rose from the dead – this is HUGE!!!!! One of my favorite activities to do with the children leading up to Easter are these Resurrection Eggs – which can be purchased at your local Christian bookstore, amazon.com and last year I saw them at Walmart!

The store bought Resurrection Eggs come with a booklet and a story for each egg BUT these can also be homemade! A few years ago some women in our church homemade sets of these eggs and gave them out to all the children in Sunday School. Wasn’t that lovely of them!!! You could do this too! Here’s what you need.
Supplies:
1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
an egg carton
the items listed below

Directions: Fill each egg with the item listed (or a picture of the item) and a print-out of the corresponding scripture(number the eggs). Place the eggs in the decorated egg carton. Open and experience the eggs together with your children.

1. (Bread – crouton) Matthew 26:26 While they were eating Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to His disciples. “Take and eat it,” He said, “This is My body.”

2. (Coins) Matthew 26: 14-15 Then one of the twelve disciples, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.

3. (Purple cloth, representing a purple robe) Mark 15:17 They put a purple robe on Jesus. . .
4. (Thorns or toothpick) Matthew 27:29 Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on His head, and put a stick on His right hand; then they knelt before Him and made fun of Him. “Long live the King, of the Jews!” they said.

5. (Scourge-a small piece of rope or thick string) Mark 15:15 Pilate wanted to please the crowd, so he set Barabbas free for them. Then he had Jesus whipped and handed Him over to be crucified.

6. (Cross) John 19: 17-18a He went out, carrying His cross, and came to “The Place of the Skull,” as it is called. (In Hebrew it is called “Galgotha.”) There they crucified Him.

7. (Nails) John 20:25b Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the scars of the nails in His hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in His side, I will not believe.”

8. (Sign) Luke 23:38 Above Him were written these words: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

9. (Sponge) Matthew 27:48 One of them ran up at once, took a sponge. He filled it with vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

10. (Spear) John 19:34 One of the soldiers plunged his spear into Jesus’ side, and at once blood and water poured out.
11. (Rock) Matthew 27:59-60 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, and placed it in his own new tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.
12. (Empty) Matthew 28:6 He is not here He has risen just as He said.
My favorite part of these eggs is watching the kids as they listen and take it into their hearts. This is a great tool for sharing the gospel with unsaved children or for leading your own child to the Lord. Do you have a fun Easter tradition? Feel free to share it in the comments section!
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Comments

  1. LaToya says

    This is the first year that I've done Resurrection Eggs with my boys. The pieces are a little different than what you have listed but we are really enjoying them. Tonight we opened the third one (a cup) and after talking about some important meanings to Easter, my oldest son (5) asked Jesus into his heart! My little guy (2) is all about the eggs right now but he's still young I'll give him some more time.

    • MRIAM says

      Can you please tell me where in the New Testament did any of the believers or apostles celebrate Jesus’ resurrection by using a Pagan ritual? I don’t see it anywhere. Maybe you have a different bible.

      • Lee says

        You are right, Easter is a pagan holiday and even mentioned in the scriptures as such. (Acts 12:4).

        Here is what I would like to challenge you with, however. Jesus said in Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Matt 29:18-20, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

        We are supposed to be witnesses for Christ to help bring people to the point where they must make a decision about accepting Jesus as their personal Saviour. Easter itself has no biblical origins.

        While in Athens, the apostle Paul said said in Acts 17 :22-23 “Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.” What Paul did was take the Athenians from the known to the unknown in exploring the Gospel.

        Easter has no Biblical origins, but instead of complaining about such, why not use the opportunity as a witness? People in America in general think that Easter has to do with Jesus on the Cross, so lets take them from the known to the unknown.

        At this season, I hope you will personally get more involved with leading people to Christ. When was the last time you went and “have taught you (the Gospel in context, please read) publicly, and from house to house, ” (Acts 20:20). Go out there and try your best to lead someone to Christ. THAT would be the best gift you can give to Christ to remember His Resurrection.

        And just as a side note, it is appropriate to talk about the resurrection this time of year. Matt 26:17 “ Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? ” The night Jesus was betrayed was the night of the passover. The next day Jesus was crucified. So that’s why we celebrate the resurrection at this time of year (Although, we should be celebrating it daily, 1 Cor 15:17 “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.“.) The Resurrection happened 3 days after Passover, a Sunday Morning. John 20:20 “The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.”

        I hope that explains to you why we celebrate about this time. I don’t like the name Easter, either. At my house, we call it Resurrection Sunday.

        John 11: 25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

        Now, get out there and bring someone to the only means of Salvation!

  2. Audra says

    I've heard of the Resurrection Eggs before, but haven't looked into them all that much. I think we'll jump right in and catch up – my 2 1/2 year old will love it! Thank you so much!

    LaToya – your comment brought tears to my eyes! I pray fervently for my little guys' hearts! Praise God!

  3. Courtney (Women Living Well) says

    Latoya,
    Oh my word!!! That is the best news ever! I'm so happy for you both! Praise the Lord! Mark this day on the calendar to celebrate! Your son is so blessed to have you as a mommy! Keep walking with the king!
    Courtney

  4. Valerie says

    We have not done the Resurrection Eggs before, but I have seen them. I will be making these with my children this year. Thank you so much for the post showing how! Blessings,
    thebloggingpastorswife.com

  5. Tara Cole says

    Awesome, Courtney–I was JUST thinking yesterday that I wish I had some "Resurrection eggs" I had heard about on Christian Radio. Now, I can make them and can't wait to! I'm sharing this on my FB page for my friends to be blessed too!!

  6. Saved by Grace says

    I love this, I just posted this on my blog as well. Thanks for the pics. I am making new ones this year at this will help. God Bless you sis!

    Love,
    Adrienne

  7. oh amanda {impress your kids} says

    Love love love the resurrection eggs!

    Thanks again for linking up w/Impress Your Kids! πŸ˜‰

  8. Sarah Beals says

    LaToya! PTL!! So excited for you and your little boy! My youngest just prayed to trust Christ two weeks ago. We were so thankful. It was the first time she ever realized that she was a sinner!
    God is faithful,
    Sarah Beals

  9. Sarah Beals says

    LaToya! PTL!! So excited for you and your little boy! My youngest just prayed to trust Christ two weeks ago. We were so thankful. It was the first time she ever realized that she was a sinner!
    God is faithful,
    Sarah Beals

  10. Our Lives says

    Courtney,
    reading this post brought back the wonderful memory of the event my girl attended years ago. Thanks for the reminder I just wrote a post about it.
    Have a blessed day!
    Jenny

  11. Megan says

    I've used "Ressurection Eggs" for the past few years to teach our Sunday School kidos… this year I get to teach my own daughter (2yrs) as well as our neighborhood club kids. Very simple and powerful Easter Lesson! Thanks for sharing it with others!!!

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