I Cor 16:14

"Let all that you do be done with love." I Cor 16:14

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Homemade Resurrection Eggs

Homemade Resurrection Eggs
Resurrection Eggs aren't really new but they were to us a year ago.  It is a great concept for children to understand what happened to Jesus during his last days.  After reading the scripture I asked my kids to "round up" objects around the house that would represent what occurred; 11 to be exact. The 12th egg remains empty!  Some objects they couldn't find so they printed pictures for those.    It really brought the story to life!

This year my youngest really likes to go open up the eggs and listen to me tell the significance of the objects.

This is what is in our eggs:
#1 - tiny jar of oil  - Mary annointed Jesus feet with expensive oil called spikenard
#2 - Lego guy - Judas - betrayed Jesus
#3 Army guy - soldiers who arrested Jesus
#4 Crown of Thorns (pic)  - what they placed on Jesus head
#5 Black Yarn - the whip they used on Jesus' back
#6 Cross - what Jesus was hung on
#7 Nail - what they peirced his hands and feet with
#8 Coin -  they used silver to cast lots for his robe
#9 Picture of a Rooster - Peter denied Jesus 3 times before the rooster crowed
#10 Cloth - they carefully wrapped Jesus in cloth after they took him down from the cross
#11 Stone - what was placed over his tomb
#12 Empty - "He is not here; He is RISEN!"

The tomb is EMPTY!!! Jesus death and resurrection is the most significant event that has ever occurred.  Jesus is the Son of God who came to take our sin away once and for all!!  He lived a perfect and blameless life and the grave could not keep Him.  Hallelujah!

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

1 comment:

Shann said...

What a wonderful idea to make them yourselves! I love the Judas lego fellow. :)
Happy Easter to you and your family! By the way...how is your little monkey? :)