Friday, April 11, 2014

resurrection eggs

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I pulled these Resurrection eggs out of a box in my mom’s garage a few weeks ago. My sister, Hannah, put this set together—making it extra meaningful to me.  It also means the saltine cracker below is at least 14 years old. Still looking good, no? ;)
Feel free to use this idea for your children, grandchildren, Sunday School class—as a teaching tool for the stories of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
All you need is an empty egg carton, a dozen plastic eggs, and 11 little items to put in them (most of which you can find around the house).
1. A cracker to represent bread at the Last Supper.
Matthew 26:26: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’”
 
2. A dime to represent the 30 pieces of silver that Judas received to betray Jesus.
Matthew 26:14-15: “Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, ‘What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?’ So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.”

3. A piece of rope to represent the soldiers whipping Jesus.
Mark 15:15: “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.”

4.  A piece of purple cloth to represent the purple robe put on Jesus to mock him as “King of the Jews”.
Mark 15:17: “They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.”

5. A cross to represent Jesus carrying his cross, our cross.
John 19:17-18: “Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull . . . There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.”
 
6. A nail to represent that Jesus’ hands and feet were nailed to the cross.
John 20:25: “So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.’”

7. A dice to represent the soldiers casting lots for Jesus’ clothes.
Matthew 27:35: “When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”

8. A piece of sponge to represent the sponge used to give Jesus a drink of vinegar.
Matthew 27:48: “Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.”

9. A toothpick (with one edge cut off) to represent the spear that pierced Jesus’ side.
John 19:34: “Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”

10. A piece of gauze or white fabric to represent the linens that they wrapped Jesus’ body with to bury him.
Matthew 27:59: “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.”

11. A rock to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb.
Matthew 27:66: “So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”
12. And an empty egg to represent the empty tomb on Easter morning!
Matthew 28:6: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

5 comments:

  1. Abigail got to do these with her Grandma Jenny and she absolutely LOVED it. They did it over and over and over again. This year has been so amazing watching her finally grasp some really huge concepts like communion, the crucifixion, and the resurrection. These are such a great tool for teaching little ones.

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  2. This is such a great teaching tool! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your great pictures and explanations for your Resurrection Eggs! Makes me wish I taught children's Sunday school instead of young adults!! (Although they could probably use the explanations too)
    You have a wonderful blog! Blessings!

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  4. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Thanks SO much for posting this! I tried to find these today in the store and couldn't find them, so I gave up. I'm going to make my own for my class this week! Thank you!

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