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Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs April 5, 2009

Filed under: Catholic,DS, The Younger,Family,Frugal Ideas — alwayswithme @ 2:29 am
Spiritual Sundays is hosted here.  With Easter approaching I thought I would share this idea for those who wish to share the good word with their children or grandchildren.
If I can’t find something like these locally at a good price, I will make my own using a saved an egg carton and  a dozen plastic eggs saved from previous years. 
We Are That Family  made a list of 12 items that are in the Resurrection Story and this is what they used:
1. A picture of a donkey (Jesus triumphal entry)
2. Palm leaf from our front yard
3. A cup (from the Last Supper) We used a small lid to a water bottle
4. A flower (representing the Garden where Jesus prayed)
5. Some coins (Judas’ betrayal)
6. A piece of leather (symbolizing the whip) 
7. A thorn (crown of thorns)
8. A paper cross
9. A dice (represent the soldiers who gambled for his clothes)
10. A nail (crucifixion)
11. A rock (to cover the tomb)
12. An empty egg (to remember the empty tomb!)
H/T to We Are That Family
We will hide these eggs for our son along with his other eggs and then gather together to open the special eggs and read the story. 
From  I found a similar idea with scripture reference to be written on a small piece of paper that would work well also
Egg #1:

Message — Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage — Matthew 21:1-11
Item — Piece of palm branch. Another option for those of you with extra leggo parts or plastic novelty beads would be to place a small plastic leaf in the egg

Egg #2:

Message — Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet.
Passage — John 12:2-8
Item — Small perfume sample or cloth with perfume or a piece of cotton with cologne on it

Egg #3:

Message — Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage — Matthew 26:17-19
Item – a piece of Chex cereal; or take clay and make a small bread-like shape

Egg #4:

Message — Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage — Matthew 27:3
Item — 3 dimes or plastic “silver” money

Egg #5:

Message — Jesus carried His own cross.
Passage — John 19:17
Item – toothpicks or Popsicle stick cut and glued in a cross form; or, a small plastic cross from a Christmas ornament or necklace.

Egg #6:

Message — Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.
Passage — John 19:2
Item — Small thorny branch, or a large thorn all by itself.

Egg #7:

Message — Soldiers parted Jesus’ garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage — John 19:23
Item — Swatch of burlap and a nail. I’ve also seen miniature dice used for this one.

Egg #8:

Message — Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage — John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
Item — A nail

Egg #9:

Message — They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage — Matthew 27:34
Item — A small sponge

Egg #10:

Message — Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage — John 19:40
Item — 7 or 8 whole cloves, or other whole spices

Egg #11:

Message — The stone covering Jesus’ tomb was rolled away.
Passage — John 20:1
Item — A small rock

Egg #12:

Message — The napkin around Jesus’ head was lying separately from His linen clothers. He was not there. He has risen!
Passage — John 20:6-7
Item — A scrap of linen-type fabric


6 Responses to “Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs”

  1. Charlotte Says:

    What a fantastic idea. If our children were still at home I would certainly be doing this. I know it will inspire others to want to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’m happy to see that you are one of several who have participated in our Spiritual Sundays this week for the first time. I hope you will want to share with us on a regular basis.

  2. Marian Says:

    Wow, this is a wonderful idea to teach children about the Gospel. I don’;t have children but I will pass it on to the Sunday school in my Church..

    Thank you. and have a blessed Sunday

  3. Sue Says:

    What a wonderful idea, and such a great way to share the word. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Clif Says:

    A great idea and a great message. Thanks for sharing.

  5. BP Says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I have thought about buying the eggs and I like this of making them ourselves. Thanks!

  6. Ginger Says:

    This is GREAT! I may have to try to do this next week at our church. Thank-you so much for sharing this wonderful idea.

    God Bless,

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