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
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
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
Message — Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage — Matthew 27:3
Item — 3 dimes or plastic “silver” money
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.
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.
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.
Message — Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage — John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
Item — A nail
Message — They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage — Matthew 27:34
Item — A small sponge
Message — Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage — John 19:40
Item — 7 or 8 whole cloves, or other whole spices
Message — The stone covering Jesus’ tomb was rolled away.
Passage — John 20:1
Item — A small rock
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