This morning we opened a parcel containing a set of Resurrection Eggs that had arrived on our doorstep while we were away over the weekend. As a Christian family, Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Inside each colourful egg is a different symbol of the Easter story. The set contains a donkey, pieces of silver, a cup, praying hands, a whip, a cockerel, a crown of thorns, nails in the shape of a cross, a spear, a piece of white linen cloth, a stone, and the very last egg is empty to symbolise the empty tomb!
The accompanying booklet shows you which order to open the eggs in, with Bible verses from the English Standard Version and an explanation for each item. The story begins with Jesus entering Jerusalem and ends with his resurrection, so it would be ideal for opening one or two eggs every day from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. We chose to read through the whole booklet in one sitting, with Aaron and Tabitha taking it in turns to open the eggs. The Resurrection Eggs website has lots of other activity ideas, such as an egg hunt, and some printable resources.
The children loved opening the eggs and I found that the items really helped to focus their attention. They are looking forward to doing it again over the next week and I hope it will help them to remember and understand the true message of the Easter story.
I bought our Resurrection Eggs from here. The quality of the set is excellent, but Christians may want to know that the booklet contains a few pictures of Jesus and a hint of Arminian theology. Overall, I was really pleased with the Resurrection Eggs.