The other day I bought a dozen hollow plastic eggs. I'd spotted a neat kit for "Resurrection Eggs" at the Christian bookstore and hoped to recreate it (more frugally) at home. A quick search of Google turned up these great instructions!
There are twelve days left on the calendar until Easter Sunday. Each day we will send our kids on a treasure hunt for one hidden egg. Inside the egg they will find a Bible reading and a tiny object representing the day's theme leading to Easter.
Here is what's inside today's egg:
Message --- Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage --- Matthew 21: 1-11
Item --- Piece of a palm branch or a small plastic leaf.
Last night Ben and I filled all the eggs with the appropriate slips of paper and small objects we scrounged from around the house. (We had to be creative for a couple things!) We numbered each egg with a sharpie pen and placed them in a reused egg carton. All told, our resurrection egg kit cost $1.49 to make.
I am looking forward to the kids' reactions later today as they hunt for the first egg. Ben and I hope to build anticipation and excitement for the fast-approaching Easter season!