Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Resurrection Eggs

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:

Day 1:
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! 


Simply Sara said...

Oh, what fun!
Such a fabulous idea!
The kids are going to have SO much fun hunting for their egg each day.
I love that it helps to keep the focus on what Easter is really all about, rather than on that fun bunny who visits every year :)

I think I may have to borrow this idea...thanks so much for sharing Lindsay!

Prairie Girl said...

What a phenomenal idea! Great job guys!

The Nilsen's Journey said...

Love this idea!!!

Denise said...

i was encouraged by this post to find and use a box of resurrection eggs given to me years ago. i totally forgot i had them, i like that you give people direction on how to make their own.