Resurrection Eggs

Yesterday was Palm Sunday which means that this is the most important week on the Christian calendar. It’s Holy Week!  


Are you looking for an interactive hands on activity to emphasize the importance of this week to your children?


We have a tradition here at the Hoggatt house (actually I have been doing it since I was a child) called “Resurrection Eggs”.

I saw that you can now purchase them at stores like Mardel’s or from Amazon. But we made our own!

Here is the how to…

 

Materials needed:


·         Empty egg carton


·         12 plastic eggs


·         Sm. plastic palm branch or artificial flower leaf


·         Cotton ball sprayed with perfume


·         Nickel


·         Cracker or bread crumb


·         Praying hands/flower


·         Foam Lips or paper with lip clip art (we wrote kiss of betrayal over ours)


·         Feather


·         Red cloth


·         Nail/wooden cross


·         Sponge


·         Rock

Number plastic eggs 1-12. Then fill with the corresponding item. Make a cheat sheet that will aid in what scriptures to read with what egg and attach to inside of egg carton. Let the kids decorate the exterior of the carton as they wish.


1.       Palm Branch (Triumphal Entry) – Matt.  21: 6-9


2.       Scented Cotton Ball (Alabaster Perfume) – Matt. 26: 6-13


3.       Nickel (Silver paid to Judas) – Matt. 26: 14-16


4.       Bread (Last Supper) – Matt. 26: 17-30


5.       Praying hands/Flower (Garden of Gethsemane) – Matt. 26: 36-46


6.       Lips (Kiss from Judas) – Matt. 26: 47-68


7.       Feather (Rooster Crow) – Matt. 26: 31-35 & 69-75


8.       Red Cloth (Christ Blood) – Matt. 27: 11-31


9.       Nails/Cross (Crucifixion) – Matt. 27: 32-44


10.   Sponge (Drink offered to Jesus) – Matt. 27: 45-56


11.   Rock (Sealed Tomb) – Matt. 27: 57-65


12.   Empty (Empty Tomb) – Matt. 28: 1-8

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