This year, I made sure that I researched more about resurrection eggs and looked for ways to get them. Since they're not that popular yet here in the Philippines, I just made my own. Resurrection eggs are plastic eggs in different colours. Inside each egg is a symbol of the Easter story - Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.
|Our DIY Resurrection Eggs|
Making your own set is very easy and simple! I found this site, Life Your Way really very helpful. I got the Easter story printable from it and also the materials to be used, although I modified some. My daughter and I just looked in the house and used what we have.
- 12 plastic eggs
- egg carton (we didn't have egg carton so we just improvised)
- a small leaf to represent a palm branch at Jesus' triumphal entry
- 3 one-peso coins to represent the 30 pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot received
- a thimble to represent a cup at the Last Supper (my daughter has a plastic toy cup and that's what we used)
- a tiny piece of paper rolled into a scroll to represent Jesus' prayer in the garden
- a paper rope made into a "whip" to represent the soldier's whipping Jesus
- a tiny crown made from Suntan flowers to represent the crown of thorns
- a nail to represent the nails and the cross
- a die to represent the soldiers' casting lots for Jesus' clothes
- a toothpick with one end broken off to represent the spear piercing Jesus' side
- a little piece of cloth wipes to represent Joseph wrapping Jesus in clean linen cloth
- a rock to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb
- masking tape (for numbering the eggs)
- Children's Bible (The Beginner's Bible)
- Easter story cards
I was planning to surprise my daughter with it. But I was not able to make it ahead of time. And since she is so excited about Easter, I decided to prepare it with her. I could tell, she enjoyed it!
After telling the Easter story, my daughter kept telling me, "It's a beautiful story, Mom. Can you please tell it, again?"
Have you ever shared the Easter story with your kids? How did you do it? :)
Enjoy the photos!
|My love bug's hand as we prepare our resurrection eggs|
|Picking flowers and leaf from the garden|
|Looking carefully at her flower|
|Numbering the eggs|
|Happy and excited to help Mommy|
|Pretending to eat one of the resurrection eggs|
|Showing Mommy the leaf that represents Jesus' triumphal entry to Jerusalem|
|"Crown of thorns"|
|The Bible we used and the opened resurrection eggs|
|"Mommy, let me take a picture of the eggs!"|
|We used "golden egg" to represent the empty tomb|