Sunday, March 13, 2016

Resurrection Eggs--Discovering the Beauty of the Cross with Our Children

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
--John 11:25 NKJV


I had heard about Resurrection Eggs years ago, and decided to purchase them this year for our family. I am very glad that we did! We have two young children (an almost 2-year-old and a 3-year-old) and they have really been enjoying using the eggs to learn more about Jesus' progression to the cross and of His sacrifice for the sins of the world. 

The eggs are very easy to use. The children love opening them up to see what is inside. The parent then has the opportunity to explain about whatever item is inside the egg and its significance and meaning for those for whom Christ died. 


There are twelve eggs and each holds a specific symbol. One egg is left empty, signifying the open tomb. 

We have opened the eggs and read through the booklet--my 3 year old especially likes to do this with me while her brother is taking his nap, but I am planning to focus on opening one egg each day as we approach Easter Sunday and reading the corresponding page in the booklet given. We then discuss what was inside the egg and talk about the object and its meaning/significance. 



The Resurrection eggs are wonderful for families doing a devotional time together, for use during the Easter season, and for directing our focus upon the cross and the Resurrection. The meanings behind the symbols can be simplified for younger children and elaborated upon for older children. They are a wonderful way to grow as a family in focusing upon the Lord and what He has done for us during this season. We have really benefited from them! 


Another resource that we have enjoyed has been the book The Story of the Resurrection Eggs in Rhyme and Song; my little ones really enjoy it, especially the songs (I usually make up tunes for them as we go along!). 


I am looking forward to reading Benjamin's Box to them when they are a little older as a supplement with the Resurrection eggs. 


Another book we've been enjoying . . . 



It is amazing how much children pick up! Teach them while they're young! Fill them with good and beautiful truth--fill their hearts with the Scriptures--talk to them about His mercy--sing to them about Jesus--sing them hymns--make up songs and pour out your heart with them. You will never regret it. 

I pray that your Easter season is filled with His beauty and gladness and joy; happy Spring, dear children of the Heavenly Father! 





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27 comments:

  1. It is a joy to share the Easter story with children. Thanks for sharing this resource with us. Blessings upon blessings to you and yours!

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    1. You're welcome, Mari-Anna; blessings to you and your family as well!

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  2. What a great list of resources! Now that I have a grandchild on the way, I'll have to start stocking my 'granny cupboard' with some of these!

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    1. Blessings to you as you welcome your grandchild; what a precious gift! :-)

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  3. I love Patricia Pingry. We don't have her Easter book, though. Maybe I'll get it. Thanks!

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  4. These books are so cute. I love the eggs, too. I have grands too and will have to see about purchasing these for their easter prize. :)

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  5. PS thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays.

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    1. You're welcome, Mary! It is a blessing to share there! :-)

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  6. Thanks for the ideas! I have a three-year-old and have been meaning to google around for some ideas on what to do with Him during Easter. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Leslie; the Lord bless you and your family. :-)

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  7. We LOVE using resurrection eggs in our house to teach our kids about the meaning of Easter. Benjamin's Box is a great story to go along with them too, it is one we go through every year. Sharing your great ideas with my followers. Have a blessed week!!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole; I appreciate that so much--have a blessed week as well. :-)

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  8. Every year I tell myself that I am going to do resurrection eggs and then I always forget or run out of time. Next year, hopefully. :)

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    1. I know how you feel! I have done that with other things! Have a very blessed Easter, Ana.

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  9. What great ideas and pictures to add to the information. I recall so well doing some similar things with my children and also seeing my grandchildren have some of these experiences. Happy to be your neighbor at the linkup at Coffee and Conversation today.

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    1. I'm happy to be your neighbor, too, Pam; the Lord bless you!

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  10. I love this, thank you for sharing this. I have little ones and we haven't put a whole lot of emphasis on the importance of Easter. We have talked about it and read the Bible stories, but these eggs look like a great resource for making Easter more tangible to the little ones! :)

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    1. You're welcome, Kayla! It has really been a blessing for us. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  11. We love Resurrection Eggs at our house too. It's such a tangible way to share the story with little ones. Thanks for sharing at the LMM Link-up!

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    1. You're welcome, Beth; the Lord bless you!

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  12. That looks like an amazing way to teach your kids about the story of Easter. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. You're welcome, Ashley; God bless you!

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  13. We love using the Resurrection Eggs! It is a great hands-on way to teach young children about the Resurrection. These are great book suggestions. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Erica; have a blessed Easter!

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  14. We love our Resurrection Eggs as well! My kids love to watch the Miss Patty Cake movie that goes with the book you mentioned. Thanks so much for linking up at Booknificent Thursday this week on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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    1. You're welcome, Tina! Have a very blessed Easter!

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