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frugal resurrection eggs

Around Easter one of our favorite activities is going through our Resurrection eggs.My girls will ask to do them numerous times a day!Well at a regular price of $15-$20 for a set it can be an expensive purchase.

I recently spoke at a Mom’s group (SPOTS) in Columbia and going with the theme of saving money that day they had a great make your Resurrection eggs activity.I quickly asked if I could share it!!

What you will need:

  • 5 plastic eggs of various colors
  • Picture of a donkey (print one from your computer)
  • Goldfish cracker, or other cracker your child likes to eat
  • 2 small nails
  • Small rock (grab one from the yard)

Hopefully you should have most of the items already so if you have to buy the eggs the whole activity should cost around $1.

Now, download the scripture and story about each egg and have fun. If your family is like ours you might want to make a set for each kid.They love to open the eggs themselves and eventually will love tell you the story.

Thanks to Mimi at Shandon Baptist for letting me share her guide!

    • Elizabeth

      I love this–thanks so much! :)

    • Shellie

      My sons' preschool teacher makes these every Easter but she uses a dozen. Contents: Communion cup (Last Supper), 3 dimes (Silver pieces), purple cloth, piece of leather string (Whip), tiny crown made of vine (Crown of thorns), tiny wooden cross, 3 nails, piece of white cloth (burial garments), tea bag (burial spices), rock, little angel made from pipe cleaner and a bead. The last one is always golden and left empty to represent the empty tomb. The kids put together a book that tells the story behind each egg. Such a great way for kids to learn the reason we celebrate Easter.

    • mandy

      wow, thank you so much, Jenny. I was looking for a way to hunt for Easter eggs without losing the meaning of the holiday. Thanks!

    • Teresa

      Thank you! I can use this with my GA girls at church on the 31st. Always looking for good ways to share Jesus!

    • Teresa

      When you print the donkey from your computer. Print it on a Avery label and it will make it a sticker. Kids of all ages like them stickers!

    • camib

      What a great idea, thanks for sharing Jenny!

    • shananava

      Kids love these! I have the real ons from giveaway years ago when I had small kids around and taught at church. Neat to make yourself!

    • I know this isn't really the point, but how is it possible that anyone could charge $15-$20 for this???? That is crazy.

      • jessica1970

        I wish I had seen this post a few years ago. I paid nearly 20 for my daughter's set — at a Christian store. I never dreamed of making my own. Fantastic idea!

    • melissacogdill

      Jenny,
      Thanks so much for sharing this. I had thought about purchasing a set of these, but will make my own now!

    • Alisa B

      Thank you! Thank you!! I was just going online to find a project for my sunday school class!! This is perfect!!!

    • Deb

      How cool Shellie-you just completed the picture for everyone-an even dozen! :)

    • Anita

      Thanks Jenny! We love resurrection eggs, but have never thought of making our own. Everyone has given such great ideas in these comments! The children are going to have a wonderful time, along with being reminded about what really matters. This is great! :)

    • Anita

      Thanks Jenny! We love resurrection eggs, but have never considered making our own. What a fun idea, and one that will remind us of what really matters. This is great! :)

    • cmccabe

      Thanks Jenny.

      This is a great idea, we will use year after year!

    • mommyking

      I love this. I have put off buying the premade b/c they are so expensive. It is hard for me to tell the story this way without crying though…until I think of the last egg. Thanks again!

    • cmccabe

      Thanks Jenny.

      This is a great idea, we will use year after year!

    • mommyking

      I love this. I have put off buying the premade b/c they are so expensive. It is hard for me to tell the story this way without crying though…until I think of the last egg. Thanks again!