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resurrection eggs

With Easter just around the corner, we’ve seen lots of deals and ideas pop up around here. I just wanted to take a minute and share one of my favorite Easter traditions that we do around our house and a few other ideas.

As some of you might already know, we love our Easter Resurrection Eggs – this is by far our favorite tradition. The girls love to open each egg and tell a part of the Easter story. I’ve also heard of some other fun ideas that we might try this year:

Resurrection Eggs:
The set consists of a dozen colored eggs, each filled with a trinket to symbolize parts of the Easter story. If you have time, I would definitely recommend making your own Easter Resurrection Eggs set or you can order a set from Family Life – this comes with a booklet to walk through the meaning of each symbol in the story.

Take a Nature Scavenger Hunt:
Collect items that remind you of the Easter story. For example, 2 sticks to form a cross, a stone to represent the tomb, a thorn for Jesus’ crown, or a long branch for a whip.

Easter Finger Puppets:
You can make these felt finger puppets with your kids or pack them in their Easter basket. These are fun and simple to create!

Make Resurrection Rolls:
You can make these rolls with your kids before dinner. The empty tomb will have a fun new meaning when the rolls go in with marshmallows inside them and come out of the oven empty!

Easter traditionsMake Easter Egg Garland:
There are several ways to do this, but the easiest seems to be using plastic eggs. String the eggs together with quilting thread. Then tie it up with pretty ribbon or lay it on your dinner table.

Easter Egg Encouragement:
Blow out the yolk of an egg and then insert a note of encouragement in the tiny hole. Give these out to your friends.

Easter Egg Hunt with a Twist:
Fill the eggs with different Bible verses from the Easter story. Hide them. Your children will know when they’ve found all the eggs because the story will be complete.

Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs:Embroidered Floss Garland
Embroider your balloons with embroidery floss to create a fun egg-shaped decoration. Hang them from your curtain rods or use them in a bowl as a centerpiece.

Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk:
Make egg-shaped sidewalk chalk with your kids – then get out and have some fun over the holiday!

Collage Art:
Create a collage with your children of all that Easter means to your family. This will even be fun to decorate with in the future years!

Easter recipesCotton Ball Lamb Basket:
Grab craft supplies from around the house and make these cute baskets to hold all the Easter treats.

Easter Nests:
Hand these Easter Nests out for a delicious dessert! You can make them with chow mein noodles or rice krispies.

Send Easter Cards:
Create Easter cards to send to your friends and family. It is always fun to receive snail mail, especially on a non-traditional holiday.

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    • Drhicks04

      What is the difference in the set you order that has 12 eggs and the set you made that only has 5 eggs?

    • Beth

      I make Resurrection Eggs every year with my kids at church.  It’s a great craft with a great message!!  We make a 12 egg set instead of the smaller one with recycled egg cartons.  The kids like being able to tell their relatives what the contents of each egg represents, but I think the adults like it even more than the kids!

    • Eduministryteam

      Any of the elements of the story of Christ’s death and resurrection can be used. You could have 24 eggs if you wanted, just add more elements of the story. Use your bible or inspiration. Example: egg 1-pic of a donkey. Story: Jesus sent 2of his disciples into the city to get a colt for Him to ride. Egg 2: pic of a palm leaf story-when Jesus rode the donkey in to Jerusalem, The people shouted Hosanna and threw palm branches and coats down in font of Him as He passed by. You can add pics of oinc, crown of thorns, linen or cloth, rope, soldiers, priests, Pilate, temple, cross, darkness, three crosses on a hill, a hill with a zigzag line representing an earthquake, crying women dressed in biblical dress, the tomb, an angel, soldiers asleep, a stone, a tomb, an empty egg ( representing Christ’s resurrection). It’s a great way to dramatically tell the story of the death and resurrection. Children will remember and as they grow older can tell the story to others!

    • RTuck

      What do eggs have to do with Easter?

      • Sporksoma

        Easter was originally a holiday celebrating the fertility goddess Eostre.  She was a northern European fertility goddess, and her symbols were rabbits and eggs, for their fertile connotations.  When Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire, all the original holidays that were celebrated got appropriated and re-branded as Christian holidays.

        That’s actual history and fact, btw, verifiable with historical as well as church records.

        • Sporksoma

           Just to keep the record straight, I am a professor of World History.

        • SmoochTheCook

          Wow!  I’ve learned about Easter since I was a wee one, but never had I heard this part.  So, if it’s a holiday to celebrate Eostre, where do you place the importance of Christ’s resurrection?  (Oh, and I’m not being hateful…I’m genuinely curious about this.)

    • Hope

      What great ideas! Thanks so much Jenny!

    • guest

      Very cute ideas!  Thanks Jenny!