Saturday, March 26, 2016

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs are my favorite way to explain the Easter Story. It is a visual way to walk through the Passion Sunday to Easter Sunday. Each egg contains a small trivia article intended to provide a reminder of a portion of the Biblical story.

You cake make your own Resurrection Eggs by using an egg carton, 12 plastic eggs and small items to represent the Easter Story. Or you can order yours at: Resurrection Eggs: The Easter Story with a Children Booklet.



Instructions 
  1. Put Eggs in order. Number the eggs with a marker or a sticky tab in the carton.
  2. Read in order the Biblical Scripture. This will help children understand the meaning behind each Resurrection Egg. 
  3. After reading the Biblical passage, open the Egg. 
  4. Select your own way to open the eggs or have an Egg Hunt to find the Eggs.

My Resurrection Eggs Learning Activity to CCD class or Prayer Groups


Note: I did a little change to the Resurrection Eggs to follow the full Gospel truth.


Egg #1: Palm Sunday - Mark 11:1-10 
Egg #2: Last Supper – Luke 22:14-20
Egg #3: Agony in the Garden - Luke 22: 39-46
Egg #4: Betrayal of Jesus - Luke 22: 47-52
Egg #5: Flagellation of Jesus- Luke 23: 13-23
Egg #6:  Crown of Jesus - Mathew 27: 27-29
Egg #7: Jesus Carries the Cross – Luke 23:26
Egg #8: Gambled Jesus' clothes – Mathew 27: 27-31
Egg #9: Veronica wipes Jesus' face - Isaiah 53: 2-3
Egg #10: Nailing Jesus on the Cross – John 19: 17-27
Egg #11: Jesus side is Pierced – John 19: 31-37
Egg #12: The Burial of Jesus -Matthew 27:57-61
Egg #13: The Resurrection - Luke 24: 1-11




Reading Activity

1. Read Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs (2008)
to follow the story of the Resurrections Eggs


     Comment about this book: This story goes along with the Egg's activity. If you are Catholic, this book has one sentence in the Last Supper section that refers to the Eucharist as "symbolic" rather than his actual flesh and blood, as in Catholic doctrine. Otherwise, this book is a great visual to teach the Easter Story.    
     
      




                            


                              Enjoy the activities with children, family and friends. 

Jesus is Alive!  Have a Blessed Easter!