If you’ve never heard of Resurrection Eggs, you’re not alone. As Dan & I forge new territory looking for traditions to pass on to our children as well as visual and hands on activities to keep the Faith in holidays, we stumbled upon Resurrection Eggs. Now, I’m not a crafty momma, I have zero artistic talents, but my kids … they are so creative and artistic. Where I fail, they pick up the slack Like, I come up with the ideas and they help turn it into a reality. The Ying to my Yang, so to speak! But these Resurrection Eggs are insanely easy. I can say with certainty, that, yes, you can Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs.
Resurrection Eggs are a hands on way to help children grasp the Passion of Christ. They are a hands on anecdote, they are simply plastic Easter Eggs that contain different Easter symbols inside to help kids learn the Easter story. I believe this idea originated from the children’s book Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs.
After our crafty day making Resurrection Eggs, I discovered they are available pre-made., on Amazon. You can buy these eggs if you are short on time, but our kids had a lot of fun helping with this project. So, if you can spend an hour or so, and we all have an hour to spend with our kids, it’s a great Easter Tradition to start with your kiddos!
Here are some resources to help your family incorporate Christianity into Lent and the Easter Season.
- Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs
- Already Made Resurrection Eggs
- Lenten Traditions For Catholic Families
Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs
First thing … you need to 12 plastic eggs.
Next, grab a sharpie and number them 1-12. After they are numbered, you and your kids get to embark on a scavenger hunt of sorts to find the objects that go in the Resurrection Eggs.
After you have found each of the 12 items, you simply put the objects in the eggs according to chronological order below. Then, finally we taped a small piece of paper on the inside of the egg with the corresponding Bible Verse.
Items And Verses
1) piece of bread (Mark 14:22) — The Last Supper
2) 3 silver coins (Matthew 26: 14-15) – Judas’ Betrayal of Jesus
3) feather or toy rooster (Matthew 26: 33-35 – Peters Denial
4) Crown of Thorns (Mark 15:17)
5) Die or Dice (John 19:23-24) – Cast of Lots
6) Cross/Crucifix (John 19:17-18)
7) 3 Nails (Matthew 27:31) – Jesus was Nailed to the Cross
8) Sponge (John 19:29) – “I thirst”
9) Cloth/Linen (Matthew 27;57-60) Jesus was Wrapped when taken of the Cross
10) Whole Cloves (Mark 16:1) Spices for Anointing
11) Rock/Stone (Matthew 27:62-65) Placed in front of the tomb
12) Empty (Mark 16:5-6) Jesus Has Risen
I explain to my children how terribly sad this story is, but it’s ok, because we know how it ends, we know Jesus Rises on the 3rd day and we rejoice. I tell them that love is sacrifice, that there is no greater love than what Jesus has for them. We have fun with the Easter Bunny, but it is extremely important to Dan & I that our children grasp the enormity of Jesus’ sacrifice for all!
God Bless and we wish you all a very Blessed Holy Week! If you are looking for more ideas from recipes to crafts, to decor and more check out our Holy Week Idea Post. Thanks for reading!!