Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Eggs

We had Stake Conference in March and I was out of town for one week too, so I didn't post anything. But last week was Easter Sunday and I really felt like I needed to impress the importance of our Savior and the Resurrection so I put together this Easter Resurrection Eggs activity.

This is a picture of someone else's eggs, but mine were similar. Here's what to put inside each egg:

Egg #1: (palm) Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the people waved palm branches. Matthew 21:1-11
Egg #2: (cotton ball with cologne on it) Mary poured perfume on Jesus' feet. John 12:3
Egg #3: (bread) Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples. Matthew 26:26
Egg #4: (coins) Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Matthew 26: 14-15
Egg #5: (a thorny stick) Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head. John 19:2
Egg #6: (cross made from toothpicks) Jesus carried His own cross. John 19:17
Egg #7: (dice) Soldiers took Jesus' clothes from him and cast lots for them. John 19:24
Egg #8: (nail) Jesus was nailed to the cross. John 19:18
Egg #9: (sponge) They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall to drink. Matthew 27:34
Egg #10: (whole cloves) Spices are used to prepare Jesus for burial. John 19:40
Egg #11: (rock) The stone covering to Jesus' tomb was rolled away. Matthew 28:2
Egg #12: (empty) He is not here He has risen! Matthew 28:6

Pick a child to come up and choose an egg. Read the scripture inside and show what object is inside and explain what part it played in the Easter story. It was a very quiet and reverent time and both Jr. and Sr. Primary were reverent. My favorite part occurred in Jr. Primary after we opened egg #9 and talked about how Jesus died. One little boy asked, "Was that the end?" and I was able to tell him (with teary eyes) that no, that was not the end! He has risen! :)

We ended by singing Jesus Has Risen. So, not much singing, but the Spirit definitely was there.

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