Monday, April 18, 2011

Week Long Easter: Easter Egg Lesson

This year we are going to focus on Easter like we have done with Christmas. When Lil' E was a baby my mom gave me an Easter Egg lesson that I have since lost pieces to and now can't seem to find any of it.  As I was searching the internet I was grateful to find that others were willing to share it and now I can share it with the kids.

You'll need 12 large Easter eggs labeled on the outside from 1-12 and put the following items inside:

#1 Sacrament cup (or a small cup)
#2 three dimes
#3 small rope or twine
#4 soap chip
#5 red cloth, thorns
#6 cross (use a toothpick) and one small nail
#7 dice
#8 sponge, stick
#9 rocks
#10 white linen cloth, round stone
#11 spices (bay leaf and clove)
#12 leave empty

Read each of the following scriptures as you open each egg:
#1 Matthew 26:39
#2 Matthew 26:14-15, thus fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14
#3 Matthew 27:1-2
#4 Matthew 27:24-26
#5 Matthew 27:28-30
#6 Matthew 27:31-32, and he was crucified and nailed to a cross.
#7 Matthew 27:35-36
#8 Matthew 27:46, 48
#9 Matthew 27:50-51, 54
#10 Matthew 27:57-60
#11 Matthew 28:1 (bringing sweet spices to anoint Him) 2, and verse 5
#12 Matthew 28:6 "He is not here: for He is risen as He said."

I was so impressed with the kids as we gave this little lesson.  More than that I was impressed with their primary teachers.  The kids knew many of the answers to the questions we would ask them.  I know it was because they have great primary teachers. 

After the lesson we dyed Easter eggs together and made Easter treats to pass out.

I love how our eggs color.  The brown eggs always make the best rustic, earthy looking eggs.

Preview to our fun Easter Treats