Easter was last week, so either I am posting this late for this year or excessively early for next year. Anyway, during our church brunch, one of the teenage girls shared a really fun way to celebrate Easter. She was doing it as part of one of her goals in the girls’ youth program. I received her permission to pass it on.
First, I will provide a list of what you’ll need, then explain how it works.
- Permanent marker
- 12 plastic Easter Eggs labeled with the following numbers and filled with the following materials:
- 1 sacrament cup
- 3 dimes
- Soap Chip
- Red Cloth
- 1 Small Nail
- Sign (paper w/ translations)
- Spear (toothpick)
- White cloth and a stone
- A Bible either marked with the following scriptures or used as a reference for when each egg is opened. The scripture numbers correspond with the egg numbers above.
- Matthew 26:26-29
- Matthew 26:14-15, fulfilling prophecy Zechariah 11:12-14
- Matthew 27:1-2
- Matthew 27:24-26
- Matthew 27:28-30
- Mark 15:25
- John 19:19-20
- Matthew 27: 48 Prophesy from Psalms 69:21 fulfilled
- John 19:34
- Matthew 27: 57-60
- Mark 16:1-4
- Matthew 28:6
OPTION 1: Have an Easter egg hunt, but make sure the kids do not lose what is in side. Then, go through the scripture verses and have the kids open the eggs. Explain why the item is in there (or not- in the case of #12 which is empty because the tomb was empty).
OPTION 2: Do an “advent” for the 12 days prior to Easter. Each day, read the verses and open an egg. Explain what the object symbolizes.
OPTION 3: Have the eggs in a basket and open them in order while reading the verses. Explain what the object symbolizes.
Hopefully, this will help many families find a new tradition that will be centered in Christ and what he did for us more than 2000 years ago.