We love theses resurrection eggs that teach the Gospel, or story of Jesus, to kids. It’s a simple family tradition that makes keeping Jesus in Easter fun and easy!
Like every holiday, Easter has become very commercialized with a huge focus on gifts, food and other material possessions.
Don’t get me wrong, I love an Easter basket full of goodies! I also love a rollicking egg hunt full of family friendly competition.
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However, I also want my kids to know the real reason we recognize Easter: Jesus’ death and resurrection. I wanted a supplemental activity to teach them what that means in terms of hope, joy, love and peace.
With all the holiday excitement and increased sense of entitlement that goes along with it, it’s honestly challenging to shift our family’s focus from the sensationalized to the spiritual.
A few years ago I went on a hunt (pun intended) to find a simple, quick and tangible way to draw my kids attention to the story of Jesus and God’s love in the days preceding Easter Sunday.
Much like advent season at Christmas leading up to Jesus’ birth, I wanted a time to reflect on what Jesus did on the cross.
I finally found what I was looking for when I discovered the Resurrection Eggs.
What are the Resurrection Eggs?
The Resurrection Eggs are a set of 12, colorful plastic eggs that tell the Easter story.
Each egg holds a small trinket that the child can see and touch. Kids open one egg each day leading up to Easter Sunday.
Each trinket symbolizes a snippet in the Gospel narrative. There are bible verses for each day and a very short, one page story you can read with your children.
My children are now old enough to read. They enjoy taking turns opening one egg a day and reading the passage that goes with it.
If your family has a faith based Easter tradition other than the Resurrection Eggs I’d love to hear about it! Comment below and let me know.