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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Resurrection Easter Eggs

The Resurrection of Christ....the greatest event to ever take place for us....
I have SO loved this idea since getting it once in a lesson on the great sacrifice of our Savior and His Atonement. I have used the Resurrection Easter Eggs around the Easter dinner table in my family. I've used it teaching teenagers in Sunday School and in a Family Night. It is a good reminder for me of what my Savior did for all of us.

Kids love object lessons. And this easter egg "signs of the Savior's Sacrifice for us" is a great object lesson for kids and adults alike.  Every year, when I've taken out my little basket of 12 numbered, plastic eggs I've got a tear in my eye. I love the Savior. I believe in Him with all my heart. And I know in whom I have trusted.
If you want to hear a great talk check it out HERE.

In this chaotic life we are all a part of, it is a simple and clear walk through the steps to the Savior's crucifiction and  resurrection, easily understood.

I remember as a young child going to Catholic school. We would attend church the week before Easter and go to something called "Stations of the Cross".  It was my favorite thing I ever did as a Catholic. There were 12 areas around the inside of the church where 12 parts of the Crucifiction of Christ were depicted in art. We would go around to each one as a classroom, and say a prayer while somebody told us what was happening in the picture.  I attach great emotion to these memories. Even though I was a little kid, I knew what was happening. And it always made me feel sad.

I love this painting depicting the sacrifice our Savior made for us....
  Why not recognize the greatest sacrifice ever made,  given by the greatest who ever lived among us on the National holiday of Easter?   Try to honor the Savior this Easter in some small way. Maybe by restudying the Atonement of Christ, and sharing it with family. That's my simple and heartfelt message.
Another favorite painting of mine...I'm looking for a big copy of it to put in my greatroom remodel...it says to me...."I will look for you  when you  are lost...even though you are odd, different, ugly, damaged"  His love for us, evident.
The Resurrection Easter eggs can be put together using this easy tutorial HERE at Serving Pink Lemonade's blog. . Use stuff around the house to fill your eggs. Another with a LIST is HERE at scribd.com. I actually like both of them. You could do a combination of both lists. I would skip the vinegar though, yucky :D.  A third lists is here copied from Yahoo Voices.


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

 Read the scripture  and show what object is inside and explain what part it played in the Easter story.
This picture is from another bogger Beyond Sippy Cups HERE.

 I loved getting this for my family. It has made a big difference in my life and my family's too I believe. I just got out my Easter stuff yesterday. I'll go over my 12 little eggs again and remember all those stations of the cross from many years ago again.


2 comments:

  1. Great post. I love the idea of the resurrection Easter eggs. Definitely a good tradition for us to start, too. Thanks, Pattie!

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  2. That's a really great idea for any age. Thanks for sharing.

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