Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Story Eggs

~The source for this page is "15 Minutes-Family Traditions & Memories" by Emilie Barnes.~

What are Easter Story Eggs? How do I make them? What are they for anyway?

"To remind your family of the Easter story, prepare an Easter basket with 12 plastic eggs that can be opened. On the outside of the egg write a number (1-12) and fill with the corresponding message and Scripture (see chart below). Open one egg each day, starting 12 days before Easter. Read the message aloud to the family and look up the Scripture in the Bible. Pray together, thanking the Lord for that particular aspect of the crucifixion and resurrection."

Message (Front) Scripture (Back)

1: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches. Matthew 21:1-11 (Piece of palm branch)
2: Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus' feet. John 12:2-8
(Small perfume sample or cloth with perfume)
3: Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples. Matthew 26:17-19
(Chex cereal)
4: Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Matthew 27:3 3
5: Jesus carried His own cross. John 19:17
(Popsicle stick cut and glued in a cross form)
6: Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head. John 19:2
(Small thorny branch)
7: Soldiers parted Jesus' garments and cast lots for His coat. John 19:23
(Swatch of burlap and a nail)
8: Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side. John 19:18,37 & John 20:25-29
(A nail)
9: They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink. Matthew 27:34
(A small sponge)
10: Spices to prepare Jesus for burial. John 19:40
(7 or 8 whole cloves)
11: The stone covering Jesus' tomb was rolled away. John 20:1
(A small rock)
12: The napkin around Jesus' head was lying separately from His linen clothers. He was not there. He has risen! John 20:6-7
(A scrap of linen-type fabric)

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