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Monday, April 18, 2011

resurrection eggs

So, as usual, I am running behind on when I had planned to start this Easter activity. :)

I am using the example from http://www.wearethatfamily.com/ and making my own Resurrection Eggs to teach the kids a little more about the story of Easter.  This year, we are also not buying the pre-stuffed Easter baskets.  1. because they are too scarce here
2. because I end up throwing away almost all the toys from them within a week
and 3.  because I don't want my kids to grow up like I did thinking that Easter is just another time to receive candy and presents. 

I want my kids to know the joy and celebration that is Easter... and I want them to know WHY.  There is a great little show that comes on AFN channel 4 (or maybe its 3...?) on Sundays right now.  It is a documentary of the Easter story, showing the real life place that it happened, and a movie-type imaging of what might have happened.  The narrator shares some great explanations for what happened, and has great insights into the Bible verses.  It truly does bring the Easter story to life, in a family friendly way. 

Anyhow, this is my list of what I am using in the Eggs. 

1.  a picture of a donkey (Jesus' triumphal entry)
2.  picture of a palm leaf (since S. Korea doesn't exactly grow many of those :)
3.  a cup (lid to a water bottle, or one of Cait's mini tea set cups, I haven't decided yet- representing the Last Supper)
4.  a flower (using a fake one, obviously, from the local craft store- representing the garden at Gethesmane)
5. some coins (Judas' betrayal)
6.  a piece of leather (symbolizing the whip)
7.  a picture of the crown of thorns
8.  a paper cross
9.  a dice (representing the gambling for his clothes)
10.  a nail (crucifixion)
11.  a rock (to cover the tomb)
12.  an empty egg (the empty tomb)

Thanks again to Kristen at http://www.wearethatfamily.com/ for posting this.  It is a huge help to me and probably many other families that might not have creative ideas to get their kids to learn the real story of Easter. 

What are some things that you do to help celebrate Easter?


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