A Tradition for Easter: Resurrection Eggs
How do we keep our Messiah as the main message during Easter? What resources can you use to intentionally teach children that He is our Risen King? I encourage you to read further to find out how Lori teaches the children God places in her life. We’ve also included some comments and suggestions from other Keepers readers. Please post your ideas below so we can learn from you, too!
Exalting Him, Leigh Ann
As you plan and prepare for the Easter celebration make sure you are teaching your children what this time of year is truly all about. We have to be purposeful in teaching our children about the true meaning of Easter. Otherwise the meaning will be lost in the commercialism. One of my favorite things to do when my children were growing up was to teach using the Resurrection Eggs each year. Then I started using them with my great nieces and nephews.
Here are some notes we received from readers when I first posted about this tradition in 2010:
- I found a great book to go along with resurrection eggs called Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs by Melody Carlson. It's about a little boy who witnesses Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem, the last supper, and the crucifixion and resurrection. It has pictures of the different colored eggs on each page so you know when to open them. I am taking the book and eggs to my third graders class to read tomorrow!
- I have three girls, ages 10, 9, and 6. We use the Resurrection Eggs during our morning Bible time. The girls like taking turns hiding the egg for the day and reading the book. It's fun to see my six-year-old trying to take her turn to read this year.
- Our family has used the resurrection eggs each year with our grade school age children and they love them! It is a "hands on" tactical way for children to hear and experience the Easter story which makes it especially memorable because it involves their participation. Thanks for reminding me, I am going to get mine out to use next week!
Take advantage of every opportunity you have to teach about our Lord and His Son, Jesus Christ. Consider and plan for the people the Lord has placed in your life this year so that you can be a vessel He uses to share the most important message of all--HE IS RISEN!!!
In His Love,