Game

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs
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Teach your child about Easter using this fun game.

Time
20 minutes
Ages
30 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 4 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 1 Empty egg cartons
  • 12 Plastic eggs
  • 1 Permanent marker (to number the eggs)
  • 1 Leaf (to represent palm sunday)
  • 1 Thimble (to represent the last supper)
  • 1 Tissue (to represent Jesus crying in the garden)
  • 3 Silver coins (such as nickles) (to represent the silver that Judas was paid)
  • 1 piece Twine (to represent the whip)
  • 1 Twig (twisted into a circle) (to represent the crown of thorns)
  • 1 Small Cross
  • 1 Die (to represent the soldiers gambling for Jesus' clothes)
  • 1 piece Kitchen sponges (to represent Jesus saying he was thirsty)
  • 1 bottle Perfume (to represent the women who went to the tomb to take care of Jesus' body)

Steps

  1. Number the eggs from 1-12 with the permanent marker.
  2. Put each item in one of the eggs keeping the last egg empty to represent the empty tomb.
  3. Have your child open each egg and ask them if they understand why the item is there. If not, explain it.
  4. When you get to the last egg, act really surprised. "It's empty! Why is it empty?" Explain the empty tomb to your child.
  5. Each time you play, allow your child to explain what he or she remembers.
Associated Activity
Read "The Easter Story of Jesus" in the stories section.

Developmental skills

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