Easy Easter Activity!
When I was a kid, most holidays we’d all gather next door at my Grandma’s house to celebrate family, food, and traditions. Every Easter we’d have a special meal and then maybe my Dad or Mom would share a mini devotional on the reason for Easter. I loved hearing their testimonies and feeling the love and gratitude they have for our Savior, Jesus Christ. I feel lucky to have the parents that I do. After that, we’d all wait in anticipation as the older children would scurry around the yard, hiding plastic eggs filled with candy along with my Uncle Ernie’s special money-filled egg. This year I wanted to not only have a simple and effective devotional, but I also wanted it to be easy enough that our 8 year old could teach it. I am stoked to empower him with a confidence building experience and found this easy Easter activity by Becky Baudouin that looks just right!
Retell and celebrate the Resurrection story with your child by creating a preschool version of “Resurrection eggs.” Gather six plastic eggs, each a different color. Place the following items inside, one item per egg: breadcrumb, paper cross, strip of cloth, rock and piece of candy. One egg will remain empty. As you tell the Resurrection story, let your child open the eggs. Explain each item in the following order:
1. Bread crumb: Jesus ate dinner with His friends. (Luke22:14-15)
2. Cross: The next day, Jesus died on the Cross. (John19:17-18)
3. Strip of cloth: He was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb.
4. Rock: A stone was placed in front of the tomb. (Matthew27:59-60)
5. Empty egg: Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and saw the stone had been moved. The tomb was empty! (Luke 24:1-3)
6. Candy: Jesus is alive. That’s the sweet surprise of Easter. (Matthew 28:5-6)
Once you’ve finished sharing the Resurrection story with your child, encourage her to use the eggs to tell the story in her own words.
After a great lesson about Easter, go ahead and enjoy the sweet surprise(s) by holding an egg hunt. We love this part of the tradition–especially remembering that Jesus lived and died for us, then rose the 3rd day as a resurrected being so that we could also have this gift and opportunity. I’m just so grateful for Him—He is truly the world’s sweetest gift!
Lots of love,