My post earlier this week talked about introducing children to God and spiritual Truth. The idea I'm sharing today did not come from the book I just reviewed, but rather from a fellow blog. With Easter right around the corner, I'd been looking for a way to share the story in a more intentional, visual way with Nathan in particular. Enter Annette's post about homemade Resurrection Eggs! (You can purchase a set for about $17 on-line, but I loved the idea of making ours.)
As directed, I took an egg carton and scrounged around to find the 11 necessary items to put in each egg. (The 12th egg is appropriately empty!) Each item, such as thorns and coins, tells the story of Jesus' death and resurrection. I spent nothing to put this together, and I think it's neat knowing our set is one-of-a-kind! Annette lists not only each item, but also the corresponding Scripture passage. I took it a step further, and compiled all of the verses in a document for easier reference, which I would be happy to e-mail to anyone upon request.
We are planning to start walking through the story next Wednesday, introducing a new piece of the story each day (and building on what we've already discussed). This means that we will open the 12th egg on Easter morning. I love the symbolism of that!
Here is the set I put together:
I'm excited to walk through this with Nathan. Though he has a basic understanding of the Story, I think this will be a powerful way for all of us to observe this important season!