Thursday, April 17, 2014

Telling the story of Easter using plastic eggs

Growing up, we did this Easter activity using plastic eggs at least once in our family.  I do not recall how old I was at the time.  

I remember helping my mother assemble the different items into the eggs. I am not sure if we used it for any teaching moments away from home.

Recently, my mother asked if I still had a copy of the items and scripture references for this activity.  While I know I have it, somewhere, I found this one online.  I decided to write about it here so that in the future, I can refer back to it if I need it again.  (It was also easier than searching through my many file folders.)

I think this is a great way to teach children the story of Easter in a visual way.  Whoever thought of this activity originally had a great idea!

I like this particular activity because it is visual (the items in the eggs as well as the scriptures that are referenced), audio (when you read the scripture passages out loud), and tactical (opening each egg and touching the item within).  This helps all children - as well as adults - as it caters to the different methods of learning.

I might not get the items collected before Easter this year to use with my family.  I had forgotten about it until my mother mentioned it.  I will try to collect the items and do it next year. 

Have you used this as an activity in your home or with a church class?  I would love to hear how you have shared the story of Easter using plastic eggs filled with symbolic items and scripture references.

Thank you,, for posting the instructions for this fun activity!