Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Easter Story

This is a fun way to share the story of Eater with your children. A lot of you may have seen this before. This was probably one of my favorite Family Home Evening lessons as a girl.

The eggs tell the story. So the next time you run out of eggs save that carton.
In each egg you place an object to represent part of the Easter story.

1. The Last Supper -- Mark 14:22-24 (Sacrament cup and piece of a saltine cracker)

2. The atonement -- Luke 22:40-46 (Picture of praying hands)

3. Thirty pieces of silver-- Matthew 26:14-15 (Three dimes)

4. Crown of thorns -- Matthew 27:29 (Peat moss twisted and tied together to look like a crown)

5. Scarlet Robe -- Matthew 27:28 (Scrap of purple fabric)

6. Wooden cross -- John 19:15-17 (Toothpicks tied together to make a mini cross)

7. Vinegar -- Matthew 27:34 (Small piece of a sponge soaked in vinigar)

8. Earthquakes -- Matthew 27:51-54 (Small rocks)

9. Linen cloth -- Matthew 27:59 (Piece of white cloth)

10. Stone -- Matthew 27:60 (Round smooth stone)

11. Sweet spices -- Mark 16: 1-4 (Potpourri)

12. Empty Tomb -- Matthew 28:2-8 (Empty egg)

When I was a Primary leader I used these eggs for a Sharing Time lesson along with pictures from the gospel art picture kit. I had the children come sit up close on the floor so they could all see. I let the kids take turns picking an egg and showing what was inside. Then we would talk about it. This was definitely my most successful Sharing Time. The kids were so reverent and attentive. They loved it.

We did this the other night for Family Home Evening with my daughter. She loved opening each egg and learning about why we celebrate Easter. Now that she knows the story she likes to open the eggs and tell us what it's about.



  1. Thanks for sharing, I will definately be using this!

  2. I need to make one of these! I always loved this growing up!

  3. I linked to this in a blog post, hope you don't mind :)
    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I used it today for sharing time. The spirit was so strong while the kids were learning more about the Savior. You really helped set the tone for this beautiful Easter day. Thanks again.

  5. I LOVE this. I made one a couple years ago. I'm making one for my mom to tell the story to my nephews. =)

  6. Thanks for sharing! I'm putting together my own easter story so I can share it tonight for Family Home Evening :)

  7. I have heard of this before but forgot a couple of the details...thanks for sharing. We did it for FHE last night and it was a success:) I shared this over at my blog and linked back to ya....thanks!