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.