|As children there are few things more exciting than an egg hunt on Easter morning. This year put a religious spin on your hunt and teach your children the reason Christians celebrate the Easter holiday.|
Use the following list of ingredients to fill your Easter eggs. Each item symbolizes something from Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection stories in the Bible.
3 dimes – Judas received 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16)
Cracker – last supper (Matthew 26:17-29)
Chocolate kiss – Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss (Matthew 26:47-49)
Feather – Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crew (Matthew 26:69-75)
Soap – Pilate washed his hands (Matthew 27:24)
Purple cloth – they put a purple robe on Jesus (Matthew 27:28)
Thorn – a crown of thorns was placed upon Christ’s head (Matthew 27:29)
Nail – they nailed him to the cross (John 19:18-19)
Piece of sponge soaked in vinegar – when Christ asked for a drink he was given a sponge with vinegar (John 19:28-30)
Rock – Jesus’ body was laid in a tomb (Matthew 27:57-60)
Piece of tape – after Christ’s death the tomb was sealed (Matthew 27:65-66)
Empty egg – this represents the empty tomb after Christ had risen (Matthew 28:1-9)
After your children have collected the eggs open them and share what each item symbolizes. You might want to read the accompanying scriptures.
If you want to open the eggs in order put different items in different colored eggs or number them with a marker. Then make sure that each child has one of each number. Then they can open their egg at the appropriate time.