- empty egg carton (12 ct.)
- 12 plastic eggs
- permanent marker
- copy of the Resurrection Verses
- Tiny “memory tokens” for each egg (palm branch, coins, bread, thorn, rope, nails, sponge, dice, spear, cloth, stone)
1. Print out a copy of Resurrection Verses and cut into strips. (*Note: You can also choose to leave them whole and just use the sheet as a reference sheet.)
2. Number your plastic eggs 1-12, and fold and insert the verse strips (if you choose).
3. Fill each egg with its appropriate “memory token.”
4. Create a Egg Carton Cover for your box and glue or tape it on the top.
Ways to Use Your Resurrection Eggs:
1. 12 days leading up to Easter. Each day at breakfast or dinner, open an egg, read the verse, and discuss the “memory token.”
2. Story Telling Box. Use your Resurrection Eggs to tell the story of Jesus to your children or children’s sunday school class. Share the “memory tokens” as you read the verses to the children.
3. Gift. Create a box of Resurrection Eggs and give it to your children, family friends, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews for Easter.
4. Teaching Your Child to Share the Easter Story. This is a great ministry tool for parents or teachers to use to equip children to be able to share their faith and the story of Jesus’ resurrection with their friends or family.
5. An Easter Sensory Bin. After you share the Resurrection Eggs as a Story Telling Box, create a sensory bin for your children to discover the objects again on their own. (*Note: You have need to replace a few items with more “child-friendly” items, if you choose to do this. ex. thorns and spear) Place the eggs, without the verses in the bin, and see if they can remember the order of the “memory tokens.”
*Printables were designed by Lauren Mills of Mercy Ink Blog/Designs