Eastering with Children – resurrection eggs

Part of my heart is for us all to understand well. Not just to know the songs and some of the key stories around the edges but to truly hold the whole story and good theology as part of our basic practice.

Last year when I wrote my Advent book it came from this place of wanting to give people tools to create meaningful, deeper celebration and this year I want to explore some of Easter in a similar vein.

palm branch

Some nights ago I sat round a dining room table with a small group of mama’s and we made DIY resurrection eggs. There are flash ones you can buy but these are simple ones that tell the story, with verses and symbols,  and are very achievable. We used the free downloadable PDF created by Play Eat Grow. All you really need is a set of plastic eggs and some things you’ll probably find around your home.

The mama who organised us all and I had a conversation around extending the meaning for these and adding some structure and shape. As such I am going to share one egg and some thoughts or activities or maybe both each day coming up to Easter. I do this as an offering to you, in order to help you think about Easter in a more reflective way as a family.

resurrection eggs

I am aiming to do one each day that will take us through to Easter and give you something to focus on each day. If you haven’t got resurrection eggs or the steam to organise them you could still read out the verse and look at the symbol together and go from there.

If they bless you please feel free to share these with any family who might enjoy extending their Easter conversations. If you do please share the ideas and work from here to encourage my journey as a writer and sharer.

May we all come with fresh eyes to the story we know so well, may we let the truths soak deep down and take root, and may these truths breathe life into our daily comings and goings.

Be blessed dear, beloved families.

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5 thoughts on “Eastering with Children – resurrection eggs

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  4. We have done these a few times in the past few years some times we haven’t got them finished. I use this one. http://www.smithsroom.com/downloads/resurrection%20eggs.pdf. The kids love it and especially now because they are old enough to take turns reading the passage and leading us all. We display the items on the table. This year I didn’t number my eggs so we also have a discussion about when in the story this happened. I am planning when we finish to see if the kids can put them into an order.

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