Sunday, April 10, 2011
Easter countdown - Resurection Eggs
Since last year our family is counting down to Easter Sunday to focus on the real reason we celebrate Easter.
My daughter Brenda is always very excited to learn about Jesus.
You can make it very easily, mostly with things you have around the house.
You need to start the countdown on April 13th this year.
Here what you need:
- 12 plastic eggs (you can nest them in a basket or in a egg carton. I got my ceramic carton at Home Goods, but you can use one made of cardboard or Styrofoam, the kind you bring the eggs home from the grocery store- if you are using an egg carton, make sure to get small eggs that will fit.
- A permanent marker or scrapbook stickers.
- Countdown items and scripture references written on small pieces of paper.
Here is the list of scriptures and items for the eggs:
1- Matthew 26:26-28 (small cracker)
2- Matthew 26:14-16 (3 dimes)
3- Matthew 26:48-49 (chocolate kiss)
4- Matthew 27:15,17,21,24-26 (chunk of hand soap)
5- John 19:2 (small thorny branch or a large thorn and a small piece of purple fabric)
6- John 19:17 (small cross made of tooth picks)
7- John 19:18,34 (a nail)
8- John 19:23-24 (swatch of burlap and a small dice)
9- Matthew 27:34 ( small piece of sponge)
10- John 19:40 ( bay leaf, whole cloves or other whole spices)
11- John 20:1 - Matthew 28:2 (small flat stone)
12- Matthew 28:5-7 (empty)