Easter Symbols

Out of all of our Easter celebrations-

I absolutely love this idea that our friends gave to us last year.
It reminds me of something we did as kids,
and it helps teach our girls why we really celebrate Easter.
You need 12 numbered eggs, filled with the objects below.
There are two ways you can do this activity.
 You can save the eggs and use them as a countdown to Easter opening one each day,
or hide the eggs around the room, have the children find them, and then open them in order reading the scriptures in each and discussing what each item is the eggs represent.
Each egg should be filled with the following scripture and reference object:
1. Matthew 26:39 (sacrament cup or small cracker)
2. Matthew 26: 14-15 (3 dimes) This fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14
3. Matthew 26:48-49 (chocolate kiss)
4. Matthew 27:1-2 (knotted twine)
5. Matthew 27:15,17,21,24-26 (chunk of hand soap)
6. Matthew 27:28-30 (square of red fabric)
7. Matthew 27:31-32 (small nail)
8. Matthew 27:50-51, 54 (crushed rocks)
9. Matthew 27:57-60 (strip of white cloth)
10. Matthew 27:60, 62-66 (a small, flat stone)
11. Mark 16:1, 2-6 (bay leaf)
12. Matthew 28:5-6 (empty)
Once the eggs are done and you have read all the scriptures,
you can watch this short video (which I love) HERE.
Or this one.
or this one.
They are all short. and wonderful.
We will be doing this Sunday– hope you will too!
I was also in charge of making treats for the girls in our ward,
so I put the scripture from 1 Cor. 15:22
“…in Christ shall all be made alive”
I thought they turned out cute and colorful.
Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter weekend!

7 Responses to Easter Symbols

  1. Heather 04/22/2011 at 6:46 am #

    I was just going to look up online how to put this together! I’m so glad you posted it. Thanks for the cute ideas.

  2. Natalie 04/22/2011 at 7:37 am #

    LOVE IT. Thanks!

  3. Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama 04/22/2011 at 9:58 am #

    We do something very similar. My kids love it. And your treats are adorable!

  4. Emily 04/22/2011 at 11:37 am #

    Way cute Cal! I’m glad that we will be able to join you on that activity! 🙂 The treats are REALLY cute too!

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  5. Sky @ Capital B 04/22/2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I LOVE this! Your handouts are ADORABLE! Would love to know what fonts you used on your toppers! 🙂

  6. Melissa 03/25/2016 at 2:21 pm #

    Is the treat tag still available? I’m having a hard time downloading it.

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