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Mar 14, 2013

Wishing You A Wonderful Easter Season

MaryAnn Gaver

    If you have small children, here's a great interactive tool as you teach the true account of Christ's resurrection...

    Everyone knows that kids love to hold stuff in their little hands. They like to feel the texture of things, to engage the kinesthetic sense.  Whether it's to stroke a soft, baby chick or to feel the roughness of burlap, you're sure to keep your child's attention when you awaken their senses as you teach and tell stories...

    Available from Family Life resources, the Resurrection Eggs contain a dozen plastic eggs, each housing tangible, inanimate objects for the children to hold as you go through Jesus' journey of the cross.  For instance, one egg has three shiny plastic coins as a reminder of the thirty pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus.

   Basically, the symbols inside each egg serve as story prompts. We used them when the kids were little, and it helped us as we told the Easter story.  

    Sure, you probably could make the whole set yourself -- using gauze to represent the linen cloth used to wrap Jesus, a pebble or rock to signify the stone that secured the tomb, etc. -- but the set that Family Life put together really is worth the price they charge, so I recommend getting one this year. The kids will look forward to pulling the carton out of the closet each year as spring arrives.

    Of course, the best part is when you approach the end of the lesson. You get to the part where there's one last egg...the empty egg.  After all, that's the magnificence of Easter -- the empty tomb!  He lives!  He lives!  HE LIVES!

    Wishing you and your precious family a wonderful Easter.  Enjoy celebrating the Lord's resurrection!

     love,

     MaryAnn

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