Mommy & Me class: Easter Week



This week, Brenda gave us an adorable idea for an Easter week lunch for kids!

Fill plastic eggs with bite-sized foods…some ideas:

carrot sticks, sesame sticks, pretzels, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, turkey cubes, blueberries, blackberries, m&m’s, cut up cucumber, marshmallows, peanuts…

(For lunch box size, cut carton in half or buy a six-pack of eggs carton)


For an easy telling of the story of Easter with plenty of hands-on fun for young kids, we made a 6-egg version of Resurrection eggs:


Egg #1: (some coins) Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles, went to the chief priests, and asked, “How much will you pay me to get Jesus into your hands?” And they gave him thirty silver coins. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray Him [to hand Jesus over to His enemies]. Matthew 26:14-16


Egg #2: (white cloth to symbolize His innocence) The chief priests and, in fact, the entire Jewish Supreme Court assembled there and looked for witnesses who would lie about Jesus, in order to build a case against him that would result in a death sentence. But even though they found many who agreed to be false witnesses, these always contradicted each other. Matthew 26:59-60

Egg #3: (piece of rope/twine) Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged [whipped] Him. John 19:1

Egg #4: (cross cut out of sandpaper) So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. John 19:16b-18


Egg #5: (stone/rock) The next day – at the close of the first day of the Passover ceremonies – the chief priests and Pharisees went to Pilate, and told him, “Sir, that liar once said, ‘After three days I will come back to life again. So we request an order from you sealing the tomb until the third day, to prevent his disciples from coming and stealing his body and then telling everyone he came back to life! If that happens we’ll be worse off than we were at first.” “Use your own Temple police,” Pilate told them. “They can guard it safely enough.” So they sealed the stone and posted guards to protect it from intrusion. Matthew 27:62-66

Egg #6: (empty) Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, because an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He has been raised from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come; see where His body was lying. Matthew 28:1-6





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