Its not just Chocolate that are found in eggs at Easter!
During our Easter Journey, each child went through the Easter story with one of our team using these amazing eggs. Each pack contains 12 plastic eggs for different colours, with each egg containing something about the events surrounding Jesus' death. I thought you might be interested in finding our what was inside those eggs and how we used them to explain to the children what an amazing week this was!
1- Blue - Donkey
Kirstine will have covered this in the opening – Triumphant entry
2- Light Pink - Coins
Judas betrayed Jesus and was paid 30 silver coins (Or Jesus went into the temple and was angry at the way it was being used as a market place)
3 - Light Purple - Cup
Last Supper – Wine a symbol of His blood. A reminder of his covenant / promise*
4- Orange-Hands praying
Jesus Prayed - He was very sad and afraid so He talked to God about it. We can do that too!
5 - Green - Whip
Men who wanted to kill Jesus took him as a prisoner and hurt Him
6- Yellow- Rooster
Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, said he would always follow Jesus but Jesus knew he would deny him 3 times before the Rooster woke up the next morning.
7 - Light Orange- Crown of Thorns
The soldiers pretended to make Jesus a King but they used thorns to hurt Him
8- Light Green -Nails in Cross
Soldiers took Jesus and nailed Him to a cross. Jesus stayed there because He loves us
9 - Purple- Spear
Jesus had already died when the soldiers came to look at him so one of them stabbed him to make sure He was dead.
10 - Light Blue -Linen Cloth
Joseph, a rich man, wanted Jesus to have a proper burial. He bravely asked if he could have the body and wrapped it in Linen cloth
A big stone – about the size of a door – was put in front of the tomb. An angel moved it away.
12- White -Nothing
Are you surprised? The lady disciples were too and the angel told them he had risen!!
This was the Promise* Jesus wants us to remember – that He is alive and we can be with Him forever
That’s the true story of Easter!