Here is a great Easter craft you can do with your children at home. This activity has repeatability; that is, your child can tell and retell the story of Jesus and His resurrection with this craft. (Each of the dozen plastic eggs have items inside, as well as the Scripture reference that it goes with.) Keep the plastic eggs in a regular egg carton so they can all stay in order and in the same place!
1 – A piece of a cracker, broken (Matthew 26:26)
2 – 3 silver dimes (3 pieces of silver) (Matthew 26:14-15)
3 – 1 purple piece of cloth (felt or material – represents the purple robes) (Mark 15:17)
4 – Thorns (from any bush or rose) (Matthew 27:29)
5 – Scourge (piece of thick string or rope tied to a twig) (Matthew 20:19)
6 – Cross made of toothpicks (John 19:17-18)
7 – 3 Nails (John20:25)
8 – Sign that says “King of the Jews” (Luke 23:28)
9 – Sponge (Matthew 27:48)
10 – Spear (toothpick or straight nail) (John 19:34)
11 – Rock (Matthew 27:59-60)
12 – The tomb is empty!!! (Matthew 28:6)
Talk about the significance of His resurrection and that we can find new life in Jesus, just like He found new life being raised from the dead!