Spiritual Easter Eggs
This is an easy way to teach your children the meaning of Easter. Simply, number 12 plastic eggs and fill with the specified items below. Have your children open the eggs, in order, and then read the corresponding scripture.
1. Matthew 26:39 (Sacrament Cup)
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
2. Matthew 26:14-15 (2 or 3 Dimes)
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
3. Matthew 27:1-2 (Piece of Rope)
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
4. Matthew 27:24-26 (Piece of Soap)
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
5. Matthew 27: 28-30 (Piece of red cloth)
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
6. Matthew 27: 31-32 (Small nail)
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
7. Mark 15:24 (Dice)
And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
8. Matthew 27: 50-51, 54 (Jagged Rock)
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
9. Matthew 27: 57-60 (Piece of white cloth)
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new
tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed.
10. Matthew 27: 60,62,65-66 (Round flat rock)
And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed. Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing
the stone, and setting a watch.
11. Mark 16:1 (Spices: cloves, cinnamon stick, etc)
AND when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
Matthew 28: 2,5
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
12. Matthew 28:6 (Nothing)
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
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