I love the idea of doing Resurrection Eggs, but with the 12 eggs and sometimes a little complex parts of the story, I have always imagined us doing them when the Happy Buddy is a bit older.
When I saw these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers, however, in the March/April edition of Thriving Family, I knew I had to try them out in our Happy Home.
With just 6 eggs, a simple story-telling sentence for each, and easy peasy items to go inside, these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers are so doable!
Jesus ate dinner with his friends. Luke 22:14-15
The next day Jesus died on the cross. John 19:17-18
He was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb. John 19:40
A stone was placed in front of the tomb. Matthew 27:59-60
Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved. The tomb was empty! Luke 24:1-3
We did M&Ms in our case because that’s the Happy Buddy’s idea of a major food group.
Jesus is alive! That’s the sweet surprise of Easter. Matthew 28:5-6
Here is a helpful guide to use when sharing these Resurrection Eggs with your toddler…
And I thought I’d share a few images of the Happy Buddy as we walked through the Gospel together. One of my favorite moments was when the Happy Buddy did something that communicated his full understanding of the Easter message he had just received.
He dug through his ‘treat’ egg, picked out all of the yellow M&M’s, and gave them to me – because yellow is my favorite color.
Talk about a sacrifice!
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
Happy Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers-ing!