Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt With A Twist

Easter is fast approaching, did you know that it is only 10 days away now?

When I was little the highlight of Easter was definitely the Easter egg hunt we did. The Easter Bunny would come to our house late at night and hide chocolate and candy eggs all throughout our house and we would spend the morning looking for them. SO MUCH FUN!
We actually continued having these hunts even as adults over at my dad's house and eventually with our kids. I think my having the little ones made us feel a little less sheepish about running around my dad's house looking for our treasures as adults :)

This year in the hopes of really encouraging our kids to understand the real reason we celebrate Easter we have decided to do something called Resurrection Eggs. Basically all you do is get 12 plastic eggs, insert a message and object into each. Then each night the kids search the house to find the egg. After they find it, you sit down as a family, talk about what's inside and then read the corresponding scripture. Here's what's in the first day:

Egg #1:
Message -- Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage -- Matthew 21:1-11
Item -- Piece of palm branch. Another option for those of you with extra lego parts or plastic novelty beads would be to place a small plastic leaf in the egg

I actually stole the idea for my friends' blog after reading her post on wednesday night. Thanks so much for the awesome idea Lindsay, you totally amaze me with your creativity and frugal ideas!

We started yesterday. I ran out to walmart and bought a pack of 12 plastic eggs for $0.97.
Then, last night the kids went around on a hunt for two eggs instead of one so that we could catch up.

Tonight they will go on to find egg #3.
I love that this idea incorporates my fun memories of my childhood egg hunts, but also gives us an opportunity every night to sit down as a family, read a passage of scripture and talk about the events that led up to Jesus' death.
You can find the instructions here.

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  1. I love this idea! Will have to remember it as my little ones grow up a bit.

  2. I think this an awesome idea! I wish my boys were younger so I could do this too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. That is a very neat idea...never heard of it!



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