There are lots of versions of Resurrection Eggs out there for various age groups, churches, etc. This LDS Activity Days plan combines all of them so you can use the Spirit (and availability/budget) to guide you on which 11 items you want to put in your eggs. This activity is great for teaching the girls how to give an FHE lesson to their family. It could also be used to teach a Primary Sharing Time lesson (combine it with an egg hunt around the room!).
Categories: Learning and Living the Gospel
Duration: 1 hour
- 12 plastic eggs for each girl
- (optional) empty egg carton for each girl
- At least one permanent marker (more is better)
- Pick any of these 11 items to go inside the eggs. You will need to multiply each item by the number of girls you have. There will be one empty egg to represent the empty tomb. (The scripture in parenthesis is for your reference for the “preparation” part.)
- A small container of perfumed ointment/essential oil (John 12:3)
- A piece of palm frond for those who fanned him with palm leaves (John 12:13)
- Toy donkey for when Jesus rode the donkey (Matthew 21:4-7)
- A piece of bread for the last supper (Matthew 26:26-28)
- A chunk of soap for Jesus washing his disciples’ feet (John 13:5-9)
- A tiny bag or vial with olive oil to represent that Gethsemane means “olive press” (Matthew 26:36-46)
- Praying hands to represent Christ’s prayer in the garden. (Luke 22-41)
- A sacrament cup to represent when Christ asked that the cup be removed.(Luke 22:42)
- 3 dimes to represent the 30 pieces of silver Judas gave (Matthew 24:14-16, 47-49)
- Small piece of rope for when Pilate had Jesus whipped (Mark 15:15, Isaiah 53:5)
- A feather to represent the cock that crowed three times when Peter denied him. (Luke 22: 55-62)
- A piece of a thorny branch for the thorny crown that was placed on his head (Matthew 27:29)
- a piece of purple fabric for the purple robe they placed on Jesus to mock him (Mark 15:17)
- A nail to represent the nails that pierced his hands and feet (John 19:38-41)
- A wooden cross (you can use toothpicks) to represent the cross Jesus carried and was crucified on (John 19:17-18)
- Small piece of flat wood with writing on it: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS (Luke 23:38)
- A die to represent the soldiers casting lots for Jesus’ clothes. (John 19:24)
- Sponge that Jesus was made to drink vinegar from (Matthew 27:48)
- Tiny broken pieces of rock for the earthquake following his death (Matthew 27:51, 3 Nephi 8:19-22)
- Myrrh OR aloe OR bay leaves OR a strip of white cloth OR a flat round stone for Jesus’ burial (Matthew 27:51, 3 Nephi 8:19-22)
- A tiny angel for the angels who visit Mary and ask why she “seeks the living among the dead.” (Luke 24:5)
- A rubber band because He loosed the bands of death with the Resurrection (Alma 7:11-12)
- After selecting the 11 items you will put in the eggs, copy the 11 descriptions and their scriptures listed next to the items, plus “He is Risen! (Mark 16:6)” onto a document. Number them 1 through 12. Print two copies for each girl.
1. Have each girl cut one of their copies of the descriptions/scriptures into strips, and match them up with the items you gave them.
2. Have each girl number their eggs from 1-12.
3. When all the girls are ready, discuss each egg one by one in chronological order. Whether you read every scripture together depends on the dynamic of your particular group.
4. Challenge the girls to teach this lesson to their family at Family Home Evening. Their extra copy of the scriptures is just in case any of the slips of paper get lost. Ask them if they have any questions about the things that were talked about today, or if they would like to share their testimony about any particular part.
- Bring a whole piece of bread for the egg related to the sacrament, then as the girls pass the bread around and tear off a piece, talk about how the young men similarly tear the bread for Sacrament every Sunday.
- If you think your girls are capable of calming down after a fun Easter Egg hunt, you could hide all of the eggs around the room so they can find them – either empty OR you could have them already numbered and filled, and they can only find one of each number (once they find their 12 they can help the other girls find theirs).