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8 Mar

Easter Season is around the corner with Ash Wednesday this week!!!

To start the season off, I finally decided to buy Resurrection Eggsfor my family and CCD class. Call me lazy because you could surely make these yourself, but I liked having them done for me instead of searching for the pieces for inside the eggs….  Plus the resource book included came in useful.  This gave me more time to create a hands-on printable to share with you…I also have a copy of Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs . The story is great and matches the eggs perfectly.  It is nicely illustrated and each page tells a story to match the item in the egg. The kids seem to enjoy the story and hearing it from the point of view of a little boy.  I highly recommend getting this book to compliment the eggs.I hid the eggs around my house and told my kids to find them but not open them.  Once we had all 12 eggs we took turns reading a page from the book and opening the egg that went along with the page.
We then made our own Resurrection Eggs (based off of the ideas found on Just Call Me Jamin’s Resurrection Lapbook) at so that we could retell the stories on our own and recall how Jesus died for us and then rose from the dead.  I made my own printable to match JCMJ’s!  The printable has an egg you open and inside the egg you glue a part of the story and a symbol from the egg.  My kiddos had fun coloring the eggs and then gluing the pieces onto the file folder.  I also plan to do this activity is pieces with my Third Grade CCD (Faith Formation) class over the next few Sundays.
I made a printable to create this book.. You can download it free here. It is five pages.  The last page (foldable eggs) you will need to print three times on colored card stock.  All other pages get printed once on regular paper.  My kids enjoyed making the books and we will refer to them through the season.
I also plan to make the books with my Faith Formation class (CCD).  We will do it in stages over the next few weeks.  Last week I hid two eggs from the Resurrection Eggs around the room and picked four kids to go on a hunt for them.  Once they found both eggs they got to open the eggs and tell us what was inside the egg.  We then read the first two stories from Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs.   Each week I will pick four kids to hunt for the next two eggs.  Slowly we will work on parts of the book so that they will each have their own book to share with their families.
Must See Site!!!

For more resources, Catholic Icing is such a great blog and it has many examples of Resurrection Eggs found around the web.  You also should print out her Lent Calendar for kiddos.  It is great.  I have one on my refrigerator and gave one to each of my CCD kids.  Be sure to look at her Easter cookies too!  What a wonderful happy resource.  It surely is built with love!!!

 
Check out this set of link ideas at Catholic Icing.

Here’s a little book to use with the eggs.  It has all the 12 eggs and details inside it.  Click here to download the mini book!  Just print it and have your students cut the pages and staple in order…  You may want to later play Resurrection Bingo.

 I bought the cutest Holy Week Clipart from Charlotte’s Clips.   I have been having fun using it to make these activity sheets.  My daughter loves doing the activities and coloring the pictures!  We will be at the Easter Vigil tonight and she will be completing on there.

Thanks and have a wonderful Easter!

Resurrection Eggs