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Resurrection Eggs Easter Lesson

Preparation: Prepare Easter eggs according to the directions. Buy crescent roll
dough and large marshmallows.

Objective: To teach children the meaning of the Resurrection.

Opening Song: Beautiful Savior, Children’s Songbook pg 62-63

Scripture: Matthew 28:6 “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay.”

Video: Watch the video “The Lamb of God.” You can get it from church
distribution. If you do not have the video you can watch this one on You Tube that
someone put together with clips from the Lamb of God:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDBx7vIdTW0

Discussion: Read the quote by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. Bear testimony to your
children that Christ was crucified and that He rose on the third day and that He
lives!

Activity: There are two ways you can do this activity. You can save the eggs and
use them as a countdown to Easter opening one each day (this year, 2009, you
would begin on April 1st). Or hide the eggs around the room, have the children find
them, then open them in order reading the scriptures in each and discussing what
each item in the eggs represent.

Closing Song: Jesus Has Risen, Children’s Songbook pg 70

Refreshments: Resurrection Rolls (see recipe)

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Resurrection Easter Eggs
Cut apart the following scriptures and put them in corresponding numbered plastic
eggs. Add the appropriate item (in parentheses) except for the 12th egg, which
should remain symbolically empty. Serve the eggs in a decorated basket. Begin with
egg #1 eleven days before Easter (April 1st this year) so that you open #12 on
Easter. We like to look up the scripture references and read straight from the
scriptures. All references are for the King James version of the bible.

1. Matthew 26:39 (sacrament cup or small cracker)

2. Matthew 26: 48-49 (chocolate kiss)

3. Matthew 26: 14-15 (3 dimes) This fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14.

4. Matthew 27:1-2 (knotted twine)

5. Matthew 27:15, 17, 21, 24-26 (chunk of hand soap)

6. Matthew 27:28-30 (square of red or purple fabric)

7. Matthew 27:31-32 (small nail)

8. Matthew 27:50-51, 54 (crushed rocks)

9. Matthew 27:57-60 (strip of white cloth)

10. Matthew 27:60, 62-66 ( a small, flat stone)

11. Mark 16:1, 2-6 (bay leaf or other herb)

12. Matthew 28:5-6 ( empty)

This is also a fun gift to put together for friends and neighbors. You can assemble
the eggs and deliver them for part of family home evening!

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Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said, “I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ
was lifted up on the cross.

“On that terrible Friday the earth shook and grew


dark. Frightful storms lashed at the earth.

“Those evil men who sought His life rejoiced. Now


that Jesus was no more, surely those who followed
Him would disperse. On that day they stood
triumphant.

“On that day the veil of the temple was rent in


twain.

“Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Jesus,


were both overcome with grief and despair. The
superb man they had loved and honored hung
lifeless upon the cross.

“On that Friday the Apostles were devastated. Jesus, their Savior—the man who
had walked on water and raised the dead—was Himself at the mercy of wicked
men. They watched helplessly as He was overcome by His enemies.

“On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and
reviled.

“It was a Friday filled with devastating, consuming sorrow that gnawed at the souls
of those who loved and honored the Son of God.

“I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world's history, that Friday
was the darkest.

“But the doom of that day did not endure.

“The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the
bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as
the Savior of all mankind.

And in an instant the eyes that had been filled with ever-flowing tears dried. The
lips that had whispered prayers of distress and grief now filled the air with
wondrous praise, for Jesus the Christ, the Son of the living God, stood before them
as the firstfruits of the Resurrection, the proof that death is merely the beginning of
a new and wondrous existence.” October 2006, General Conference, Sunday Will
Come

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Resurrection Rolls
Crescent Rolls
Melted Butter
Large Marshmallows
Cinnamon Sugar (1 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth
that Jesus was wrapped in. Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus
body. Have them dip the marshmallow in melted butter which represents the oils of
embalming. Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar which
represents the spices used to anoint the body. The wrap the coated marshmallow
tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring up the sides
and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body
after death. Place the rolls on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12
minutes. The oven represents the tomb. When the rolls have cooled slightly, the
children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, He is
risen. (The marshmallow and crescent roll is puffed up, but empty).

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