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,
place where the Lord lay.” Children’s Songbook pg 62-63

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

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, Refreshments: Resurrection Rolls

Children’s Songbook pg 70

(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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