40 Ideas for 40 Days – Lenten Activities: Resurrection Eggs

Today’s Lenten activity comes from an 8th grade catechist in Ohio who just loves her kids and wanted to share something she does with them during Holy Week. She calls them “Resurrection Eggs” but they could easily be referred to as “Holy Week Eggs” or “Passion Eggs” since they help children to recognize various elements of the Passion reading.

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Resurrection Eggs

I found some “Resurrection Eggs”.  They are plastic eggs that have a symbol of the Passion, Death and Resurrection inside of them.  I made some additional ones so that each person in my room could “find” an egg after I hid them.  They have to open their egg, discover what is inside, and then tell what meaning it has for  Holy Week.  Items are a nail, a piece of palm,  a miniature chalice, a thorn, a rooster, a donkey, etc.  etc. They love it!

Here’s another version of this activity online: Resurrection Eggs

You can also create your own instead of purchasing the ready-made ones at Walmart. Thanks, Ohio, for sharing this idea and for sharing your love of teaching!


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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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