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.
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!