Today’s Lenten activity comes from an eighth-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. They love it!
You can also create your own instead of purchasing the ready-made ones. Thanks, Ohio, for sharing this idea and for sharing your love of teaching!
I can’t believe I had never come across this site! Your ideas are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
Resurrection Eggs are great for the classroom. Just beware that some say that the body and blood of Jesus in communion are only a symbol!