This idea came from a wonderful article from the Focus on the Family website here. It’s a super idea and a way to make the egg-dying all about Jesus.
Tell the Story of Easter with Eggs
Instead of merely coloring eggs this Easter, why not use the eggs to tell the story of God’s love and forgiveness?
- Before you hide the eggs or put them in baskets, encircle each one with a colored strip of paper (or place the strip inside plastic eggs) that tells one small part of the Easter story. When the eggs have been found, the children must unscramble the story and put it in the right order.
- Instead of decorating the eggs with dye, or in addition to dying them, write one attribute of Jesus on each egg. You can do this by writing on the egg with a crayon before you put it in the dye. If you are using plastic eggs, you can write with a permanent marker or paint pen.
- Send kids on a hunt for the eggs that have Jesus’ attributes written on them. Instead of just discovering eggs, they will be discovering the wonderful things that make Jesus so special. If the eggs are plastic, fill them with treats to remember how sweet the life of Jesus really is.
- Dye eggs in certain colors and use them to tell the story of salvation. (See the Jelly Bean post for those colors and the story to go along with them.)
I believe that if we ask Jesus HOW we can take every aspect of our Easter celebrations and focus them on Him, He will show us. James 1:5 promises! So, I’m continuing my search for ways to Keep Christ AS Easter… 😉 More to come….