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Works For Me Wednesday- Resurrection Eggs

I spent the day answering really, really hard questions about Easter from a 3 year old. Seriously, does anyone ask harder questions than a 3 year old? It is very difficult to explain that Jesus is God and that even though he is good, people wanted to hurt him. And that yes he died, but he comes back to life. Oh and he did all this because he loves us and took on the punishment for our sins. Ack. Her head looked like it was going to explode. And we were going around and around in circles.

So I went downstairs and grabbed the Resurrection Eggs. Suddenly things started clicking. We’re not totally there yet because honestly, God incarnate come to the earth to save us. Lives, dies was buried and is resurrected from the dead? There are days I can’t comprehend. But we were beginning to make sense of it all in a way a 3 yo could understand. And the 6 yo helping out was immensely helpful. Mommy? Well she has her moments.

Resurrection Eggs are a really simple concept. In fact, Kristen (our lovely WFMW host), did a post on making your own last week. Seeing as God forgot to give me the crafty genes, I bought mine. Basically there are different color Easter eggs that have different symbols from the Easter story. The 6 year old understands them all, but for the 3 year old, some of it is just too much.  So we tailor it a bit for the ages of our kids. And that is the wonderful thing about it, it can perfectly meet your family’s needs. And that….works for me (yeah, I went there).

How do you help your kids understand the true meaning of Easter?

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Comments

  1. Love Resurrection Eggs and how they help illustrate the meaning of Easter and the entire story.
    .-= Robyn OHSH´s last blog ..How to Enjoy Grocery Shopping with Your Child =-.

  2. I also have a 3 yo asking really hard questions, and my husband doing a PhD on the Trinity Itself is no help whatsoever….he thinks it’s funny to teach her all the 18-syllable words to explain the hypostatic union and the eternal generation of the Son.

    So, all that to say, we’re using them too. I am also not crafty yet still making them b/c, let’s face it, the UK is not known for selling Christian items.

    Emil/Miss Mommy
    .-= Emily Malone´s last blog ..Exchanging One Gift for Another =-.

  3. We use the eggs too and I also bought mine. The only problem is the kids want to play with them all of the time and b/c of that we have been missing the donkey for 2 years. A small replacement donkey is a hard thing to find:)
    .-= Amber Douma´s last blog ..Road Trip =-.

  4. I just saw those at Hobby Lobby last night. I thought about that for the boys, but I think they’re old enough to get it now. I SO wish I had those when they were younger.
    .-= Jenny 867-5309´s last blog ..Making Twitter Work For You =-.

  5. Sherry says:

    Oh, what fun! :D I’ve never done these with my kids.
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..WFMW – It is elementary my dear Watkins.. (Giveaway) =-.

  6. There are so many things I need to get for next year….resurrection eggs are now on that list!
    .-= iDreamofClean´s last blog ..Real Clean Wednesday: Flipping a Mattress =-.

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