Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teaching Your Little Ones about Easter!

Easter Sunday is just around the corner and there is a tool that can assist you as you teach your little one what this holiday is all about for Christians. It would be a good idea to talk to your child(ren) so they don't just think it's about having a few toys or some candy in a basket. It is so much more than that and even little ones can understand this!

The tool? Resurrection eggs! They are sold at many Christian book stores. The package consists of a plastic egg carton. Inside are twelve plastic eggs with something inside each one. Also, a booklet is included that shares about the contents of each egg and Scripture references.

For instance, the first egg contains a tiny donkey. You (the parent) use the donkey to tell your child about the triumphal entry of Jesus The very last egg is empty to show that Jesus is alive. Each egg in between has something that helps tell the story of Jesus' last days on earth.

I used these eggs with my two year old. I intended to only go through some of them and do more each day leading up to Easter but he wanted to see all of them at once:) It was really neat to talk to him about each egg. Because he is young I didn't read exactly what was in the booklet provided and this is probably wise with any young child. The story in the book is more appropriate for older children.

I believe that these eggs are a great teaching tool (you could even use them in a Sunday School class). My son really got excited about opening each egg. He couldn't wait to see what was inside each one. Even if you don't have young children of your own you can purchase these for grandchildren or neighbor children. Also, as I suggested using them with a church class is a good idea. The booklet that is provided with the eggs is written in Spanish as well as English so if you know someone at church, work or in your neighborhood who would benefit from the Spanish version you could pass this teaching/witnessing tool along to them as well. I pray that you will consider how you can use this tool with those who are around you.

We purchased ours at Family Christian Book Stores. If you are signed up to receive their magazines there is a 20% off coupon that is good until April 3 and you can use it on this product.

I hope that you all have a very blessed Easter & take the time to talk to your little ones (and others) about the real meaning of this holiday.

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