What are the symbols of Easter? Bunnies, baby chicks, and Easter egg hunts? To help children hear the true story of Easter, Family Life Today has prepared a carton of twelve colorful Resurrection Eggs®. Each plastic egg contains a meaningful object related to Easter (e.g., nail that pierced Jesus’ hands and feet) along with a booklet explaining these symbols. Look for these eggs at your local Christian bookstore, or order a dozen by calling 1-800 FL-Today or from their website, http://shop.familylife.com/p-3504-resurrection-eggs-2014.aspx.
A children’s book, Benjamin’s Box by Melody Carlson, was written to accompany the eggs and tell the true Easter story. Benjamin, a young boy who lives during the days of Christ, wants to know who Jesus is. As he follows Jesus during His last week on earth, Benjamin gathers special reminders of events for his treasure box. For example, a bit of donkey fur reminds him of Jesus’s entering Jerusalem on a colt.
After Jesus’s death and resurrection, Benjamin tells friends the Easter story, using these special treasures. But he realizes Jesus is the real treasure. This book, for children ages five to ten, shares the true meaning of Easter and includes tips for leading children to Christ.