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1 Simple way to make Jesus the focus of easter

While shopping today for cute little eggs for my sons’ classroom egg hunt, I told my husband, we needed plastic eggs so I can do my lesson on Jesus. When I told him my plan, he laughed at me. I asked if I was “extra” and he replied with a “no, you’re just a caring mama.”

It’s imperative to my husband and me that we teach our boys that Easter is not about bunnies and eggs but about Jesus, the Atonement, and a God who loves us.

So, let’s talk about the meaning of Easter and how we’re teaching our boys about Jesus this season.

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection is the fulfillment of a prophecy in Isaiah 53.

Easter follows 40 days of Lent, which we celebrate here. Lent is a time for repentance and really understanding what God wants from us. We used this time to get realigned with God’s plan for our life and boy has a lot been revealed to us this season. Stay tuned for the many life changes.

With the focus being on Jesus this season, I put together a simple way we’re teaching our boys about Jesus this week.

All Lent season, our boys have been enjoying movies from PureFlix, a Christian version of Netflix. They offer tons of movies about Jesus and the Easter season that focus exactly on what we should be celebrating.

On Resurrection Day or Easter Sunday, we’ll be at Church of course but before Church, the boys have an egg hunt. Now, the eggs are filled with something special to cover Holy Week.

Here’s a breakdown of the scriptures we’ll be using and what goes inside each egg.

Egg 1: Cotton ball dipped in perfume for when Mary washed Jesus’ feet with perfume. John 12:3

Egg 2: Coins to symbolize when Judas sold out Jesus. Matthew 26: 14-15

Egg 3: Purple cloth for when the guards mocked Jesus. Mark 15:17

Egg 4: Thorns from our flowers for when a crown of thorns was placed on Jesus’ head. John 19:2

Egg 5: Leather shoelace for when Jesus was beaten. Mark 15:15

Egg 6: A cross for when Jesus was forced to carry his own cross. John 19:17

Egg 7: Nail for when Jesus was nailed to the cross. John 19:18, 37

Egg 8: Dice for the soldiers who gambled to determine who would get Jesus’ clothes. Matthew 27: 35-37

Egg 9: Toothpick for the spear used to pierce Jesus’ side. John 19:33-34

Egg 10: Linen or gauze for when Jesus was wrapped in clean linen before being placed in the tomb. Matthew 27: 57-61

Egg 11: A rock for the stone that was placed in front of Jesus’ tomb that was rolled away by an angel. Matthew 28:2

Egg 12: is empty because the tomb was empty! Matthew 28:5-6

After the boys complete their egg hunt, we’ll go over what is in each egg in order and explain what happened to Jesus and what He did for us.

It’s not hard to make Jesus the focus of the weekend because, without Him, we’d have no reason to celebrate at all!

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  1. This idea is perfect! I’ve always wondered how to teach children the real meaning of Easter. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy Easter, happy Resurrection day!

    1. A big thank you for this ideas,my 5yr old ask what’s really about Easter and I explained it bt she was still confused especially with the Bunny ..She even asked if Jesus played with the Bunny they show on TV.
      Thanks …blessed one

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