You’ll use this lesson 7 days before Easter. You’ll be using the sixth resurrection egg, which is light yellow (color may vary) and will have the crown of thorns on the inside.
As Amber mentioned in the Day 5 Post, many Bibles for younger readers just have a small section on the crucifixion, which include several of the eggs, such as the crown of thorns. Therefore, you can decide whether you want to read the story several times, just the parts that pertain to the lesson for the day or just review the story after reading it the first day.
You can find the short segment about the crucifixion on the following pages of these books: The Beginner’s Bible (pg. 448-449), The Jesus Storybook Bible(pg. 302) or Read and Share: The Ultimate DVD Bible – Volume 2 (pg. 178-181).
Talk with your child about the story:
Do you remember the story we read yesterday? We read about something terrible that happened to Jesus. Do you remember what happened to him? Yes that’s right. He was beaten. Well, another terrible thing happened to him. Let’s re-read our story to see if we can find out. (Re-read the story emphasizing when they put the crown of thorns on Jesus’ head. You may even want to stop and point it out. “Oh no. Did you hear that? They put a crown of thorns on his head. Thorns are very sharp and hurt when you touch them. A crown of thorns would have been very painful.)
Let’s find out what is in our egg today. Do you know what this is? It is a crown of thorns. In our story today we learned that Jesus had to wear one and it was very painful. Jesus could have stop the people from hurting him, but he didn’t. Do you know why? He was taking the punishment for all of us, so that we could be with him in Heaven one day. He loved us that much.
Say a little prayer thanking Jesus for what he did.
Crown of Thorns: Using play dough and toothpicks, have your child create a crown of thorns, so they can get a better visual. Make sure to stick toothpicks all over and then have your child touch it to figure out what it might have been like for Jesus. You could create it and talk about it before the lesson or do it after.
Coloring Page from Bible Story Printables:
Don’t Have Resurrection Eggs?
Here are a couple of places where you can get printable resources to use instead of resurrection eggs:
- Celebrating the True Meaning of Easter from 1+1+1=1
- Printable Resurrection Eggs (scroll down to the bottom) from Lapboook Lessons.