You’ll use this lesson 6 days before Easter. You’ll be using the seventh resurrection egg, which is yellow (color may vary) and will have three nails on the inside.
As we’ve 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 nails. 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:
(Before doing this lesson re-read this story.) Do you remember the story we just read? The last couple of days we’ve had to talk about some really bad things that happened to Jesus. We’ve read about what happened to Jesus, and those things might make us sad, because we know that Jesus was very good, and we don’t like to think about Jesus being hurt.
Let’s find out what is in our egg today. These are 3 small nails. Do you remember what they used to hold Jesus on the cross? That’s right, they used nails. The nails for the cross were much bigger than these, though. They would have hurt Jesus. Did you know that Jesus could have gotten off of the cross anytime He wanted too? All He had to do was call to His daddy, God, and ask for help. But He didn’t. Do you know why? Because Jesus knew that He had to be on the cross so that one day we could be in Heaven with Him. He was on the Cross because He loved us. He still loves. He loves us more than anything, and though everyone thought nails held Jesus on the cross, it was really love that held Him there.
Say a little prayer thanking Jesus for what he did.
Love and Nails: Using the printable, have you child use the nails to make the letters in the word LOVE. Explain to them that it was Jesus’ love that held him on the cross.
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.