You’ll use this lesson 5 days before Easter. You’ll be using the eighth resurrection egg, which is light green (color may vary) and will have a die on the inside. Unfortunately, the story behind this egg can’t be found in any of the children’s bibles that we are using. So, I’m going to do my best to help you teach it to your kiddo.
We will probably just read directly from the booklet. If you haven’t purchased resurrection eggs then you’ll want to read the John 19:23-24.
John 19:23-24 (New International Reader’s Version)
23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes. They divided them into four parts. Each soldier got one part. Jesus’ long, inner robe was left. It did not have any seams. It was made out of one piece of cloth from top to bottom.
24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s cast lots to see who will get it.”
This happened so that Scripture would come true. It says, “They divided up my clothes among them. They cast lots for what I was wearing.”
So that is what the soldiers did.
Talk with your child about the story:
In our story today we learned that some soldiers were splitting up Jesus’ clothes, and they decided to throw a die. Sometimes when we play games we throw a die to have fun. But, in our story today the soldiers weren’t throwing the die to have fun. What they were doing was mean. Even though they were being mean to Jesus, do you know what he did? (No.) Jesus ask God to forgive them. Jesus knew that the soldiers didn’t know he was the Son of God. Jesus also knew that if the soldiers knew who he really was they wouldn’t be mean to him.
Do you remember a time when someone was mean to you? How did that make you feel? If Jesus was able to forgive the men who were mean to him, how do you think we should treat people who are mean to us?
Don’t Have Resurrection Eggs?
Here are a couple of places where you can get printable resources to use instead of resurrection eggs: