Holy Week Eggs: The verses and the eggs
Back when I made the eggs I wasn’t that well read as far as the Bible goes and had a hard time choosing which stories to put on the eggs (It is also tricky because several days are run together in that section of scripture–I tried to organize it the bet I could and to choose parables that the kids might benefit from for the days between Monday and Thursday). I wanted to have several eggs for each day of holy week but didn’t have enough eggs for all of the stories and parables and after some study found that for two days there really wasn’t enough for more than one egg. The following are a list of verses that show what occurred each day of holy week with the symbols for each day and a picture of each egg. (I would change how I did it if I did it again–there are so many stories I could have used and didn’t because at the time I couldn’t come up with symbols–not such a problem now. Also I need to remark them because I keep mixing them up.:)) Also there is an extra egg that I forgot about–not sure how I ended up with 19 but I did. 🙂
Sunday–Day 1– Matthew 21:1-17 The Triumphal Entry and Cleansing of the Temple
The first egg has palm leaves painted all around, the second has a money bag on one side and an overturned table on the other.
Matthew 21:18-Matthew22:33Matthew 21:18-Matthew22:33
The Fig Tree Whithers, Paying Temple taxes, Marriage in Heaven and the parable of the marriage feast.
A note here: At the time I couldn’t think of a good illustration for the temple tax story so instead took from Matthew 17:24 where Peter goes fishing and God provides the two drachma for the tax.) Now I would just use the coins to illustrate.
Tuesday Day 3—
Matthew 22:41-46 and Matthew 23 Woe to Jerusalem, the last–a fish in the clouds symbolizes Jesus cryptically explaining himself as the son of man.
(The middle egg is in the wrong picture–it belongs with day 6–it symbolizes the washing of the hands and the whip on the other side. Oops.)
Wednesday—Day 4 Matthew 25 Parable of the ten virgins–jar of oil on other side.
Thursday Day 5–
Parable of the thief in the night, the anointing with oil, Preparation for the last supper
The disciples in the garden sleeping while Jesus prayed, The three crosses. The Crown on one side of the crown of thorns on the other. The death of Christ.(The whip and washing of hands from day 3 should be with this set. Messed up with my photos.)
The Sabbath/Sealed Tomb. We have a time of silence as we remember the day Christ was sealed within the tomb.
Sunday –Day 8–
Matthew 28 The empty tomb and Jesus is alive.
I love this idea. You’ll have to stop over and see my Easter Egg tree (at my blog). I was wondering what we could do that would last longer than construction paper. These eggs would be perfect, though I might have to use lighter versions so the tree isn’t weighed down.