EASTER IN AN EGG ~ The LDS way

Prepare ahead of time:

Gather 12 numbered plastic eggs. In the eggs put these things + the corresponding scripture.

Hide the eggs around the room. Let the children find them, and bring them to you ~ THEY MUST NOT OPEN THEM.

When all the eggs have been broken, and items reviled. Place the items under a blanket, and let the children tell you as many of them as they can remember.....

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1 egg:

Assembling his apostles in an upper room on the occasion of the Feast of the Passover) "and as they were eating, Jesus took bread and brake it, and blessed it, and gave to his disciples, and said Take, eat; this is in remembrance of my body which I give a ransom for you. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is in remembrance of my blood of the new testament, which is shed for as many as shall believe on my name, for the remission of their sins". JST-inspired version- Matt. 26:22-25, Matt 26:26-28, Mark 14:20-25, Luke 22:17-20 (sacrament cup)

SING: The Sacrament

2 egg:

"Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went into the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver." Matt 26:14-15, This fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14, that Jesus would be sold for 30 pieces of silver. (3 dimes or cut coin shapes out of card stock and paint them silver or cover in foil)

SING: Easter Hosanna

3 egg:

"When the morning was come, all the chief priest and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor." Matt. 27:1-2 (Knotted twine)

4egg:

"When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood to this just person: see ye to it. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified." Matt 27:24-26 (Piece of hand soap)

5 egg:

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe, And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, say, Hale, King of the Jews! ..And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him and put his own raiment on him, and lead him away to crucify him" Matt 27:28-31 (Piece of velvet of small twig-represent the reed of staff)

6 egg:

"And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they Crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS." John 19:17-19 (Nail)

SING: 1st verse of To think about Jesus

7 egg:

"Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took him garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from to top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scriptures might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did" John 19:23-24 (dice or piece of cloth)

8 egg:

"And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,.. my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ..And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twine from the top to bottom. (and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent: Matt 27:51) And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God." Mark 15:33-34 & 37-39 (small baggy of dirt)

9 egg:

"(Then Joseph, a rich man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great Stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed." Matt 27:58-60 (white cloth)

10 egg:

"The chief priest and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying Sir, we remember that deceiver said, while he was jet alive, After three day I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulcher be made sure until the third day, Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye cam. So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the Stone, and setting a watch." Matt 27:62-66 (Stone)

11 egg:

"In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the wee, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And, behold, they was a great earthquake: for the angle of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came to rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it And the angle answered and said unto the woman, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord Lay." Matt 28:1-2 & 5-6 (empty egg)

SING: He sied that we might live again

12 egg:

The Atonement-" And this is the gospel, the glad tidings, which the voice out of the heavens bore record unto us- That he came into the world, even Jesus, to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness: that through him all might be saved whom to Father had put into his power and bake by him." D&C 76:40-42 (Picture of Jesus Christ - the tomb was empty but he lives)

SING: Did Jesus really live again