Now that lent has started we got our Resurrection Eggs back out and began to put them up. This a great way to help your kids realize what Easter is truly about. We do color eggs and my kids get baskets with candy and things. I let my kids enjoy Easter but I really am focusing on why we celebrate Easter. These Resurrection Eggs helps my kids realize that we celebrate the empty cross. That Christ gave his life and then rose again so that we could one day live with him in heaven.
I do allow my kids to hunt eggs and believe in the Easter Bunny as well as Santa, the tooth fairy and such. This is a matter of personal preference. I was told once by a psychiatrist that a study had been done and kids who were not allowed to believe in fairy tale type things as a kid had a higher tendency to turn away from their faith when they were older. So I let my kids believe in these. We don't really push it and if they ask we do tell them the truth. But we also focus on the real meaning of the Christian Holidays that we celebrate. Here is the original post.
Have you ever seen the carton of Resurrection Eggs in the store? It is a carton of a dozen plastic eggs. In each egg is a Bible verse with a trinket to go along with it. Through the 12 eggs the story of Easter is told. The kids open up 2 eggs every Sunday after lent starts ending on Easter morning. I always wanted to get some of them but they were always around $9-$10. Me being frugal could never justify spending that much money on something I could make myself. Instead of doing plastic eggs I did large eggs out of paper. I used my computer and found pictures of what I wanted inside of the eggs. Then I printed them out colored the eggs and laminated them. On the backside of each egg I printed the Bible verse. So my kids have read the verses and then we hung them up each week on the kitchen cupboards. With the plastic eggs you would open them up and just leave the carton somewhere. My eggs are hung up and we have a constant reminder of all that Jesus went through in order to save us from our sins.