Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Eggs and Jelly Beans

With Easter quickly approaching the kids get excited for the Easter bunny and candy, but we need to help them really get excited for the true meaning of Easter. What Easter is really about and what it means. This activity I am about to share is great! You get to use what the kids love about Easter, plastic eggs and jelly beans to teach them about the TRUE meaning.

Place Jelly Beans of the following colors in Plastic Easter Eggs.

Black, red, white, yellow, purple, and green.

Represents our sin. Explain: Sometimes we do bad things that make God sad. This is called sin. Sin stains our hearts. Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned..."

Represents the blood of Jesus. Explain: Jesus took our place. He died so that we can live. John 3:16, "God so loved the world..."

Represents our clean whiter than snow hearts. Explain: The blood of Jesus cleans our dirty hearts. He makes our heart whiter than snow. We have no more sin! Psalm 51:7, "... wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Represents Heaven. Explain: Because we are clean, we can go see Jesus one day. He lives in a shiny place made of Gold. Revelations 21:18, "...and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass."John 14:2-3 " In my Father's house are many mansion..."

Represents Royalty. Explain: Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. King Jesus promised He will always be with you. Hebrews 13:5, "I will never leave you" He has sealed you with the Royal Seal.

Represents growing. Explain: Every day we are growing just like the grass or a tree, or a flower. Jesus wants us to grow and know Him more every day! Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I hope you and your children enjoy this activity.

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