Easter tends to be a fun holiday for kids. They love the mystical idea of an Easter Bunny bringing candies and other treats. Children also enjoy the thrill of hunting for eggs. When I was younger, the most memorable hunts for me were the fake eggs with money. There’s nothing better than eggs with money and candy both! What kid doesn’t love money and candy? We also get to enjoy spending time with our kids doing fun Easter activities such as dying eggs.
Some of these Easter traditions are said to be symbols of what the real meaning of Easter is. To my surprise, most children don’t know what Easter is really about. Star from Afar has created a fun and educational activity for the whole family to learn about this special time of the year. “The Easter Story Egg” box set comes with a storybook and wooden nesting eggs.
This family activity set comes with an 8” x 8” x 3” hardcover book and seven wooden nesting eggs. The book has 39 beautifully illustrated pages. It begins with a short introduction followed by eight different sections explaining each day of the Holy Week. The story begins with Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday. The coordinating wooden nesting eggs are what makes this box set so unique.
These nesting eggs are hand carved and made of natural wood. They give off a pleasant almond scent to me. The largest egg is about 6” tall and the smallest egg is about 1.25” tall. Each egg has a gorgeous painted design to match the storybook. Simply pull apart the large egg and continue opening each one until you find the small grey egg. As you open each egg, you will discover the true Easter story with the journey of what Jesus went through such a long time ago.
There are two different ways to experience this wonderful box set.
- AN EGG A DAY – You can start with reading the introduction and continue on to Palm Sunday. On Monday you will open up the largest egg which is the Palm Sunday egg to discover a new egg with a new story. Then continue with the next story, House of Prayer Monday. Continue this until you reach the very end of the story and you are left with the last grey egg on Easter Sunday.
- ALL AT ONCE – The second option is to simply read the entire book from start to end while opening each egg as you finish each story. This way you are reading the whole story all at once.
Personally, I like the idea of going day by day. I think this makes a great bedtime story for the kids. Reading one story per day also allows them time to really get to know the story daily just as Jesus lived it. Kids will enjoy the anticipation of what story is next. I really love the fact that the storybook rhymes. Each section begins with a couple of pages describing the story of what Jesus did for the day leading up to Easter. Afterwards is another page which is a short overview in simpler terms describing what the day means to us now. The last page of each story is a bible verse along with an illustration which matches the corresponding egg. The last small grey egg is empty as it symbolizes the tomb that was found empty.
As it’s become customary to egg hunt and eat candy, we should still remember the real importance of Easter. “The Easter Story Egg” box set allows us to share these great stories with our littles ones. After Easter, simply box everything up and save for the following year. Now children will be looking forward to this educational yet fun activity for years to come.
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