Ask the children if they knew why we use eggs in our Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
(*The living bird coming out of the egg is a reminder of the living Christ coming out of the tomb on the third day.)Say: We are going to open Easter eggs today [show the Easter egg punch board].(*To break open an egg, a child had to peck at it with their finger, like a baby bird would peck to break the shell of an egg.)
Ways to use the punch board are:
Lyric/Picture Match Up:A picture from a punch egg matches the lyrics on the board.
Easter Symbols:Inside each punch hole is a picture or an object representing of an Easter symbol. Talk about the Easter symbol and then sing a coordinating Primary song.
Easter Questions:Inside each punch hole is a Easter related question.
Inside each punch hole is a song to sing.
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- foam board 20″x30.5″
- a knife
- lunch bags
- multi-color pack of gift tissue paper
- double -sided permanent tape
- word strips
- Cut out twelve 3 3/4 inch round holes on the foam board with a knife.
- Cut about 2 1/2 inches off the top of each lunch bag. Cut a slit 1 1/2 inches deep on each of the top four corners of the bags. Fold back the four edges. Put an open bag over a hole on the foam board and tape the folded back edges to the foam board.
- Cut out and roll up each word strip. Put each word strip into one of the paper bag openings on the board.
- Cut out 12 egg shapes from the tissue paper. The eggs were each 4 1/2 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches tall. Placed pieces of double sided tape around the outsides edges of the holes and put a tissue egg over each hole.
- *If you have 2 Primaries (Jr and SR) – Cut out 12 more eggs shapes from the tissue to replace everything for the next session
*idea modified from Teaching LDS Children