Hunter had a rough day yesterday being sick, so he wasn't up for dyeing eggs with us. Charlotte had a blast, though...
I found this blog on Pinterest that gave me the idea to tell the story of Easter with the dyed eggs. We didn't follow it exactly (mostly because things were so crazy with Hunter being sick, that I didn't plan very well), but we did use some of her ideas. After we colored the eggs, I held up each egg and we talked about what the color could stand for. Here's what we came up with:
Green - for the palm branches that the people raised as Jesus rode into Jerusalem for the Passover feast...Charlotte loves proudly quoting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" She says it multiple times per day:)
Orange - for the coins Judas received for betraying Jesus...Char keeps calling him June. I guess she gets that from June on the Little Einsteins:)
Purple - for royalty because Jesus is King of kings
Red - for Jesus' blood that covers all of our sins
Pink - we drew a cross on the pink egg in white (or tried to...you can kind of see it below), so it stood for Jesus' purity and his dying on the cross for us
Yellow - for the Resurrection and streets of gold in heaven
Blue - for heaven
After we were done, Charlotte picked up each egg and told James and Hunter what they meant (Hunter is under that red blanket on the chair...poor thing)...
She was so excited telling them what all of the colors stood for...
Tonight she grabbed the eggs and was telling us the story again, which makes me love this activity even more. So thankful for Pinterest this Easter!