First off, here are my notes. Before you read them, know this:
- It is my own words unless there is a reference at the end of the paragraph. I referenced everything unless it is my own words.
- This is an LDS version: it includes when Christ visited the people in the Americas after his resurrection.
- Scriptures follow the symbol
- Symbols are bold
- There are a good amount of notes. Read it, see what you want to use and just cut out what you don't want to use. The younger your audience, the more you take out.
Here's what you do. Gather symbols (Their meanings are in the notes I linked to):
- Leaf: bay leaf
- Coins: 3 dimes
- Piece of bread
- Sacrament cup
- Olive: I made one out of paper
- Sword: made it out of paper
- Scarlet robe or thorn: I used a piece of red cloth
- Cross: I broke a tooth pick a quarter of the way down and glued it into a cross shape
- Linen: I used a thick piece of a white fabric scrap
- Leave Empty
- Book of Mormon: I cut out a picture from a pass along card
- Cloud: cotton ball
Next number the eggs with stickers, or you can just write the numbers on the eggs. Then put the pieces in the eggs.
I displayed them nicely in an Easter basket:
When I presented the lesson, I think I talked a little too much for my age group (8-9 year old girls). So, just remember, if you audience is young, briefly describe each symbol. Now I know for next time.
After the lesson we made Easter lilies. The idea came from The Friend, April 2012. Here is a link on how to do it. So easy! Just trace your hand, cut it out, roll each finger, tape it in a circle and add yellow and green pipe cleaner. I had the girls make two. One for a bouquet for the primary president and another to give to who ever they wanted.
We added these tags. Here are ideas of what to put on the tag:
- You are an EGGcellent Mom
- You are EGGcellent
- Hoppy Easter
- There's no bunny quite like you
- Some bunny loves you