We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

God’s Garden makes “Resurrection Eggs”

On the week before Palm Sunday, the children created “Resurrection Eggs”. There were 12 numbered plastic eggs each with an object, a symbol of the events on that day of Holy Week. The children numbered the eggs, put an object in the eggs and heard a story. For example, the first was a palm branch for Palm Sunday. The story is taken through Holy Week to the Resurrection.

Here are the two handouts followed by the video segments:

Here are 4 segments from the Sunday. The first two are short providing the basis for the activity. The longest segment is the third with the fourth being a conclusion. This was a meaningful activity for children ages 5-9 and could be the basis for education beyond that of elementary school children:

#1 Introduction

#2 Palm Sunday

#3. Eggs 1-10

#4 Eggs 11-12