April 5, 2013

Product Review: FamilyLife Resurrection Eggs

A few months ago, we purchased a home.  You know how it is to move — you soon find things that you forgot existed.  Each week I am unpacking more boxes and sorting through many years of accumulated possessions.  Many things we don’t need and are put into a “get rid of” pile.  Through all of the sorting and purging I found our Resurrection Eggs.  I hadn’t seen them in a few years and was excited to share these with my children this year.

resurrection eggs

The Resurrection Egg kit comes with 12 plastic eggs that are easily stored in a plastic egg carton.  Eleven of the eggs come with different items to help tell the story of Christ’s life, burial, and resurrection.  The last egg is empty which allows us to explain the resurrection.  (My kids loved this part!)  Also included is a booklet with an explanation of each egg which includes scripture references.

Each box contains:

  • 1 durable plastic egg carton
  • 12 plastic eggs
  • 11 unique objects to illustrate the Easter story
  • 1 bilingual booklet (English and Spanish)

The Resurrection Eggs can be purchased through FamilyLife, Christian Book Distributors, or at your local Christian bookstore.  Although some people have chosen to make their own kits, I find that $12.99 is a great value for the unique pieces and the booklet.

My children enjoyed the Resurrection Eggs and I plan to use these in the future with them.  I have also used this at my church when we had an egg hunt.  If you plan to use it for Sunday School or an egg hunt, I would recommend reading through the booklet first, as it is a bit lengthy and you might need to shorten it.

Have you ever used the Resurrection Eggs kit?

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Disclaimer:  These views are my own. This is not a sponsored post.


Karen

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! The day is ending but thankfully the story never ends and it is always relevant. This is a picture I took this morning. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Resurrection Day!

 

“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.” John 4:10


Karen

April 23, 2011

7 Ways to Save Money on Easter with the Kids

Another holiday is coming up this week.  To my family and myself Easter is not about the Easter bunny and how much stuff we can get, but we do like to celebrate and have a good time.  All of the baskets, candy, eggs, and dyes can get expensive very quickly.  Here are some tips to save.

1)  Save your Easter baskets and plastic eggs for next year. I heard someone say the other day that they saved money this year by not purchasing new baskets.  Do people really buy new baskets each year?  Why would you purchase a new basket when you only used it once?  Sometimes I am shocked by the wastefulness of money and extra materials unnecessarily put into our environment.  I wrap our Easter buckets and eggs in a plastic bag and put them in the attic for next year.

2)  Shop now for next year. Of course it’s too late to do this for this week’s Easter, but it’s not too late to start for next year.  I wait until seasonal stuff goes 75-90% off and then I purchase novelty items.  My children are still in the primary grades of school and so each year their teachers ask for things for Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc.  Last year I purchased $10 of sparkly stickers at CVS for $1.  I proudly sent them to school this week with my son for their Easter baskets.

3)  Check out community events. I know in our area some churches and towns are having egg hunts. These are completely free.  Take notice of banners, church signs, and facebook posts from your city or town.

4)  Take advantage of sales and deals. Just this week CVS had some free Easter items after the Extra Care Buck rewards.  Sometimes there are coupons for candy in the Sunday paper.

5)  Avoid egg kits and make your own dye. Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar and 1 cup of hot water, and, then add drops of food color until you are happy with the hue. The directions are on the back of many food coloring packages.  I have also used natural items such as onion skins and cabbage.  Boil the items with vinegar and water to release the natural colors.

6)  Use what you already have. As I already mentioned, I am using the Easter buckets and eggs from last year but this time I am referring to stuffing the plastic eggs.  Last night I stuffed several eggs with stickers and things that we already have here at home.  I also took some money from the coin jar and put quarters in a few of the eggs.  The kids will be glad to get a little spending money.

7)  Consider purchasing a gift instead. In the past I have usually given my children a small gift rather than a basket full of stuffed animals, trinkets, and things they don’t need.  Consider a Bible, dvd, cd, or some other item.  My children get more than enough candy and treats from school and church so I try to get them something more useful.

These are just a few ways to save.  Can you add to the list?

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Karen