The Legend of the Easter Egg
The history of Easter egg and its many designs can be found in the fourth volume of the Godly Play books.
Easter eggs can help us retell stories. The intricate designs etched into the eggs have meanings. The colors chosen for the designs have meanings. The reflections of the memories that were shared with those present have an even greater meaning. These memories can then be retold to future generations by the designs that are recreated on the eggs .
This lesson introduces children to the Eastern European tradition of decorating eggs with the symbols of Easter as a way to reclaim a wonderful sign of new life and our rich Christian history.