An Easter object lesson is a great way to teach children about Jesus’ resurrection. This demonstration for the upcoming Easter season will be a hit with Sunday school kids.
Children may often hear that Jesus died on the cross. But they may ask what that means to them personally. This Easter object lesson (slash science experiment) requires some preparation about a week beforehand. But it’s sure to totally fascinate kids.
Best of all, you can use this activity as a springboard to talk about forgiveness. That way, kids will know why Jesus died and rose again…for us!
Easter Object Lesson: Complete Change
Submerge an uncooked egg into a glass of vinegar. Let it set in the vinegar for 24 hours. Then pour off all the vinegar and replace it with fresh vinegar.
Next, let the egg set another five or six days in this fresh vinegar. Yes, you read correctly…days! On the sixth day, pull out the egg. Gently pat it dry with a paper towel. (You can store the egg in an air-tight container until you’re ready to use it.)
What’s missing from the egg? The shell is gone! But wouldn’t the “guts” of the egg be running all over the place? No, the egg has changed completely!
Say: Every person who’s ever lived has disobeyed God. That’s called sin. And sin separates us from God. Look at an egg right out of the refrigerator. It has a shell that keeps us from getting to the egg inside.