One California mom asked her children what Easter was about and their response prompted her to create special Easter eggs.
Natalie Ard told FOX News, her two girls and son said the holiday was about hunting eggs and eating candy.
It’s commonly thought, at least in Ard’s household, that the beloved tradition of celebrating the holy holiday with plenty of eggs hunts to fill kids Easter basket, is the purpose of the fun day to children.
But Ard wanted to remind her family about the “true meaning” of the tradition in a creative way, so she created the Easter Story Egg to teach her children the biblical purpose of Easter Sunday.
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“I made this product for my kids. I have three kids myself and when it comes to Easter, Christmas, some of the major holidays, it’s hard to really get across the true meaning of the holiday. The Easter Story Egg is a great teaching tool for parents and something fun to do as a family.”
The Alamo mom developed a collection of seven nesting eggs to chronicle Jesus’ story from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. She added:
“It’s one more thing that reinforces what the holiday of Easter is, because when you go to any stores it’s about bunnies and baskets and candy. I just hope they get the impression on their heart why we get to celebrate Easter in the first place.”
Ard said the Easter Story Egg is a family activity that comes with a book and wooden eggs to help children learn about the holiday.
Ard’s company website, Star Kids Company, explains: “Each Egg within the set of nesting Eggs has a rhyming story that relates to a particular day in Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday. As the children open each Egg they will discover the Easter story and the journey of Jesus through Holy week.”
Children will read about, Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Good Friday, and The Resurrection of Christ for six days leading up to the seventh and final day.
Ard said, for example, on Sunday, children will open a small gray egg to find it empty on the last day of the Easter Egg Story because “Jesus has risen.”
The mom also created “Star From Afar,” an interactive advent activity for families to celebrate the nativity story during Christmas.
Watch the video below to learn more about the fun family activity: