My children love treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, and hiding and finding Easter eggs. We actually keep Easter eggs out to play with year-round for those reasons. As a mom, though, I’ve struggled to connect the fun of hunting Easter eggs with the more solemn celebration of the resurrection of Christ. But when I had the opportunity to review some products from Egglo Entertainment, I found a way to reconcile those issues in a beautiful Christ-centered way.
If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to share the gospel with your children, keep reading.
Below are the items I received from Egglo Entertainment to review:
- Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book
- Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls
- Egglo Bible Verse Stickers
- Egglo Easter Egg Stickers
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Character Stickers
- The Egglo Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Event Curriculum
What are Egglo Eggs?
Egglo Eggs are glow-in-the-dark plastic eggs that you can charge in sunlight, fluorescent or black light, or incandescent light. I placed our eggs in the living room and let them charge all day. The pastel colors tie in nicely with spring, and some of the eggs have crosses on them.
Egglo Entertainment also offers a really well-written storybook, stickers and scrolls to stuff into your eggs, and a substantial curriculum filled with activities, printables, invitations, coloring pages, snack ideas, and more. On their website, you can find scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, activities, videos, and much more! Egglo Eggs is for families, schools, and churches. Use them in your Sunday school, youth group, or host a community-wide Egglo Egg hunt.
How We Used Egglo Eggs
Immediately after receiving our eggs in the mail, my girls wanted to hide and find them, and even without their glow, the girls spent a good part of their afternoon having multiple egg hunts. That night while they were in bed, though, I charged the eggs in the light of the kitchen, downloaded and read the curriculum, and then stuffed the eggs with scrolls and stickers.
The next day during snack time, we read The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book. It’s a little long for snack time, but the girls were so engrossed in the story that they didn’t want me to quit reading. After nap time, I hid the eggs for an afternoon glow-in-the-dark treasure hunt — the perfect activity for dark, cold winter’s day.
Using Egglo’s free online treasure hunt, I hid clues in the eggs and placed them in various locations in the house. Before letting the kids loose, we read John 1:1-5 and John 8:12. We talked about Jesus, the Light of the World and how without the Light, we are in darkness. I encouraged the girls to seek the light as they searched for the eggs. Then they were off, running from room to room searching for the light of the glowing Easter egg. At the end, there was a basket full of glow-in-the-dark goodies.
Even after the treasure hunt, they have continued to hide and find the Egglo Eggs. Whether they glow or not doesn’t matter, but when they find a glowing egg in a dark place, my two-year-old will shout, “Jesus is the Light of the world!” It’s precious.
My girls have thoroughly enjoyed Egglo Eggs: They loved hiding and finding the eggs, going on a treasure hunt, playing with the scrolls and stickers, reading the storybook, and coloring pictures of the characters from the story. We will definitely be pulling out Egglo Eggs year after year. As a mom, I like the Christ-centered focus: My kids can have fun hiding eggs, but we can stop and talk about how the light of the eggs reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World. The Biblical message isn’t lost in the excitement of the hunt but makes it all more meaningful.
Aside from the eggs, my girls’ favorite part of the package was The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book, which features two siblings Ana and Hardy, their cousin Pascal, and their dog Zeke. While looking around in the attic they embark on an Easter egg hunt across time and space as they are transported to ancient Egypt, Easter Island, and finally a volcano in Iceland. Along the way, the kids discover more eggs with scriptures and clues inside. The book reminds me of the Magic Tree House books, and while it’s pretty long for little kids, the illustrations and story are so engaging that we read it in one sitting. Twice.
As my children get older, I want to emphasize more the significance of Christ as the central focus of Easter, not the Easter bunny or Easter eggs. Egglo Entertainment has found a way for us to do both with their fun Christ-focused Easter activities for children.
Invite the true meaning of Easter into your home with Egglo Entertainment.
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