The Trinity Explained to Children Using Easter Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren

by Kaye Swain

The season Lent and Easter is a great time for teaching important spiritual truths to kids using  fun activities for grandparents and grandchildren. Those activities can also have a serious side with chats about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. It can also be a good time for teaching the Holy Trinity - God the Father Who sent the Son, Jesus, into the world, to die and rise again. And the Holy Spirit Who continues to teach us about Jesus.

After Jesus' resurrection – "Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always , even to the end of the age." Matt. 28:18-20

For Easter - Besides Resurrection Easter Eggs - Easter eggs are great way to illustrate the trinity


…there is none other God but one. 1 Corinthians 8:4b (KJV)

…One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:6 (KJV)

Jesus…stood in the midst, and said , Peace be unto you. Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God." John 20:26-28 (KJV)

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)

I love these uplifting Bible verses, don't you? And I love to use an egg (Easter or regular) to help my grandkids understand a little bit about the Trinity. As I tell them, there is One God but there are three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It's kind of like an egg.  One egg has three parts – egg yolk, egg white, and egg shell – but it's only one egg. It's not a perfect analogy, of course, and I use that as a good opportunity to point out that we do NOT understand everything about God and never will! After all…

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

If you're enjoying fun Easter egg decorating activities for grandparents and grandchildren this month, or having fun with Resurrection Easter eggs, this could be a great addition to your conversation. :)

For more encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation, to inspire us as we are busy dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents in our family and babysitting grandchildren, be sure to visit Internet Cafe Devotions and have a lovely  Word-Filled Wednesday.

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 kelli

Love this uplifting verses! Love the trinity egg too! Happy WFW!
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2 Julie Arduini

I love Easter for all the hands on object lessons available to teach kids. The eggs and Trinity is perfect. Thanks Kaye for the post and for leaving a comment on mine. Have a great week!
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3 lori

Once again Kaye….FABULOUS! What a wonderful example of just WHO and How God is!

Perfect for Easter!
peace!
lori

4 Alida

What a great lesson… I love the egg!!

5 Pat

Thanks for your comment on my blog and I love the illustration on the 3 parts of the egg, I am going to include that in my lesson this year to my grands and also to my Childrens church kids. I love your blog and will be abck to visit again.
God bless,Pat
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6 amydeanne

sweet! I love it Kaye!
btw, say a little prayer for my friend today, she was in a car accident with her 2 little ones and is ok, but pretty shook up!

7 Tracye

Fantastic analogy about the Trinity being like an egg! So cool!
Gives me yet another reason to embrace Easter eggs and the message that we can share while being creative!
Blessings to you… for your artistic expression and the joy you show, in sharing!
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8 Whidbey Woman

Everytime I come to your blog I think, wow. I can’t wait to have grandchildren! I so enjoyed doing these type of activities with my girls. Its seems like only yesterday. Happy WFW!

9 Janis

Oh, Kaye, your Bible study was same as the verse I used this morning. I just love it when the Holy Spirit prompts a couple of people to emphasize the same point in Scripture.
A week to be excited over what He is doing. May you be blessed.

Janis
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10 Cathy

That is a precious image, Kaye. You are so creative.
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11 Kaye Swain

Thanks Cathy! I have so much fun combining Trina and Friends’ cute country clipart with the encouraging Bible verses I find for children AND us grown-ups. It’s a blessing to me and I love when it’s a blessing to others as well. :)

12 Kaye Swain

Oh, Janis! God is so AWESOME and I’m with you – it’s such a blessing when He does that and I love it when we get to be a part of it His wonderful plan! :)

13 Kaye Swain

Awwww, Whidebey Woman – it WAS only yesterday – in the eternal timeline :) I’m telling you – time is on roller skates! I just saw some pictures of my grandkids and can’t believe how fast THEY are growing, let alone that I have GROWN UP children! And I’m looking forward with you to that fun time coz I know you will be awesome grandparents, full of love from God and you! :) :) :)

14 Kaye Swain

Thank you so much Tracye! That’s such an encouragement to me! :)

15 Kaye Swain

Hi Amy, Thank you so much! And please know I am praying!!! ;)

16 Kaye Swain

Awesome, Pat. I love to hear that What a blessing to me and to them. :)

17 Kaye Swain

Thanks Alida, I had so much fun making it with Trina’s cute country clipart and all those great and encouraging Bible verses. The hard part was narrowing down which ones to use. :)

18 Kaye Swain

Thank you Lori! It was a blessing to me to make and I’m so blessed it’s encouraging others as well. :)

19 Kaye Swain

Hi Julie, It’s fun, isn’t it! :) And the story never gets old! God is AWESOME! :)

20 Kaye Swain

Thanks, Kelli, I appreciate that. :)

21 a collection of days

great post. wonderful verses
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22 Kaye Swain

Hi Hip Chick, Thank you :)

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