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It has been some crazy weather this year in New Jersey. We've had so much snow it seems like spring will never come. That said Easter is just around the corner, even if it is hard to believe looking at the 9 inches of snow we have outside. In the spirit of the upcoming season we had the opportunity to review some wonderful products from Egglo Entertainment.
What we received:
Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs
- 12 glow in the dark Easter Eggs. You 'charge' them either by placing out side in the sun or by placing under an indoor light. Each egg is two pieced so you can fill it with candy, stickers or scrolls.
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book
- a story featuring three kids and their adventure with the Eggs.
Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls
- 12 scripture inspired scrolls that fit nicely inside the eggs.
Egglo Bible Verse Stickers
- 12 stickers, that contain scripture inspired verses.
The Egglo Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Event Curriculum
- a PDF curriculum that gives you ideas on how to use the product. There are printable decorations, coloring sheets and even recipes. This will help you if you wanted to use Egglo with a larger group or if you just want to use at home with your children.
At four years old my youngest is in the perfect age for a product like this. (I think it is great for 3 and up, anyone who would enjoy an egg hunt.) Why I think it is perfect is because he is just starting to really understand who Jesus is and what that means in our life. See faith is a huge part of our day. We teach our babies from a young age to pray and talk about Jesus daily.
Over the past few weeks we've been reading the book - The Egg-Cellent Easter Adventure - to Jace. It is a little long to keep a 4 year old's attention so we've been reading a few pages at at time.
As for the extras - each egg had a sticker, scroll and some had a piece of easter candy. I think this was fun for him to find special surprises. Now the egg hunt is a fun aspect of this whole thing but of course there is a bigger picture! The eggs are symbolic! They are to show Jesus is the light in the world.
So after we hunted the eggs I took one and I told Jace about how Jesus is the light of the world - quoting:
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. - John 8:12
Then I explained that verse to him. I told him if we know Jesus in our hearts, then we too are the light of this world. Next, taking a blanket I covered one of the eggs - and I asked him if he could see the 'glow' - of course he couldn't. Next I uncovered it and talked about how bright it shined. I told him how we need to be sure our light is shining for the people that don't know Jesus - so that we might share Jesus with others.
Of course this was all a bit over his head, but that is okay. He is only 4 and if we bring out the Egglo stuff each year then he will get the idea with reinforcement. The last thing I did was print off some of the coloring sheets (from the curriculum) for him to color. He loves coloring so that was something I knew he would like to do as an additional activity.
This is a really cute idea. Egg hunts are always a fun seasonal activity and I love how this steps it up a notch by including a true Easter/faith meaning. The eggs are durable and will last for many years. I found that sunlight helped them to charge a bit better so that is something you should consider. It was best when we let them charge outside for a couple hours. Then I just gave them a quick boost inside before the hunt by putting them near a light. My only complaint is the stickers/scrolls are not true bible verses. Each say 'based on' and the verse they are referencing. I would have liked the opportunity to have a true bible verse and the option to purchase King James Version - which is the bible we use. If that had been an option we would have probably included some bible memory with the stickers and scrolls.