Friday, 14 March 2014

Egglo glow in the dark Easter Eggs - TOS Review

When we were asked to if we would like to review the Egglo products, I took one look at their website and jumped at the chance.
Egglo Entertainment have come up with a great way of turning the focus of Easter back towards Jesus. They use the scriptural teaching that Jesus is the 'Light of the World' as the fulcrum.

I received the The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book (and audio download), The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure program guideEgglo Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs and Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls.

We started by reading the The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure book, it's a 40 page story about a pair of siblings, their cousin and their dog - it starts with a harassed mother who wants to teach her kids the real meaning of Easter.

I read this book aloud to the girls and they thoroughly enjoyed it - in fact I've caught them reading it to each other quiet a few times since. The audio version of the book is very animated and we used it as a great treat for a drive (takes about half an hour). 

I followed up with some activities from the program guide - this has 60 pages packed full of ideas , activities and resources to help you organise your own Easter Egg Hunt. It's great for both an at home setting or for a larger church group. It includes loads of colouring pages - characters from the book as well as scenes with Jesus and crosses. There is a food section in the guide which would make great snacks for a Easter party - some of the food ideas were not suitable foods for us but gave me great ideas to work with. 

The main attraction for the girls were the Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs 

These are like the plastic eggs we fill up each Easter except they glow. They come in a box of 12 and come in four pastel colours (green, yellow, blue, or pink) six of the eggs have crosses on and six are plain. It is recommended to charge the eggs prior to use. We used them inside (more because when we were using them it wasn't dark enough outside) and they had great fun trying to find them. I filled the eggs with the scripture scrolls but you could fill them with treats or gifts just as easily. Egglo even have a scavenger hunt on their website with clues in the form of Bible verses.

The scripture scrolls are cute and look just like the scrolls in the story. Rose loved these and I've found a few stashed in her various bags and pockets.

I must admit I was very impressed with this activity and have even recommended it to our youth group and primary class. There are so many different ways that these can be utilised (and not just for Easter) they are a great way to open discussions about the Bible, Jesus being the light of the World and the events that took place at Easter all those years ago.

The complete Egglo kit is currently on sale at a reduced price of $54.99 or you can purchase the individual products for;
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Program Guide download for $14.99
Glow in the dark eggs normally $11.99 (sale price $9.99)
The Egg-cellent Raster Adventure Book normally $12.99 (sale price $9.99)
or the audio book for $2.99
Treasure Scripture Scrolls for $4.29

These are suggested for ages 4 to 13 but I think they are adaptable for most ages.

You can see what my crew mates thought over at the TOS Blog

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