Egglo Entertainment provides several different products to help your child come to the understanding of Jesus as the Light of the world. With the use of a book, glow in the dark eggs, and other support materials the story of Easter can come alive for your children. The materials are designed to be used at home, school, or church setting. Their website provides a mission statement, purpose, and statement of faith. They have detailed descriptions of the products they sell. The website also has several videos to help you understand their Egg-cellent materials.
Our family reviewed a number of their products. We had the chance to use the Egglo Glow in the Dark Eggs along with “The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure” book. We also had the chance to use the Curriculum which is a useful program guide for using the materials in a group setting, the Egglo Treasure Scripture Scrolls and the Adventure Audio Book.
The Adventure Book is a 40-page paperback book with full color cartoon type illustrations. The book tells the story of a group of children who are impatiently waiting to go on an egg hunt. They have headed to the attic where they discover a glowing egg. From there they are transported from location to location as they learn the meaning of Jesus being the Light of the World. After their adventure their parents notice a positive change in their behavior and when they get to the egg hunt they have a better understanding of the true purpose for the evening. The Adventure Audio Book is a 30 minute audio presentation that can be downloaded. It is a narrative of the complete book that can be used instead of reading it aloud yourself.
The Egglo Glow in the Dark Eggs are plastic eggs that can be filled like any other plastic Easter Egg but these have a twist. If they are exposed to light they will glow in the dark. The faint glow helps to reinforce the idea of light and that how even a small glow of light can make a difference. The Egglo Treasure Scripture Scrolls contain scripture that helps to again bring home the purpose of Easter. They also tie into the story since the children were given a scripture verse with each egg they find during their adventure.
The Curriculum acts as a program guide to help you set up a group event. It includes ideas on how to plan for the event and how to set up for the program The plans even include some great snacks that will meet the theme for the evening. There are games that can be played and other suggested activities. It also helps you with discussion question that you can use as well. Finally, there are graphics to advertise, decorate, or use during your event including coloring pages and inserts for your eggs.
Egglo Entertainment also offers other products that can be used with the Egglo Glow in the Dark Eggs to make a very rich group experience.
How We Used It
My children are older and we were unable to try this product out in a group setting. We all had dinner together and after dinner the whole family listened to the book and went through some of the discussion questions, and concluded by doing a small egg hunt. I used the scrolls that came with the review materials to put inside the eggs. The egg hunt wasn’t all that challenging because my children are older but they still enjoyed looking for glowing eggs.
I had just finished my weekly Bible Study reading from Choose Joy by Kay Warren. In Chapter 6 it talked about “Believing Even in Darkness” and how some of God’s treasure for us can only be found when we are going through a time of darkness. When I read the Adventure Book I immediately thought about the chapter I just read about searching for God’s treasure in the darkness so we added these ideas to our discussion of Jesus being the Light of the World.
When we used the Egglo Glow in the Dark Eggs for our hunt I had charged them outside during the afternoon in the direct sun. We found that they had a pretty good glow. I was going to time how long it took for them to fade but I forgot about going back and checking. They had ended up in my bathroom . What I did notice was the next day was after being under the bathroom light all evening they still had a faint glow at 4 am the following morning.
I love the concept of the glowing eggs and pointing children to Jesus as the Light of the World during the Easter season. I also love the idea that the focus is more on Christ and less on candy and a certain bunny. The story was fun and the illustrations were beautiful. My only real concern was that the idea of glow in the dark eggs and teaching about Jesus seems best suited for younger children but the book seemed a bit long to read through in one sitting. I think that having the DVD available for younger children to watch or breaking up the reading of the book over the evening or even for a few weeks before the actual event would solve that problem. The curriculum program guide would make planning and holding an Egglo event easy to manage. I loved all the options for clip art, color pages, and other graphics. Even my big kids thought it was fun to open the egg, discover the scroll and unroll it to read. This really helped them to be engaged in not only finding the eggs but to think more about the message behind the hunt as well.
Just the Facts
All the Egglo Entertainment products can be used for all ages but is ideal for those between 4 -13.
Several of their products are currently on sale at the time of this review:
- The Egglo Glow in the Dark Eggs sell for $11.99 on sale for $9.99
- The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book - $12.99 on sale for $9.99
- The Adventure Book Audio Download – $2.99
- Egglo Treasure Scripture Scrolls – $4.29
- Curriculum (Program Guide) – $14.99
- Egglo Kit – $79.12 on sale for $64.99
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