One of our newest TOS Crew reviews is a very unusual one…but so beautiful and meaningful for the upcoming Easter season!
Our Egglo review items
Egglo Entertainment graciously provided us with several of their wonderful products for us to use and review. We received Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure Book, Egglo Treasure Scripture Scrolls, Egglo Bible Verse Stickers, and the Egglo Glow in the Dark Hunt Event Curriculum. (We received a digital copy of the curriculum, but physical ones for everything else.) What a wealth of Easter blessings!
Egglo Entertainment creator Darcie Cobos had a vision for creating a marvelous Easter experience for children that really underlined Easter’s true meaning; the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His provision of salvation for all through that death and resurrection. The ideas for Egglo eggs grew out of her church’s children’s event, where children hunted for Easter eggs in the dark with flashlights. This illustrated the Bible verse which became crucial to Egglo Entertainment’s mission and products: John 1:5 “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Ms. Cobos wanted a way for children to see the light of Jesus in and throughout all the trappings and events of Easter. With her Egglo Entertainment products, she’s fully achieved that aim!
Egglo Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs
Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs
The Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs are plastic eggs, created with special technology that causes the eggs to glow after being exposed to light (sunlight, black light, fluorescent or light bulbs all work) for 30 to 45 minutes. These eggs are completely nontoxic and safe for children to use. They come in pink, yellow, green and blue, and several of the colors have raised crosses on them, while the others are plain.
Egglo eggs, pre-activation
We used fluorescent bulbs to activate the eggs. I placed them on a paper plate and left them under the light for about 2 hours. (The directions say you only need 30 minutes under fluorescent bulbs, but I wanted to be extra sure!) They were definitely glowing after their time under the light! Here’s a photo of the glow in the dark effects:
The glow lasts well for an hour, then dissipates little by little over the next two to three hours. And, the eggs’ light can be reactivated over and over, just by placing them under light again.
The Egglo eggs….both open and closed
You can probably tell by the photos that there is a seam in the Egglo eggs which you can open. This is wonderful for adding prizes for egg hunts, or little candies as treats for the children to find when they open the eggs. In fact, we even received some amazing products to go in them!
Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls
Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls
The Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls are the coolest little things. Each bag contains 12 Scripture Scrolls, all of which are bound together by tiny rubber bands. When you remove the rubber bands, children can unroll the scrolls to reveal Bible verses based on 10 different Scriptures.
An unrolled Scripture Scroll
Children LOVE unrolling the scrolls, and they’re nice and sturdy. And they fit beautifully into the Egglo eggs. Scripture Scrolls play a major role in The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure storybook as well, so they’re a wonderful tie-in.
Egglo Bible Verse Stickers
Egglo Bible Verse Stickers
These Egglo Bible Verse Stickers are small, rectangular and white and each contains a picture of a scroll with a Bible verse on it. They look just like the scrolls in both The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure and the Egglo Treasures Scripture Scrolls. Each package contains 12 stickers with references from the same 10 verses included in the Scripture Scrolls. And these fit beautifully into the Egglo eggs as well.
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure
Yet another excellent item we reviewed was Darcie Cobos’ storybook, The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure. This wonderful book contains a delightful and instructive Narnia-esque story with vivid illustrations. We chose to read it aloud together, and the first portion was so wonderful that we decided to split up the reading over a 3-day period.
Three children (Hardy and Ana, siblings, and their cousin Pascal) are being somewhat wild in the family’s kitchen. Fussing, pushing, and running around. Their parents send them off to play…and in the attic they discover a treasure chest with a glowing, floating Easter egg!
The three are transported to different locations in the world…ancient Egypt, Easter Island, and someplace very special. Along the way, they learn the truths of Scripture that they need to apply to their own lives and relationships. They also see how God leads them and about John 3:16; how God gave His only Son so that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
It was the most wonderful read-aloud…and so perfect for Easter time. It really does teach children about how Scripture can instruct them and teach them not only in its big truths, but in ways it can change our daily behavior. I think we’ll return to it again, with great delight!
The Egglo Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Event Curriculum
The last item we received was a digital copy of The Egglo Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt Event Curriculum. This 60-page curriculum guide will tell you how to run your own Egglo event, whether it’s at church, at a ministry event, or children’s program. (It can even be adapted for use in your own home!)
Here are some of the wonderful components of this guide:
- Event planning tips and instructions
- Easter treat recipes
- Games and craft ideas
- Decorating tips
- Devotionals, Scripture readings and large group activities
- Coloring pages and printables
- And more!
If you’re looking for specific ways to plan an event, whether it’s in your own home or at a larger venue, Darcie Cobos’ curriculum will help you plan a Christ-centered Easter celebration for children that they will adore!
Our family REALLY loved the Egglo products. Here’s what my son has to share:
“In the book, it seemed like God’s hand was taking the kids from here and there to where He put them just where He wanted them to be. I did enjoy reading the book. The eggs are very fun and they glow very nicely.”
Personally, I believe that Egglo Entertainment has created a fun and faith-filled way for children to experience the truths of Jesus in Easter. Any family and church could use these products to bring Scriptural truths to life for their children. And they’re encouraging for adults as well!