Family Life has this delightful tool to help teach children about Easter, Jesus and the Resurrection. They are called Resurrection Eggs.
The eggs come in a hard plastic egg carton. Each egg has a different toy that represents part of the Easter story and a handy little book that tells scripture you can read to children to help explain the significance of the toy.
Every year before Easter I start hiding eggs. Day 1, egg 1. Day 2, eggs 1 and 2. Day 3 eggs 1-3. You get the picture. With each new egg my children and I read the scriptures and discuss the meaning. It is pretty cute to hear M.E.'s version of the tale.
Day 1--Donkey--Jesus rode a donkey into Jrsulm and people shout ShoHanna! (her pronunciations)
Day 2--Judas betrays Jesus for thirty monies.
Day 3--Jesus had one last supper with his friends.
Day 4--Jesus went to the garden to pray.
It is pretty great!
If you are interested I suggest looking into Family Life to get a set! The set is under $15 and can be re-used every year (this is our 3rd year with our set and it isn't getting old at all!).