The Jesus Story Easter Eggs – Fun for Kids!

Easter 2011

 

I love Easter! Easter has always been a BIG holiday for my family – we do it up like Christmas with a big dinner and huge overflowing baskets!

This is the day our Savior rose from the dead – this is HUGE!!!!!

 

Cousins at Grandma's House 2011

 

One of my favorite activities to do with the children leading up to Easter are Resurrection Eggs which can be purchased at your local Christian bookstore, amazon.com and last year I saw them at Walmart!

 The store bought Resurrection Eggs come with a booklet and a story for each egg BUT these can also be homemade!  A few years ago some women in our church made homemade sets of these eggs and gave them out to all the children in Sunday School. Wasn’t that lovely of them!!! You could do this too! Here’s what you need:
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Supplies:
1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
an egg carton
the items listed below

Directions: Fill each egg with the item listed (or a picture of the item) and a print-out of the corresponding scripture(number the eggs). Place the eggs in the decorated egg carton. Open and experience the eggs together with your children.

1. (Bread – crouton) Matthew 26:26 While they were eating Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to His disciples. “Take and eat it,” He said, “This is My body.”

 

2. (Coins) Matthew 26: 14-15 Then one of the twelve disciples, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.

3. (Purple cloth, representing a purple robe) Mark 15:17 They put a purple robe on Jesus. . .

4. (Thorns or toothpick) Matthew 27:29 Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on His head, and put a stick on His right hand; then they knelt before Him and made fun of Him. “Long live the King, of the Jews!” they said.

5. (Scourge-a small piece of rope or thick string) Mark 15:15 Pilate wanted to please the crowd, so he set Barabbas free for them. Then he had Jesus whipped and handed Him over to be crucified.

6. (Cross) John 19: 17-18a He went out, carrying His cross, and came to “The Place of the Skull,” as it is called. (In Hebrew it is called “Galgotha.”) There they crucified Him.

7. (Nails) John 20:25b Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the scars of the nails in His hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in His side, I will not believe.”

8. (Sign) Luke 23:38 Above Him were written these words: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

 

9. (Sponge) Matthew 27:48 One of them ran up at once, took a sponge. He filled it with vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

10. (Spear) John 19:34 One of the soldiers plunged his spear into Jesus’ side, and at once blood and water poured out.

11. (Rock) Matthew 27:59-60 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, and placed it in his own new tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.

12. (Empty) Matthew 28:6 He is not here He has risen just as He said.

My favorite part of these eggs is watching the kids as they listen and take it into their hearts. This is a great tool for sharing the gospel with unsaved children or for leading your own child to the Lord.

Do you have a fun Easter tradition? We make Easter Story Cookies and Resurrection Rolls – I’ll be sharing both of these recipes later this week!

Feel free to share your ideas in the comment section too!

Walk with the King,

Comments

  1. says

    I’m definitely looking forward to more of these posts! My son is turning 3 next month (my older son) and I’d love activities to help teach him about Easter!

  2. Whittney says

    This is also a great book for the eggs!

    Benjamin’s Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs by Melody Carlson

  3. heather says

    Hi Courtney! I love this post and plan on printing it out and using it this year-thank you! Speaking of teaching our children….I ran across this idea last night and immediately thought I had to share it with you. I have no idea if you’ve seen it or not, but it sounds too good not to share! I found it on Pinterest (imagine that,LOL!) Anyways, its called the Child Training Bible-here’s the link : http://www.childtrainingbible.com
    Have a blessed week!

  4. says

    Courtney,
    I love the idea of making the Resurrection Eggs. My mom actually did this for my boys years ago. But a great way to make this an activity that can take a whole afternoon and lots of time for discussion is to set it up as geocaching for eacg egg. I went out and hide the eggs, and set the points. Then I turned them loose with the gps and between points we were able to discuss some of the things that happened during Passion Week. Thanks for sharing!!!!! You can see our geocaching here: http://schickfunideas.blogspot.com/2010/04/resurrection-eggs-gps.html

  5. cecilia weaver styles says

    I LOVE THIS SITE I JUST HAPPEN TO COME ACROSS IT , THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEAS AND TEACHINGS OF GODS PLANS WHAT A WONDERFUL SITE .

  6. vanessa says

    I Love this idea!!! I’m going to do it with my Sunday school Easter Sunday!! I’m sooo excited! this is a fun and great learning experience for the kids! It’s short simple and gets to the point! I Love it! Thanks for sharing!! God Bless!

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