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The Easter Story in Eggs, also called Resurrection Eggs, is a fun tradition we have been doing for a few years now. It reminds me a little of a Christmas advent, but for Easter. These are a perfect object lesson for teaching about the story of Easter and of Jesus’ resurrection at Easter time.
This Resurrection Eggs lesson has always been a very meaningful activity for my family and helps us to focus on the true meaning of Easter. I want my kids to understand what Easter is really about more than chicks, bunnies and Easter egg hunts! We actually do not do the Easter Bunny at our house, so the focus really is on Christ.
How to Make the Resurrection Eggs
Watch the video to see what we have inside of our eggs:
Using the Resurrection Eggs
Inside each of the plastic eggs, place one of the scriptures listed below on small strips of paper and put the matching small item inside the egg.
I like to hide the eggs around the room for the kids to find. Once they find them all, you can take turns opening them and reading the scripture, and showing the object that is inside.
The final egg is empty, representing the empty tomb of Christ. It is a beautiful and memorable object lesson for kids during Easter or anytime you want to teach about the story of Christ’s resurrection.
You could also have the Resurrection eggs be a matching game, where you have to match the prop with the scripture. Read the scripture, and let kids pick the object they think it fits with the best.
You can use an old egg carton to store the eggs.
Download the Scriptures for the Resurrection Eggs:
Following are the Bible verses and references I use for our Easter Resurrection eggs. If you’d like, you can get a free printable download of it by subscribing. It is in my Subscriber Freebie Library. I use the King James Version on mine.
Bible Verses and Objects for the Resurrection Eggs
Egg #1 Matthew 26:39, tiny plastic (sacrament) cup -representing the last supper in Jerusalem
Egg #2 Matthew 26:14-15, 3 coins -to represent the pieces of silver Judas Iscariot used to betray Jesus
Egg #3 Matthew 27:1-2, piece of knotted string -representing when the chief priests bound Christ and took him to Pontius Pilate, the governor
Egg #4 Matthew 27:24-26, small piece of soap- representing pilate washing his hands of the blood of Christ
Egg #5 Matthew 27: 28-30, piece of red fabric -representing the scarlet robe placed on him as well as the crown of thorns
Egg #6 Matthew 27: 31-32, small toothpick cross (or make one with a twisty tie), tiny nail -to represent the cross and Jesus’ crucifixion
Egg #7 Matthew 27: 35, pair of dice– representing the guards casting lots for Jesus’ clothes
Egg #8 Matthew 27: 50-51, 54, small bag of crushed rock or soil- representing the earth quake as Jesus died on the cross
Egg #9 Matthew 27: 57-59, square of white cloth or linen- representing the clean linen cloth used to wrap the body of Jesus
Egg #10 Matthew 27:60, 65-66, small stone to represent the stone used to seal entrance of the tomb
Egg #11 Luke 24: 1-3, clove, cinnamon sticks, other spices- to represent the burial spices used
Egg #12 Matthew 28: 6, empty- representing the empty tomb
We are grateful at Easter time and all year round for the Crucifixion of Jesus. We are all blessed to have forgiveness of sins in our lives!