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Learn how to make your own resurrection eggs and get the printable verse cards for the eggs!
Making your own resurrection eggs is very easy and is a great hands-on activity to use to teach your kids about Easter. We started using resurrection eggs a couple of years ago and I immediately loved how this activity led kids through the story of Easter.
While you can purchase a set on Amazon, I wanted to make my own since many of the items are things I already had around home. You can easily make your own set too!
Get the Resurrection Eggs printables here for free!
How to Make Resurrection Eggs at Home
- 12 plastic eggs
- Egg Container (optional)
- Items to fill the eggs (see list below)
- Verse Cards (download the free printable here)
- 1: small leaf, piece of grass
- 2: cotton ball with perfume on it
- 3: a small piece of bread/cracker
- 4: three dimes
- 5: toothpick or sticks to form a cross
- 6: thorn or thorny branch
- 7: dice
- 8: nail
- 9: a q-tip
- 10: spices
- 11: small rock
- 12: nothing or a small piece of candy to celebrate Jesus!
Gather up the supplies and print off the verse cards. Once you have everything prepped, use the Sharpie to write numbers 1-12 on the eggs. Then, fill each egg with what is listed.
You can then use the eggs over the course of 12 days and open one a day or take an evening to open all of them. Every time you open an egg, take the time to read the Scripture that is listed. Talk about what the item represents.
The final egg normally has nothing in it to represent that Jesus has risen. However, when I did this with toddlers, this upset them, so I started putting a couple of jelly beans in here. You can do what you feel best with your kids. Another idea would be to have a little treat at the end to say, “let’s celebrate that Jesus has risen!”
This activity is a great way to teach kids about Easter! If you want more ideas, check out these great Easter conversation cards!
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