Learn how to make DIY resurrection eggs and get the printable verse cards for the eggs!
Making DIY resurrection eggs is very easy and cost-effective. It is also 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.
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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!
Resurrection eggs are a hands-on way to teach kids about the last week of Jesus’ life. Each egg contains scripture and an object that correlates to the scripture.
How to Make DIY 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)
- 1st Egg: A Small leaf or a piece of grass
- 2nd Egg: A cotton ball with perfume on it
- 3rd Egg: A small piece of bread/cracker
- 4th Egg: Three dimes
- 5th Egg: A Toothpick or sticks to form a cross
- 6th Egg: A Thorn or thorny branch
- 7th Egg: Dice
- 8th Egg: A Nail
- 9th Egg: A Q-tip
- 10th Egg: Spices
- 11th Egg: A small rock
- 12th Egg: nothing or a small piece of candy to celebrate Jesus!
Instructions for the DIY Ressurection Eggs:
1. Gather up the supplies.
First, you need to gather your supplies and print off the verse cards.
2. Start prepping the eggs.
Second, use the Sharpie to write numbers 1-12 on the eggs. Then, fill each egg with what is listed.
3. Decide how you will use the eggs.
You can then use the eggs over the course of 12 days and open one a day or open them all in one sitting. I like to hide the eggs and have the kids find them, then we open them starting with #1. Every time you open an egg, take the time to read the Scripture that is listed. Talk about what the item represents.
4. A little tip to help you!
The final egg normally has nothing in it to represent that Jesus has risen and the empty tomb. However, when I did this with toddlers, this upset them, so I started putting a couple of jelly beans in there. 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!
I know you and your family will love this tradition as much as ours has! Make sure to grab the printable cards for the eggs.