I wanted to share this activity to teach kids about Easter, in case you wanted to have your own Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday or you are just planning now for ideas later. What better way than to use the hunt to teach them the meaning of Easter Sunday? Here is a Fun Easter egg activity for kids that I think you will love!
Get 12 plastic Easter Eggs.
Fill them with the the items that I will list below. You will want to number the eggs (or get 12 different colored eggs). On a separate piece of paper, write the meaning of each thing found in the egg.
#1- A small leaf (“palm”) will be in egg #1
The kids find it and bring it to you. Read about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the palms. Mark 11:8, 9
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1. A small leaf to represent Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Mark 11:8, 9
2. Cloth with some perfume on it (you can just use a piece of an old towel or t-shirt). This is for the story of Jesus being anointed with spikenard. Mark 14:3
3. Cracker or small piece of bread for the last supper. Matthew 26:26, 27
4. Three dimes (or any silver change) to show how Judas’ betrayed Jesus. Matthew 26:14, 15
5. A piece of leather or a shoelace to remind them that Jesus was whipped. Mark 15:15
6. A thorn or thorny branch from outside to show the crown of thorns. Matthew 27:29
7. A small cross or you can use toothpicks/Popsicle sticks cut and glued in a cross form. John 19:17, 18
8. Dice: This teaches the kids how the soldier’s gambled for Jesus’ clothes. Matthew 27:35
9. A nail: Jesus was nailed to the cross and pierced in his side. Matthew 27:31, 32
10. A rock: The stone covering Jesus’ tomb was rolled away. Matthew 27:60, 62-66
11. Piece of linen-type cloth. This is to show that the napkin around Jesus’ head was lying separately from His linen cloths. He was no longer in the tomb.
12. Nothing (leave this egg empty). To show an empty tomb and a risen Savior! Matthew 28:5, 6
I love this picture that I found on Pinterest…
HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!