These are not an original idea of mine, but they are really cool, so I thought I’d share.
We made these Resurrection Eggs as a craft in our mom’s group at church this year. It is an easy Easter craft for kids.
I love that instead of being filled with candy (which there will still be plenty of, I’m sure) they give the Easter egg hunt a much greater purpose and they can be reused every year.
There are 1 dozen plastic eggs placed in a carton. Each egg is filled with a small item that represents a part of the Easter story and each egg has a corresponding verse. Hide the eggs and have a regular Easter egg hunt, then put them back in order and read the verses as you open them.
There are several different versions available, but this is the one we used:
1: Palm branch to represent Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9)
2. Silver coins to represent Judas accepting 30 coins (Matthew 26:14-16)
3. Cup to represent the Last Supper (Matthew 26:26-28)
4. Praying hands to represent Jesus in the garden (Mark 14)
5. Whip to represent the soldiers whipping Jesus (John 19)
6. Crown of thorns (we used a brown pipe cleaner) (Matthew 27)
7. Cross (we hot glued two small sticks together) (John 19: 16-18)
8. Dice to represent the guards casting lots for Jesus’ robes (John 19:26)
9. Soldier’s spear (John 19: 31-37)
10. A piece of linen to represent Jesus’ body being wrapped (Matthew 27:57)
11. A stone to represent the stone placed in front of the tomb (Matthew 28)
12. The last egg is left empty to represent the empty tomb (Matthew 28:5-8)
You can get creative & use household items to fill the eggs, like a shoestring to represent the whip, or you could just print out clip art images and laminate them.
We try to stress that Easter is not all about bunnies and chocolate. How to do keep the true meaning of Easter the focus for your family? Do you have any other ideas for easy Easter crafts for kids?
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