Several years ago, someone invented what’s now known as Resurrection Eggs. Each of the colorful plastic eggs in the set of 12 includes a small symbol (mini donkey, silver coin) that represents a part of the Easter story. I love using it for little kids.
Older kids though want something that’s not so “little kid-ish” and this does exactly that. It’s easy, fun, and inexpensive way to tell the Easter story.
What you’ll need: Resurrection story below, colored plastic eggs, candy
What to do:
- Print out the Resurrection story and cut apart each of the 13 lines.
- Place one slip of paper inside 13 plastic eggs of one color (all blue, all yellow, etc.) Use that color just for the story.
- Fill the rest of the colored eggs with jelly beans, M&M’s, etc. and hide the eggs.
- Depending on how many people you have, tell each person to collect 1, 2, 3 of the blue eggs.
- After your Easter egg hunt, gather kids and adults together and have each person read their part of the Easter story.
1.Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. All the people shouted…
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19:38).
2. Not everyone liked Jesus. Judas said to the leaders, What will you give me if I tell you where to find Jesus? “They gave him thirty pieces of silver” (Matthew 26:15).
3. Jesus and his friends had a special Passover meal.
“When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table.” (Luke 22:14).
4. After Jesus went to a garden. He was sad because he knew what was going to happen. He prayed, “Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Mark 14:36).
5. Judas came with men who had swords and clubs.
“The others grabbed Jesus and arrested him” (Mark 14:43, 46).
6. “The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him” (John 19:2).
7. “He [Pilate] ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.”(Matthew 27:26).
8. The soldiers marched Jesus to a hill.
“Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross” (Mark 15:24).
9. Soldiers took Jesus’s clothes. They couldn’t decide who’d get his robe so they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it” (John 19:24).
10. On the cross, Jesus said…“My God, why have you forsaken me.” Then he died. (Matt 27:46)
11. A man named Joseph took Jesus’s body off the cross.
“He wrapped it in a long sheet of linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb” (Luke 23:53).
12. Soldiers covered the tomb with a big stone. After three days…
“Suddenly there was a great earthquake! An angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it” (Matt 28:2).
13. Women went to the tomb and saw an angel who said…
“He [Jesus] isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said” (Matt 28:6).