Share the story of Easter using these free Homemade Resurrection Eggs this year, and start a new tradition with your little ones.
This is a great alternative to a traditional egg hunt.
Each egg contains an object representing the end of Jesus’ life. When opened, the child reads the corresponding verse describing how Jesus died. This allows children to learn about the crucifixion while having fun.
Make your own Easter story eggs to tell the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection using this free printable.
The Easter story printable scriptures make this a simple and easy to understand Easter craft that kids will love to do.
What Are Resurrection Eggs?
These plastic Resurrection eggs are a cute idea and memorable way to connect Easter eggs with the story of Jesus Christ.
This is a beautiful way to celebrate Easter in the more secular sense with eggs, while keeping a focus on Christian values and the story of Christ and the forgiveness of sins.
You can buy the Complete Kit from Amazon or you can make your own using the directions below.
Homemade Resurrection Eggs Printables
These eggs make it easy to share the biblical Easter story with your little ones in a way that they can easily understand, without some of the more troubling details that they may not be ready to learn about just yet.
When my kids were younger, I always loved sharing the story of Easter using Resurrection Eggs. I was able to make our own version at home and save money by using the scripture printables below, at the bottom of this post, and some inexpensive plastic eggs.
It is really easy to make a simple and easy to understand resurrection eggs craft that kids love to do.
The Resurrection Eggs Story Script
You can tell the Easter story to your little ones in a way that they can easily understand and will keep them engaged.
Items for Resurrection Eggs
- a small blade of grass to represent the palm leaf branches at Jesus’ triumphant entry.
- 3 quarters to represent the 30 pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot received.
- a cracker or piece of bread to represent the Last Supper
- a tiny piece of paper rolled into a scroll to represent Jesus’ prayer in the garden
- a piece of string, rope or yarn to represent the soldier’s whipping Jesus
- a thorn to represent the crown of thorns
- 2 small nails to represent the nails and the cross
- Mini dice to represent the soldier’s casting lots for Jesus’ clothes
- a toothpick with one end broken off to represent the spear that was used to pierce Jesus’ side
- a piece thin white fabric to represent Joseph wrapping Jesus in clean strips of linen cloth used in burial.
- a rock to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb
- the final egg is empty to represent the empty tomb.
Bible Resurrection Verses
Blade of Grass
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
You can choose to add small trinkets to the eggs too if you think that will help your little ones understand the story better.
If you don’t want to gather the objects or want a less expensive version, you can just use the FREE Resurrection Eggs Printable inserts instead.
Christian families have made these a tradition for their Easter celebrations.
Tips for making Resurrection Eggs
- Using a permanent marker, number each of the 12 plastic eggs 1. 2. 3., etc. until you’ve numbered twelve eggs in order.
- Fill each egg with the correct scripture and trinkets (trinkets are optional).
- Choose a time when your children are ready to sit and listen for about 20 minutes.
This is a great way to share the story of Easter with even your littlest ones.
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