Fun & Easy Family Activity: Resurrection Eggs

Written by Angela, Guest Writer

Easter is one of my favorite days of all!!  There’s nothing more exciting than knowing that Jesus rose from the dead, defeating sin, death and Hell for us!  Because HE LIVES we can live also.  There is hope for us through Jesus Christ! Resurrection Eggs are one of my favorite ways to tell the “Easter” or “Resurrection Story”.

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How to Make your own Resurrection Eggs:

All you need:

  • 12 Easter Eggs
  • Empty Egg Carton 

Then, you will need to gather a few things to put in your eggs:

Easter Egg # 1 
Crouton, small piece of bread or broken cracker to represent the “last supper”.

Easter Egg #2
Feather to represent the rooster that crowed after Peter denied Jesus those three times.

Easter Egg #3
3 Silver dimes to represent the money Judas sold, or betrayed, Jesus for.

Easter Egg #4
Thorns – talk about the thorns that Jesus’ crown was made out of and how they pierced His head for us.  {Did you know that the thorns in the middle East are HUGE compared to the ones we have here.  Anywhere from 3 -6 inches long each.}

Easter Egg #5
2 small sticks that can be held up in the shape of a cross – talk about the cross and how it was used to put common criminals to death.  The cross Jesus died on had probably been used before and would be taken down and used again.

Easter Egg #6
3 nails – obviously representing the nails that held Jesus’ hands and feet to the cross.

Easter Egg #7
Cotton ball with vinegar representing the vinegar that was offered to Jesus when he said, “I thirst”.

Easter Egg #8
Small plastic spear or tooth pick representing the spear that was shoved into the side of Jesus when water and blood ran out.  Jesus had already given His life for us at this point.  He did not need to have His legs broken as the thieves on either side of Him did.  The prophecy that not one of His bones would be broken was true…as they all are!!

Easter Egg # 9
Cotton ball with perfume or sweet smelling essential oils {or whole cloves} representing the spices, oils and perfumes that the ladies would anoint His body with before His burial.

Easter Egg #10
White cloth to represent the cloths that were wrapped around His body after His death.

Easter Egg # 11
A small rock representing the grave in the garden and the stone that was rolled away from the entrance when Jesus rose again!

Easter Egg #12
Empty Egg!!  Representing the EMPTY TOMB that the ladies found early on the morning of the third day after His death!!  Jesus wasn’t in the tomb!  He had risen!!

Now, you can tell the “Easter” or Resurrection Story as you open the eggs.  Simply talk about what’s inside each egg and how it corresponds to the story of Jesus and His death on the cross.  Because of His death and resurrection we can all spend eternity with Him in Heaven someday!!

Romans 10:13: “For whosoever {that means anyone!} shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Angela was raised a Military Brat. She is married to a pastor and mother to 4 children and 2 in heaven. Understanding how hard life can be and desiring to love other ladies, Angela took on blogging.

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  1. We love our Resurrection eggs! I think we use 6 instead of 12, so I think I should add to our collection this year 🙂

  2. I am going to do these this year! I love seeing all the different lists people have compiled of what they put in the eggs. I’m going to pick my favorites from each one:)

  3. This is a family fun favorite for us! Love that you shared this. Thanks for all of your encouragement. I just love your blog! Have a blessed week!

  4. This is great. We did our own version too when our kids were young.

  5. Eggs and bunnies that are celebrated at this time of year are from pagan roots and traditions and are symbols of fertility. I though Christians/Catholics tended to avoid pagan traditions.

    • Lee Ann, I love that we are all able to teach our kids about Jesus and celebrate Easter in different ways! I am a Christian and love the Lord with all my heart, thankful for grace and that we aren’t under the law anymore and we can worship and don’t have to be legalistic.


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