Make Resurrection Eggs to Tell the Easter Story: A Fun Easter Activity With a Daily Object Lesson

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Resurrection Eggs are a fun way for children to learn the true story of Easter. While the stores are full of baskets and candy, the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is lost in the commercialism. Parents can assemble these eggs with objects they have on hand, and then enjoy opening one each day, starting 12 days before Easter.

Materials Needed for Easter Resurrection Eggs

Parents will need to provide kids the following items for this activity.

  • Egg carton from a dozen eggs, which kids can decorate
  • 12 plastic eggs
  • Daily verses and objects

Directions for the Easter Activity

Number eggs from 1 to 12 with permanent marker. In each egg, place a piece of paper with the Bible verse, as well as the item noted.

Day 1

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.” Matthew 26:39

Object: Communion cup or other small cup

Day 2

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 hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. Matthew 26:14-15.

Object: 3 Dimes

Day 3

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. Matthew 27:1-2

Object: Twine

Day 4

When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility.” Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. Matthew 27:24-26

Object: small piece of soap

Day 5

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail King of the Jews!” they said. Matthew 27:28-29

Object: Piece of red cloth

Day 6

They stripped him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 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. Matthew 27:30-31

Object: Nails

Day 7

When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Matthew 27:35

Object: die or dice

Day 8

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified and exclaimed, “Surely, he was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:50-51, 54

Object: broken rocks

Day 9

Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean, linen cloth. Matthew 27:58-59.

Object: white cloth

Day 10

…and placed in in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” Soon the went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. Matthew 27: 60, 65-66

Object: Large stone

Day 11

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome brought spices so that they might go to annoint Jesus’ body. Mark 16:1

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.” Matthew 28:2,5

Object: Cloves, broken cinnamon stick

Day 12

He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6

Object: None, to signify the empty tomb.

An Easter Activity With a Daily Object Lesson

After all 12 eggs are filled, place them in the carton, and put it in a place where the family will remember to open one egg each day. This hands-on Easter activity will certainly help children to not only remember the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, but the power and love of God.