How To Make Resurrection Eggs
- 1 dozen plastic Easter eggs
- 1 egg carton
- construction paper
Decorate the top of the carton with construction paper and any other decoration that seems fitting for your Resurrection Eggs.
Fill each egg with the item listed in parenthesis below, along with a piece of paper containing the listed verse. For example, the first egg will have a piece of bread along with verse #1 that you see accompanying the bread below. Be sure to put them in order in the carton so you remember which number is which.
Once you have made the Resurrection Eggs, you can decide the method you want to use to open them. You might open one of the Resurrection Eggs per day during the twelve days before Easter or if you’re having a big family get-together, you may choose to open them then. It is also fun for the kids to do this the day you decorate Easter eggs with them.
Sample messages to include in your Resurrection Eggs:
(Bread) Matthew 26:26
While they were eating Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to His disciples. “Take and eat it,” He said, “This is My body.”
(Coins) Matthew 26: 14-15
Then one of the twelve disciples, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.
(Purple cloth, representing a purple robe) Mark 15:17
They put a purple robe on Jesus…
(Thorns, like on a rose stem) Matthew 27:29
Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on His head, and put a stick on His right hand; then they knelt before Him and made fun of Him. “Long live the King, of the Jews!” they said.
(Scourge-a small piece of rope or thick string) Mark 15:15
Pilate wanted to please the crowd, so he set Barabbas free for them. Then he had Jesus whipped and handed Him over to be crucified.
(A small cross) John 19: 17-18a
He went out, carrying His cross, and came to “The Place of the Skull,” as it is called. (In Hebrew it is called “Galgotha.”) There they crucified Him.
(Nails) John 20:25b
Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the scars of the nails in His hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in His side, I will not believe.”
(Sign saying “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”) Luke 23:38
Above Him were written these words: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
(Small piece of sponge) Matthew 27:48
One of them ran up at once, took a sponge, soaked it in cheap wine, put it on the end of a stick, and tried to make Him drink it.
(Something representing a spear (i.e. a toothpick)) John 19:34
One of the soldiers plunged his spear into Jesus’ side, and at once blood and water poured out.
(Rock) Matthew 27:59-60
Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a new linen sheet, and placed it in his own new tomb, which he had just recently dug out of solid rock. Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.
(Empty) Matthew 28:6
He is not here He has risen just as He said.
However you use them, have fun with these Resurrection Eggs and remember that Easter is a time for great celebration of what Jesus did for us!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This is EXACTLY what I was wanting to do this Easter, but hadn’t been able to find the info. Thank you SO much! Blessings to you and yours.
Awesome idea! Thanks!
We did this for this Easter (we celebrated last weekend) But I put the 12 eggs with the rest that I had hid around the house for my kids and my sisters kids to find. When we were opening all of the eggs, they got to read out their special eggs with their verse, and explain what was in their egg and why it was special to Easter. It went over very well. It was amazing to see how much they remember from year to year, and could explain almost all the details! :)
Grizzly Bear Mom
You also may want to open an egg every night around the dinner table, reading the message as a family for 12 days preceeding Easter. Resurrection Sunday can be very full.
Thanks so much for posting this. I am unexpectedily teaching our church’s children lesson on Easter Sunday and now I know how to present the lesson I wanted to teach the kids in a way they will remember and enjoy. Thanks again!
Several years ago now, I purchased such a set from Family Life Today. But making your own is a great idea if you have children; it allows them to participate.
I did this last year with my Awana Cubbies, only I put then in toilet paper tubes. I want to separate the Resurrection from the Easter bunny. I gave them all a coloring book with line drawings of these items to take home.
Thank you for sharing!
I am so excited to do this for my children. I have 3; ages 17, 12 and 12. I have done the best that I can to raise my children in faith and think this is a wonderful way to remind them of the true meaning behind Easter. It’s not about chubby bunnies and eggs, it’s about the divine sacrifice of Jesus Christ on a real cross and his wonderful resurrection 3 days later. Thank you so much for posting this; now I have a new tradition to do with my children.
Thank You for this special message for Easter when my grand come over Sunday we will discuss this and talk about the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks again I love the blog and all of your useful advice..