Since Nutty was old enough to walk my family has had an egg hunt every Easter. My mom hides over 200 eggs and my girls, along with my nephew, hunt for them. It is a tradition we look forward to every year.
Last Easter was a bit different. Hidden among the normal eggs were “special” eggs with something other than the usual candy or money inside. Instead, what was contained in these eggs shared the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter. The eggs were Resurrection Eggs.
As the kids opened all the eggs they found and built their candy/money stash, they set aside the Resurrection Eggs. When all the regular eggs had been opened, the kids took turns reading the slips from the Resurrection Eggs in the ordered numbers. Along with that, my sister read the Easter Story from a book. The story closely resembled the story from the bible.
The kids loved coordinating the eggs with the bible book story! Having Resurrection Eggs along with our regular eggs in the hunt reminded us all that Easter is not about spring, bunnies, eggs, fancy dresses, candy and baskets, we celebrate Easter because Jesus died on the cross and rose again!
Below you’ll find what you need if you want to make your own Resurrection Eggs. I made it slightly different than my mom made because ours were based on the book my sister read and not the actual bible versus. I used the actual bible versus from my NIV bible.
- A small vial of essential oils or a cotton ball with perfume on it
- Something that resembles a palm branch (we used a long, flat pine needles–good enough!)
- A piece of bread and a tiny toy cup (if you have one)
- 3 dimes
- Something that resembles a crown of thorns or a snip of a thorn from a rose (we twisted grape vine into a ring) and/or a small piece of purple fabric
- Tooth picks formed into a cross
- A couple nails
- A dice and a piece of white fabric
- Part of a sponge
- Spices such as cloves, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves
- A small rock
- The printable below
- 12 plastic eggs
*Note that the last egg is “empty” containing only the slip of paper that says “He has risen!”
Place the objects in the eggs along with the coordinating numbered slip. Hide, find then open and read!
Click on the photo below to download the printable. Make sure you click on this download button and THIS BUTTON ONLY. It is small and located below the photo.