We used to make resurrection eggs for Easter when Sam was little. Then, last year, Walter came home with his own set that he made at school.
It brought back fond memories of sharing the story of Jesus’ Passion with my child and now, my grandchild. He absolutely loved them and we went through them and talked about them often during the Lent and Easter seasons.
We have a free printable for you that will give you ideas on filling the eggs, slips of paper to put in each egg, and Bible verses to go with each one. Download it by clicking on the image below.
Resurrection Eggs for Easter
What are Resurrection Eggs?
Resurrection eggs are common among many families during the Easter season. These egg-shaped containers are used as a symbol of the empty tomb from which Christ rose.
Historically, decorating these resurrection eggs and placing messages inside has been a cherished pastime for many families. Today, this is still practiced in many families as they share this wonderful tradition that creates treasured memories.
How to Use Resurrection Eggs with Your Family:
Let’s look at some fun ways in which you can incorporate resurrection eggs to relate the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection:
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt is an engaging and fun-filled activity for kids. Fill each egg with a different Bible verse surrounding Easter and hide around the house or outside in the yard.
After the kids find all the eggs, invite them to read the Bible verses with the family. This way children will learn of Jesus’ sacrifice and come to understand the depth of love that God has for His children.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. –John 3;16 NIV.
Resurrection Eggs at Family Devotions
Family devotion is a special time to meet as a family to give honor and praise to God. Resurrection eggs are a great addition to family devotion/worship as a part of the Easter celebration.
Each session could include one resurrection egg containing a bible verse surrounding Easter which could be used for family discussion and prayer. The final egg would highlight a verse surrounding the empty tomb signifying that Jesus has risen!
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. -Deuteronomy 6:5-7 NIV
Dinner Table Decorations
You could create a beautiful centerpiece at the dinner table with resurrection eggs done by the children. These eggs would contain one or two words on each paper, such as empty tomb, resurrection, crucified.
The family, as well as invited guests, could then choose an egg at each sitting and briefly share it with each other. The resurrection story could spark healthy dinner conversation.
Share Resurrection Eggs Digitally
As a result of this technological age that we now live in, you could also include your family and friends living pretty much anywhere in the world in your celebrations.
Take pictures and videos of your activities, using these eggs, and share them with your family and friends online. This is a great way to include family members in other areas, especially those abroad, who may be missing out on this tradition.
Cherish the Memories
As your family members express their gratitude during this season, invite them to write a short message about their experience. Your resurrection eggs could be the perfect storage container to keep these treasured thoughts. Store them in a safe area during the year and open them again at the next Easter celebration.
While the Easter eggs remain a symbol of Jesus’ resurrection, always seek to encourage family members to love and appreciate the “Egg-cellent” gift of God who sent His son so “that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” -John 3:15 NIV
Remember to download your Resurrection Eggs printable.