This is a printable kit you can assemble in ten minutes and use year after year to create a playful way to tell the true Easter story to your kids.
Easter eggs represent life, especially the life given as a gift to all of us by Jesus Christ. They represent the physical life of the resurrection and also the spiritual life of repentance because of the atonement. That makes Easter eggs a great vehicle for teaching about the Easter story in a way that will appeal to kids and is meaningful for the whole family.
To create your own Easter Egg Hunt for the Easter Story print The Easter Story pages and cut the rows apart into strips. If you use heavy paper the kit will last longer and you can use it year after year like we do.
The strips contain King James Bible verses, mostly from Matthew, of the account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After you cut the strips apart, number 12 plastic Easter eggs with a permanent marker. Place one of the strips into each egg, matching the number on the strips to the numbers on the eggs.
There is also a suggestion on each strip for a physical object to be placed inside each egg along with the strip of paper. The objects represent each part of the story. For example, in egg #6 there is a nail to go with the part of the story where Jesus is nailed to the cross.
Start by hiding the eggs and having your kids hunt for them. Then sit around the kitchen table or the living room and open and read the eggs in order.
You might want to stop and explain or ask your kids to repeat back what they just read. As you read the story, line up the objects in order and then have your kids repeat back each part of the story in their own words with the objects as prompts.