For a fun Easter activity for the kids, download this Resurrection Eggs printable with Bible verses about Christ’s resurrection. These Easter scripture cards tell the Easter story. Pair with one dozen plastic Easter eggs for a cute Christian Easter craft.
As our family traditions begin to take shape, I have tried to be very intention about not getting lost in the commercial of the season. Easter has turned into bunnies, chicks and baskets of Candy. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the “reason for the season” hence the purpose for this printable resurrection eggs story.
What are resurrection eggs?
Resurrection eggs connect Easter eggs with the true meaning of the season. One dozen plastic eggs can quickly tell the Easter story through scripture verses found in the Gospels. Each egg is opened revealing a new Bible verse card and image.
There are a few ideas for how to use resurrection eggs. These can be uses for Christian teaching, telling the Easter story to your family, or even for an Easter egg hunt at home.
How to make DIY resurrection eggs at home
While there are places where you can find resurrection eggs, make your own homemade resurrection eggs instead using supplies you have around the house.
What goes in resurrection eggs?
In our resurrection eggs booklet PDF we give you all you need for your kit. This includes resurrection eggs printable bible verses and photos. The only resurrection eggs materials you need to provide are 12 plastic Easter eggs and an egg carton.
- 12 Plastic Eggs
- An Egg Carton
- Permanent Marker – to number to eggs
However, there are a few supplies you can add to your resurrection eggs kit to “jazz it up!”
- Leaf – outdoor or bay leaf to represent a palm branch at Jesus’ triumphal entry
- Coins – 3 silver coins to represent Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
- Cracker – to represent the bread at the Last Supper
- Scroll – a tiny piece of paper rolled into a scroll to represent Jesus’ prayer in the garden
- Whip – a piece of leather or thick fabric to represent the soldier’s whipping Jesus
- Crown – a tiny crown made from grass or a flower stem to represent the crown of thorns
- Nails – 2 nails glues in a cross to represent the nails and the cross
- Dice – a die to represent the soldier’s casting lots for Jesus’ clothes
- Toothpick – a toothpick with one end broken off to represent the spear piercing Jesus’ side
- Cloth – a scrap of cheesecloth or fabric (to represent Joseph wrapping Jesus in linen cloth)
- Stone – a rock to represent the stone rolled in front of the tomb
These optional materials can be placed inside your plastic eggs with the accompanying scripture card. The 12th egg will remain empty for the empty tomb.
Resurrection Eggs Bible Verses
Since you are doing the Easter story with kids, we placed the resurrection eggs scriptures in ERV version. This is the Easy-to-Read bible version.
Matthew 21:9 – Some of the people were walking ahead of Jesus. Others were walking behind him. They all shouted, “Praise to the Son of David! ‘Welcome! God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Praise to God in heaven!”
Use a leaf with this bible verse to represent the palms waved when Jesus was on the donkey and the crowd shouted “Hosanna!”
Matthew 26:14-15 – Then one of the twelve followers went to talk to the leading priests. This was the follower named Judas Iscariot. He said, “I will hand Jesus over to you. What will you pay me for doing this?” The priests gave him 30 silver coins.
Add silver coins to this egg.
Matthew 26:26-28 – While they were eating, Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it. He broke off some pieces, gave them to his followers and said, “Take this bread and eat it. It is my body.” Then he took a cup of wine, thanked God for it, and gave it to them. He said, “Each one of you drink some of it. 28 This wine is my blood, which will be poured out to forgive the sins of many and begin the new agreement from God to his people.
Use a cracker to represent the body of Jesus and bread broken at the last supper.
Matthew 26:39 – Then Jesus went on a little farther away from them. He fell to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, don’t make me drink from this cup. But do what you want, not what I want.”
Roll paper into a scroll to represent the prayer in the garden of Gethsemane.
Mark 15:15 – Pilate wanted to please the people, so he set Barabbas free for them. And he told the soldiers to beat Jesus with whips. Then he handed him over to the soldiers to be killed on a cross.
Add cut leather to represent a whip.
Matthew 27:29 – Then they made a crown from thorny branches and put it on his head, and they put a stick in his right hand. Then they bowed before him, making fun of him. They said, “We salute you, king of the Jews!”
Twist a flower steam or vine into a small crown.
Matthew 27:31 – After they finished making fun of him, the soldiers took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. Then they led him away to be killed on a cross.
Make your own cross using hot glue. Place two nails into a cross shape and place in the egg.
John 19:23-24 – After the soldiers nailed Jesus to the cross, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts. Each soldier got one part. They also took his tunic. It was all one piece of cloth woven from top to bottom. So the soldiers said to each other, “We should not tear this into parts. Let’s throw lots to see who will get it.” This happened to make clear the full meaning of what the Scriptures say: “They divided my clothes among them, and they threw lots for what I was wearing.” So the soldiers did this.
Dice in the egg will represent the lot that was divided.
John 19:33-34 – But when the soldiers came close to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead. So they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus’ side. Immediately blood and water came out.
A broken toothpick in the egg can represent the spear that pieced Jesus.
Matthew 27:59-60 – Then Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a new linen cloth. He put Jesus’ body in a new tomb that he had dug in a wall of rock. Then he closed the tomb by rolling a very large stone to cover the entrance. After he did this, he went away.
Clean linen cloth or fabric can represent the burial cloth that covered Jesus’ body.
Matthew 27:65-66 – Pilate said, “Take some soldiers and go guard the tomb the best way you know.” So they all went to the tomb and made it safe from thieves. They did this by sealing the stone in the entrance and putting soldiers there to guard it.
Use a small rock or pebble to represent the stone covering the tomb.
Matthew 28:5-6 “The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, the one who was killed on the cross. But he is not here. He has risen from death, as he said he would. Come and see the place where his body was.”
This plastic egg will remain empty to represent the empty tomb.
After your purchase and print your Easter digital download, the instructions are simple.
- Cut out and put your Bible verse and accompanying item/image in your Easter eggs.
- Using a permeant marker, number your Easter eggs 1-12 in order.
- Open the eggs daily or all at once in order to tell the s tory of Jesus.
Resurrection Eggs Printable
Your resurrection eggs printable bible verses can be opened daily during Holy Week or you can open the all at once, perhaps through a fun Easter Egg Hunt at home.
Download and print this 12 resurrection eggs pdf file. Use all twelve verses to make your own DIY resurrection eggs.
Pair this resurrection eggs devotional with 40 Days of Lent Bible Verses. Tell the true meaning of Easter to your kids with these Easy to Read Easter Story Bible Verses.
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