Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

I love the idea of doing Resurrection Eggs, but with the 12 eggs and sometimes a little complex parts of the story, I have always imagined us doing them when the Happy Buddy is a bit older.

When I saw these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers, however, in the March/April edition of Thriving Family, I knew I had to try them out in our Happy Home.

With just 6 eggs, a simple story-telling sentence for each, and easy peasy items to go inside, these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers are so doable!

And so much fun!Gather 6 different-colored plastic Easter eggs.In the first egg, place a bread crumb.

Jesus ate dinner with his friends.  Luke 22:14-15

In the 2nd egg, place a cross (we just used a sticker we had in our stash).

The next day Jesus died on the cross.  John 19:17-18

In the 3rd egg, place a strip of cloth (we used a piece of tissue).

He was wrapped in cloth and placed in a tomb.  John 19:40

For the fourth egg, go outside and pick out the coolest rock you can find.

A stone was placed in front of the tomb.  Matthew 27:59-60

Leave the fifth egg empty.

Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved.  The tomb was empty!  Luke 24:1-3

Fill the 6th and final egg with a sweet treat.

We did M&Ms in our case because that’s the Happy Buddy’s idea of a major food group.

Jesus is alive!  That’s the sweet surprise of Easter.  Matthew 28:5-6

Here is a helpful guide to use when sharing these Resurrection Eggs with your toddler…

And I thought I’d share a few images of the Happy Buddy as we walked through the Gospel together. :-)One of my favorite moments was when the Happy Buddy did something that communicated his full understanding of the Easter message he had just received.

He dug through his ‘treat’ egg, picked out all of the yellow M&M’s, and gave them to me – because yellow is my favorite color.

Talk about a sacrifice!

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

Happy Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers-ing! :-)

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27 thoughts on “Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

  1. Love it! Going to do this for my daughter’s christian preschool class. Do you have the verse page on a pdf for printing?

    • Lisa, I am having computer/scanner issues, so I am sorry it isn’t in a PDF! Here is what I suggest… Right click the image and copy/paste it into a Word Document. Then you can print it to your heart’s content! Let me know if that helps…

  2. Love this! I’ve seen lots of versions but this is pure and simple and I loved your photos. I will be doing this with my youngest soon! ………. Eeek, 2 days!! :)

  3. Oh Julie—this is absolutely PRECIOUS!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! We keep our Resurrection Eggs out literally all year because my girls enjoy going through them so much. You Happy Buddy finding the yellow M&M’s for you is just too adorable!!! I LOVE that kid!!! ;-)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this. Just wanted you to know I am printing this off on 1/4 sheets to do with my 4 year olds in class Sunday morning.

    Thanks for all your ideas! I’m praying for you and your new baby.

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  17. I really like this idea. I don’t have any little ones at home anymore, but just may share this with my oldest daughter who has 3 little boys.

  18. Awesome! I teach a 3-year-old class and I think this is the perfect amount of detail for the little ones! Thank you for sharing!

  19. thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas for Easter you have shared. I am going to share them with our sunday school and mainly music.

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