Last year I wrote a post about learning activities you can do with plastic Easter eggs (you can find that post HERE!).
This year I thought of a few more that celebrate the Reason for the Easter Season – Jesus!
I hope your Happy Home enjoys some of the suggestions below. My favorite is the last one with the creative action paper strips that retell parts of the Easter story. Whatever we can do to point their hearts to Jesus – right?!
Empty Egg Hunt
Fill eggs with small treats or notes like THESE. Leave one egg empty. Hide the eggs. Tell the children that whoever finds the empty egg must shout, “HE IS NOT HERE! HE IS RISEN!”
J-E-S-U-S Egg Sensory Bin
Make a Sensory Bin with Cheerios, plastic Easter eggs, plastic spoons, and letter magnets J, E, S, U and S. Place the letters inside each of 5 plastic eggs. See if your child can spell Jesus with the letters they find!
Put a Bible verse in each egg. Read them together each night leading up to Easter. THESE CARDS would work great.
Draw a small cross on a piece of paper. Cut it out. Place 3 egg halves on the table. Have your child close their eyes. Hide the cross under one of the eggs. Have them open their eyes and guess which egg has the hidden cross underneath!
Try THIS SIMPLE version of Resurrection Eggs for Preschoolers.
Egg Cross Challenge
Challenge your children to use plastic eggs and put them into the shape of a cross. Make several in different sizes and color patterns.
He is Risen Hunt
Use THIS FREE PRINTABLE to cut out the letters to spell the phrase “He is Risen!” Place the cut-out letters in plastic eggs and hide. Use the rest of the printable to help your kids spell out the phrase once all of the eggs have been found.
Easter Story Action Egg Hunt (Free Printable!)
Hide the following movements written on small pieces of paper (GRAB A FREE PRINTABLE HERE) and put one inside each plastic egg. Pick an egg and read the movement out loud >> then do it!
- The disciple Peter denied that he knew Jesus 3 times. Do 3 push-ups.
- There were 12 disciples. Do 12 jumping jacks.
- Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Jump up and down 30 times.
- Jesus prayed in the garden. Walk on your knees around the room.
- Lay on the ground and stretch out in the shape of a cross. Jump back up and repeat 5 times.
- March like a soldier guarding the tomb.
- Roll on the ground like the stone rolling away from the tomb where Jesus laid.
- Fly like an angel who appeared to the women when the tomb was empty.
- Jesus was in the tomb for 3 days. Spin around 3 times.
- Act like you just saw Jesus for the first time after He rose from the dead.
- Run around the house shouting “He is risen!”.
- Jesus ascended into heaven. Stretch your body as high as you can.
I hope you found some simple ideas here to have Christ-centered fun with your kids or Sunday School class or whoever!
Praying peace for your hearts and homes.