The 12 Eggs of Easter (or Resurrection Eggs Story) is a fun Christ-Centered Easter tradition that will teach children all about the Easter Story.
Easter Egg Story of Jesus
Are you looking for a fun Christ-Centered Easter tradition? Teaching the Easter story with resurrection eggs is one of our my kid's favorite Easter activities!
A few years ago, I realized that I wanted to do a little more to make our Easter celebrations more Christ-Centered. Don't get me wrong. We love our 6 favorite Simple Easter Traditions.
But, Easter means so much more when we dedicate more of our time to celebrate the real reason for the holiday. After all, because of Easter, we have a perfect plan of happiness and can live with our family members again after we die.
What Are Resurrection Eggs?
Our Easter story eggs contain 12 parts of the Easter story- each broken into small sections that are easy for kids to understand.
Each egg contains a small object or symbols of Easter plus a scripture verse about a part of the Easter story.
As you read and talk about each symbol and scripture, you'll learn the Easter story!
How to do this Easter Lesson Idea
There's a few different ways to talk about the Christian story of easter eggs. Choose which option is best for the stage your family is in!
- 12 Days of Easter- open one egg each night before Easter.
- Easter Egg Hunt - hide all the eggs. Let kids find them and then go through each egg.
- Church lesson- Resurrections eggs LDS church lessons are another perfect way to use this!
More Christ-Centered Easter Ideas
Besides this Easter idea, here's some other popular Easter ideas that will help you focus on Christ.
- M&M Easter Poem Tags
- 5 Super Easy Ways to Keep Christ In Easter
- How To Do A Family-Friendly Last Supper/Passover Dinner
Resurrection Easter Eggs
The 12 Eggs of Easter will talk you and your family through the important events of Christ's last week on Earth. Each egg will contain an object that represents the scripture verses read for each day.
Supplies for Resurrection Eggs Lesson:
- 12 plastic Easter eggs
- 12 objects listed below (feel free to modify any)
- a basket to put all the eggs in
- 12 Eggs of Easter Cards with all the scriptures and text for each day.
You'll Need These 12 Objects For Each Egg:
- small cracker
- 3 dimes (30 cents)
- knotted twine
- chunk of soap
- nail and toothpick
- rocks and dirt
- piece of white cloth
- bay leaf or other herbs/spices
- nothing; empty
Egg 1 -The Sacrament Symbolizes Christ’s Sacrifice
- object in egg: small cracker representing the Sacrament
- scripture references: Matthew 26:26-28, 3 Nephi 20:3-4, 6-8, 3 Nephi 26:13
DIY Resurrection Eggs Printables
To make this Easter activity SUPER easy to do, I've created these adorable 12 Eggs of Easter printable cards & symbols list. Each card has the scripture verse that coordinates with each object.
And He went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, “Oh my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Matthew 26:39
This is what the 12 Eggs of Easter printables look like:
You'll notice the scripture verses are printed on the back of each colorful egg for easy reading! You can laminate them to make sure they last year after year.
You also get a quick list of Easter symbols and scriptures for easy reference you can print on a regular sheet of paper.