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This Christ-Centered Easter Tradition is a simple way to teach your family about the symbols of Easter.
A Christ-Centered Easter Tradition
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 the Easter egg hunts, finding baskets and going on an Easter picnic. (Have you read about 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.
We love spending one night before Easter talking about the symbols of Easter or some years, we do one each night for 12 Days of Easter.
Tip: Have a spiritual Easter egg hunt! Make a game out of it and hide the eggs first before discussing each object.
What you need for 12 Eggs of Easter:
- 12 plastic 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 can get a download here.
- You can do this activity as the 12 Days of Easter or all at once. Hide them for an egg hunt and then talk about each object.
12 Eggs of Easter
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.
The 12 Objects or Easter Symbols Needed
- 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
Printable Eggs + Cards
To make this Easter activity easy to follow, I’ve created 12 Eggs of Easter printable cards & symbols list that have the scripture verses printed out that coordinate with each egg.
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
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.
And the second color option:
I hope you have a wonderful, Christ-centered Easter season!
Check out the Easter archives for more festive ideas.