his Christ-Centered Easter Tradition is a simple way to teach your family about the Easter story. With printables and symbols, this is an easy way to learn the Easter story.
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. I 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.
I received a copy of “Easter in a Basket” from a good friend. There were 12 eggs, each containing an object that represents a piece of the Easter story, with scriptures to go along with it. I have since modified it a bit to make it more kid friendly, but the idea is the same.
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 an 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 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
The 12 Days of Easter
You can use the below scripture references and objects to guide you through the 12 Days of Easter. If you’d like to save yourself some time, you can get an instant download here that has printable cards for each day.
Printable Eggs + Cards
Feel free to grab an instant download here of this 12 Days of Easter Tradition.
What’s included: 12 full color, double sided Easter eggs. There are 2 color options: pastel and bright. Print them out on cardstock and then you’ll have a decoration (for the mantle) or for a sharing time or Family Home Evening lesson. There are so many ways to use these!
This is what the 12 Eggs of Easter printables look like:
And the second color option.
You’ll notice the scripture verses on printed on the back of each egg for easy reading! And the downloads are ready for double-sided print.
If you want to learn more simple ways to bring Christ in Easter, plus tons of fun family ideas, grab a copy of Let’s Celebrate Easter! Simple and Inspiring Ideas to Help You Create a Christ-Centered & Memorable Easter! Get it here.
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
I hope you have a wonderful, Christ-centered Easter season!
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