12 Eggs of Easter- The Easter Story In Eggs

by Melissa

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Teach the Easter Story to kids with this fun and interactive Easter activity! 12 objects and scripture verses make the Easter Story to understand. 


The Easter Story In Eggs- A Favorite Christ-Centered Easter Tradition

So you’re looking for a fun way to teach the Easter story to kids? Or you need a simple way to make Christ the focus of your Easter celebrations? 

I’ve got you covered. 

This 12 Eggs of Easter activity is so fun. So simple. And will help you teach children all about Christ and His resurrection! 

Related: 5 Christ-Centered Easter Traditions 

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Teaching The Easter Story

The 12 Eggs of Easter uses 12 different parts of the Easter story and combines them into a fun and interactive way that children can learn what Easter is really about.

The 12 Eggs of Easter will walk you and your family through the important events of Christ’s last week on Earth.

Each egg will contain an object that represents one part of the story like this: 

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How This Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt Works

There are 3 ways to do this Easter Story activity. 

  1. Hide all the eggs. Have family members find the eggs and then gather back together to open the eggs and talk about the Easter story.
  2. Have all the eggs in a basket and take turns opening the egg and reading the scripture verses that talks about the symbol in each egg.
  3. Similar to a 12 Days of Christmas, you could do a 12 Eggs of Easter, where you open one egg each day on the 12 days before Easter.

Choose whichever way will work best for your family!

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How Much Time Should You Plan For  

I would recommend setting aside about 30 minutes for this Easter activity. Obviously, you might want or more time for the egg hunt and discussion depending on the age of the children who are participating. 

What You Need:

Aren’t these Easter Story companion cards so cute? 

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The 12 Days of Easter Packet With Companion Cards 

Don’t worry about figuring out what scripture verse and symbol goes in each egg. I’ve done the hard work for you and these Easter printables are so cute! 

What You Get: 

  • 12 full color, double-sided Easter eggs ready to print!
  • 2 color versions: pastel and bright
  • 1-Page Easter Story Cheat Sheet (list of scriptures and symbols) 

 >> Get The Easter Story Downloads Here  << 

The 12 Objects Needed:

  1. small cracker
  2. 3 dimes (30 cents)
  3. knotted twine
  4. chunk of soap
  5. thorn
  6. nail and toothpick
  7. dice
  8. rocks and dirt
  9. piece of white cloth
  10. stone
  11. bay leaf or other herbs/spices
  12. nothing; empty

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  1. Gather Easter eggs and symbols 
  2. Print off the Easter Egg Story Companion Cards
  3. Place each object into an egg. (If possible, find an Easter egg that matches the color of the card so that the cards and actual eggs will correspond. This isn’t necessary, but it will help you keep track of all the eggs easier!)
  4. Laminate the cards. (I invested in this inexpensive home laminator that I use all the time! Laminating your cards will make sure you can use them year after year.)
  5. Hide the Easter Eggs and you are ready to begin your hunt! 

More Christ-Centered Easter Ideas

I hope you have a wonderful, Christ-centered Easter season!



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Heather March 24, 2015 - 1:16 am

Melissa, this is perfect! Thank you so, so much for sharing. I will definitely be using this with my boys this year!

Angela March 30, 2015 - 12:58 am

Love this! I wish I’d seen this sooner for my sharing time today, but I am most definitely doing this with my family!


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