This Christ-Centered Easter Tradition is a simple way to teach your family about the true Easter story. Cheerful printables and activities make teaching children about Easter fun and meaningful!
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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 – one of 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.
So that’s when I got to work creating a Christ-centered Easter tradition that focuses on Jesus Christ and the true Easter story.
The 12 Eggs of Easter
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 about the Easter story.
Here’s how it works:
One night before Easter, plan to talk about the symbols of Easter and the Easter story. We usually do this on a Sunday or Monday evening when we have more time together as family.
Tip: Have an Easter egg hunt! Make a game out of it and hide the eggs first before discussing each object.
What You Need:
- 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 can get a download here.
This is what the cards look like:
Once you have gathered the eggs and symbols and printed off the Easter egg cards, you’re ready to assemble!
Place each object into a plastic 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!
Tip: Laminate the Easter Egg cards so that you can use them year after year. I invested in a cheap home laminator for projects like these.)
How To Teach
Set aside a night before Easter or open one egg each day on the 12 days leading up to Easter. I recommend doing this activity in one night, so that you can focus on the Holy Week activities.
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 Scripture Cards
Get an instant download here that has printable cards for each day including the scripture verses and object.
12 full color, double sided Easter eggs. There are 2 color options: pastel and bright. Print them out on card stock and then you’ll have a decoration (for the mantle) or for a church lesson or Family Home Evening lesson. There are so many ways to use these!
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.
More Christ-Centered Easter Ideas
If you want to learn more simple ways to bring Christ in Easter, plus tons of fun family ideas, grab a copy of our ebook:
Celebrate Simpler: Easter!
Simple and Inspiring Ideas to Help You Create a Christ-Centered & Memorable Easter!
I hope you have a wonderful, Christ-centered Easter season!