Preparing for Easter: DIY Resurrection Eggs

I’m still enjoying my time at my sister’s, so I thought I would share a favorite Easter activity: Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs. They can be done as elaborately or as simply as you desire, and are always a good way to retell the beautiful Easter story.


Years ago I made our family a set of “Resurrection Eggs” to teach the Truth of Easter. This was before the time of blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, and the only advertisement for Resurrection eggs was in a mail-out from a Christian book store. I thought it was such a creative idea… but the purchased ones were quite expensive, considering that the main cost investment to make my own would only be the 12 plastic eggs. So I researched the Scriptures, found some symbolic trinkets and make my own. It was a fun way to focus on a story we know so well that we tend to overlook the precious details. I’ve used them every year since – even in teaching adult women. {In my opinion, you’re never too old to enjoy the wonders of the Scriptures!}

We used these eggs in our home each year as “toys” for games and quiet times. Some days I would hide the eggs in the yard or house, then when all were collected, we’d open them and tell the story. They can also be used to teach number sequence. You could even use them as an “Easter Advent” count down to Easter – opening one or two eggs each day working up to the empty tomb egg on Easter morning. We have lots of memories attached to our humble little homemade Resurrection Egg set…

Want to make your own set? Copy and cut apart the Scriptures and stories below. Gather something {small enough to fit in an egg} that represents each specific event, gather 12 eggs and an egg carton, and start stuffing.  If you have young children at home, let them help you find each item around the house. If you can’t find a specific item, draw or print a picture of it. We’ve used various items for each egg, since the contents often get lost in use.   If you are blessed to live near a hobby or craft store, check the “miniature” section for ideas.  Ask God for creativity and enjoy sharing this Truth of Easter with those around you in this fun and unique way.

Click here for the downloadable PDF.  Print on colored paper and follow the directions on page 1.   May you be blessed as you focus on each of the 18 parts of the beautiful story of Easter!


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  1. I found a set at a garage sale last year for $1. Cooper and I have been going through them for our morning Bible time. He loves opening the eggs and seeing what’s inside and then holding it while I read him the story that goes along with it.

  2. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing this. We will be in Florida for Spring Break on Easter and I have been struggling with how to make it a special and important day…we will be with another family from church and we have agreed to watch LifeChurch.TV online, but it’s still different than the real thing. Also all the kids are teens, and I really want them to think about the eternal importance of this day…thought of bringing the Passion movie too. Anyway I think i will do this and take it with us. Thanks again! Sheila