How to make and use Resurrection Eggs

It’s Throwback Thursday, and about time (or am I behind on this too?)  to turn our thoughts to Easter… and a fun way to do that is through using Resurrection Eggs.  Want to make and use your own?  continue reading below. 🙂

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These are some of my favorite Easter possessions, and I have used them for years with my own family, and with just about every group I have the privilege to stand before and serve… from toddlers to adult women.  They can be done as elaborately or as simply as you desire, and are always a good way to retell the beautiful Easter story.  I’m reposting this, just in case any new reader wants her/his own set of Resurrection Eggs. 🙂


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.

PS: The first 12 are the “regular Resurrection Eggs” – and the last 6 are of how we can apply this resurrection Truth to our daily lives – especially good to use with older children and adults.

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. Thank you so much for your uplifting blog and wonderful Easter ideas. I am going to be using the resurrection eggs tomorrow at church to teach the primary children ages 3-12 the true meaning of Easter.