DIY Resurrection Eggs

With only days left until Easter, I wanted to share a tradition that we started to celebrate the real meaning of Easter with our children. It also serves as a great reminder to us (the adults) the sacrifice that Jesus Christ went through on our behalf. I have seen this idea in numerous children’s sunday school classes over the years, but just this year I have seen Resurrection Eggs for sale in several stores, including the grocery store! Here are instructions for making your own Resurrection Eggs at home for much less. 
 
DIY Resurrection Eggs
 

Materials:

  • empty egg carton (12 ct.)
  • 12 plastic eggs
  • permanent marker
  • copy of the Resurrection Verses
  • Tiny “memory tokens” for each egg (palm branch, coins, bread, thorn, rope, nails, sponge, dice, spear, cloth, stone)

 

 Directions: 

1. Print out a copy of Resurrection Verses and cut into strips. (*Note: You can also choose to leave them whole and just use the sheet as a reference sheet.)

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2. Number your plastic eggs 1-12, and fold and insert the verse strips (if you choose).

3. Fill each egg with its appropriate “memory token.”

4. Create a Egg Carton Cover for your box and glue or tape it on the top.

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Ways to Use Your Resurrection Eggs:

1. 12 days leading up to Easter. Each day at breakfast or dinner, open an egg, read the verse, and discuss the “memory token.”

2. Story Telling Box. Use your Resurrection Eggs to tell the story of Jesus to your children or children’s sunday school class. Share the “memory tokens” as you read the verses to the children.

3. Gift. Create a box of Resurrection Eggs and give it to your children, family friends, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews for Easter.

4. Teaching Your Child to Share the Easter Story. This is a great ministry tool for parents or teachers to use to equip children to be able to share their faith and the story of Jesus’ resurrection with their friends or family.

5. An Easter Sensory Bin. After you share the Resurrection Eggs as a Story Telling Box, create a sensory bin for your children to discover the objects again on their own. (*Note: You have need to replace a few items with more “child-friendly” items, if you choose to do this. ex. thorns and spear) Place the eggs, without the verses in the bin, and see if they can remember the order of the “memory tokens.”

 

*Printables were designed by Lauren Mills of Mercy Ink Blog/Designs 

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. i had just e-mailed somebody this morning asking where i can get my hands on some resurrection eggs. and she, too, said that we could do them, ourselves. i was totally intimidated at the thought, but your plan here seems quite DO-ABLE! so thank you!!

    found you at the better moms link-up (& glad i did!),
    tanya

    • Tanya- I am SO glad this could be of help you to! :) If you don’t have any of the “memory tokens” around your home you can substitute a simple picture/graphic for now. Very happy to help! :)

  2. Michelle :) says:

    Thanks SO much for sharing Mackenzie!! I’ve been wanting to try making these & I was so excited to see this post in my inbox! :) Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!

  3. Hey there! loved this post, just found your blog, but I couldn’t print your stuff from this post- am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated! I am trying to revamp our holiday traditions!
    Thanks,
    andrea

  4. Hi there! I love your blog! Found you on pinterest and “liked” you on Facebook right away. I love this….I’ve been waiting until this year to incorporate this tradition for my girls! Is there another way I can print the Resurrection Verses? The link in this post comes up as invalid. Thanks so much! :)

  5. The url for your pdf file no longer works, any chance of an update? :)

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