An Easter Egg Hunt With A Christian Twist

As children there are few things more exciting than an egg hunt on Easter morning. This year put a religious spin on your hunt and teach your children the reason Christians celebrate the Easter holiday. easter egg hunt

Use the following list of ingredients to fill your Easter eggs. Each item symbolizes something from Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection stories in the Bible.

3 dimes – Judas received 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16)

Cracker – last supper (Matthew 26:17-29)

Chocolate kiss – Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss (Matthew 26:47-49)

Feather – Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crew (Matthew 26:69-75)

Soap – Pilate washed his hands (Matthew 27:24)

Purple cloth – they put a purple robe on Jesus (Matthew 27:28)

Thorn – a crown of thorns was placed upon Christ’s head (Matthew 27:29)

Nail – they nailed him to the cross (John 19:18-19)

Piece of sponge soaked in vinegar – when Christ asked for a drink he was given a sponge with vinegar (John 19:28-30)

Rock – Jesus’ body was laid in a tomb (Matthew 27:57-60)

Piece of tape – after Christ’s death the tomb was sealed (Matthew 27:65-66)

Empty egg – this represents the empty tomb after Christ had risen (Matthew 28:1-9)

After your children have collected the eggs open them and share what each item symbolizes. You might want to read the accompanying scriptures.

If you want to open the eggs in order put different items in different colored eggs or number them with a marker. Then make sure that each child has one of each number. Then they can open their egg at the appropriate time.

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About Teresa McEntire

Teresa McEntire grew up in Utah the oldest of four children. She currently lives in Kuna, Idaho, near Boise. She and her husband Gene have been married for almost ten years. She has three children Tyler, age six, Alysta, four, and Kelsey, two. She is a stay-at-home mom who loves to scrapbook, read, and of course write. Spending time with her family, including extended family, is a priority. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and currently works with the young women. Teresa has a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and taught 6th grade before her son was born. She also ran an own in-home daycare for three years. She currently writes educational materials as well as blogs for Although her formal education consisted of a variety of child development classes she has found that nothing teaches you better than the real thing. She is constantly learning as her children grow and enjoys sharing that knowledge with her readers.