Resurrection Eggs – Teach the Meaning of Easter

Here’s a simple hands-on way to teach kids the meaning of Easter. You can purchase a set of Resurrection Eggs or make your own. We made our set several years back and the kids love opening the eggs and telling the story of Easter over and over again. Make sure you don’t miss out on other Easter projects and follow me on facebook.

Here’s how to make your own set of Resurrection Eggs.


  • 12 plastic Easter Eggs
  • 1 egg carton
  • black permanent marker
  • items to fill each egg


First, number the eggs with 1 through 12 using a permanent marker.

Then fill the eggs accordingly:

  1. 3 dimes – Matt. 26:15  So they counted out thirty coins.
  2. small pieces of twine – John 18:12-13  They bound him and brought him first to Annas.
  3. small leather strip – John 19:1  Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.
  4. small picture printout of a crown of thorns – John 19:2  The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head.
  5. small piece of purple felt – John 19:2 They clothed him in a purple robe.
  6. 2 nails – Acts 2:33 Put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
  7. little piece of sponge – John 19:29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
  8. toothpick with one end colored red – John 19:34 One of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear.
  9. small piece of gauze – John 19:40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen.
  10. color the inside of the egg black with permanent markerMark 15:33 At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
  11. small rock – Mark 16:4 They saw that the stone, which wa very large, had been rolled away.
  12. keep emptyMatt. 28:6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.

Note – Some of the eggs contain small and sharp objects. Keep away from small children.


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