5 Little Monsters: He is Risen Easter Egg Activity

He is Risen Easter Egg Activity

I am really late getting this post up since Easter is only a few days away but I still wanted to share it. This is really simple Easter activity that focuses on Christ and his resurrection and is a great way to discuss the spiritual side of Easter with kids in a fun, interactive way. It isn't really anything new, I have seen lots of versions of this activity on the internet but this is the version my family has used for many years. And even though Easter is only a few days away it is super easy to put together so there is still time.

I was waiting to post it until I could make it prettier, I wanted to print off a nice paper with all of the scriptures and put little vinyl letters on the eggs instead of writing them on with a sharpie. It ended up being one of those times that nothing went smoothly. My printer kept jamming and wouldn't work. My computer decided it didn't want to connect to my Cricut. I was getting really frustrated with things not working the way I had planned when I stopped and realized that it didn't really matter. The pretty paper and vinyl numbers were not that important, they may look nicer but my kids would like the activity just as much with handwritten papers and Sharpie numbers.

For this activity you need a dozen plastic easter eggs and a variety of small items to put inside. Each egg contains a strip of paper with a scripture from the New Testament that tells a part of the Easter story, mostly from Matthew, and an item that goes along with the scripture. My mom always kept our set of eggs in an egg carton but I usually buy eggs in larger packages and didn't have a dozen carton so I just put mine in a small basket.

He Is Risen Easter Egg Activity

You will need:

  • 12 plastic Easter eggs
  • a permanent marker (or small vinyl numbers 1-12)
  • list of scriptures
  • a small cup
  • 3 dimes
  • small piece of twine or rope
  • small piece of soap
  • scrap of red cloth
  • small nail
  • pair of dice
  • small broken rocks
  • strip of white cloth
  • smooth, round, flat rock
  • spices


Print the list of scriptures and cut into strips.

Write numbers 1-12 on the eggs. 

Fill the eggs with the scripture strips and the following items:

Egg 1

Matthew 26:39 and a small cup

"if it be possible let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."

Egg 2

Matthew 26:14-15 and 3 dimes

"And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver"

Egg 3

Matthew 27:1-2 and a small piece of knotted rope

"And when they had bound him, they led him away"

Egg 4

Matthew 27:24-26 and a piece of soap

"...he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude"

Egg 5

Matthew 27:28-30 and a scrap of red cloth

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe"

Egg 6

Matthew 27:31-32 and a small nail

"and led him away to crucify him"

Egg 7

Matthew 27:35 and a pair of dice

"And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots"

Egg 8

Matthew 27:50-51, 54 and small broken rocks

"and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent"

Egg 9

Matthew 27:58-60 and a strip of white cloth

"he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth"

Egg 10

Matthew 27:60, 65-66 and a smooth, round, flat rock

"and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre"

Egg 11

Mark 16:1, Matthew 28:2-5 and a small packet of spices (I put some Italian seasoning in a piece of plastic wrap and wrapped it up)

"and bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him"

Egg 12

Matthew 28:6 (I wrote 16 in the picture but that is not right, the pdf has the correct scripture) and nothing else, this egg is to be left empty

"He is not here: for he is risen"

My kids really enjoy this activity and it is a great way to teach they real reason we celebrate Easter.

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