Church Easter Egg Hunt Idea & Printable Gospel Booklet

Story of Jesus

This guest post was contributed by Jen Rhine who severs as children’s ministry director at Crossings Community Church in Columbia, PA.

I created this because we often use egg hunts to invite children to the church at Easter but we do not really use the opportunity to teach about Jesus. I decided to try to use the egg hunt as a family teaching time. I see parents drop off kids and never interact as a family at church. I am working to gently guide parents to interact with their kids and talk to them about Jesus.

I also had a big bin of eggs filled with prizes for DVDs, candy, stickers, and tatoos and used a spinner I found at Oriental Trading Company. The kids would get to pick out the amount of eggs based on the number from the spinner. So they went home with candy and prizes too!

You’ll need to download and print these two files to get started

Directions for Egg Hunt

Each child picks up 1 egg of each color and puts it inside his or her bag. I placed a strip of paper inside each child’s bag that showed each color as a guide for young children. (PDF included)

Children went to tables and opened the eggs as they worked on their coloring books with their parents.

Color Story Bible verses

Blue- Jesus is born in the manger

Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

*stickers- Jesus is born!

Purple- Jesus performed many miracles and taught people about God

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

*loaves and fish candy fun pack (fruit chews) 36/2375 6.99 for 46 at Oriental Trading Company

Red- Jesus died on the cross

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

*cross necklaces

Pink- the tomb is empty

Matthew 28:6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

*nothing!

Orange- Jesus ascended into heaven

Act 1:9 After he said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

*Bubbles PL-36/1091 5.99 for 48 at Oriental Trading Company

White – Jesus forgives us

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

*cross erasers

Green – Jesus helps us grow

I Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby;

*flower bulb

Yellow – Jesus invites us to live in heaven

Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

*gold coins (gold coin gum melts less than gold coin chocolates)


Comments

  1. says

    I am excited to use this at our Easter Sneak Peek. Each year we change out the activities and this is a great one that allows families to work together with the littlest ones, while the older children who read can do most of it on their own.

    As for the red eggs, I didn’t want to buy 100 when we’re rotating kids through in groups of 30 and they return the eggs, but a salesperson at a teacher supply store suggested spray paint! Brilliant if it sticks…

  2. Susan says

    I am excited about doing this with our kids. Any suggestions on where to purchase red and white Easter eggs? I can only find the other colors.

    • Mary says

      We got white eggs from Century Novelties online. Red eggs were just too darned expensive, so we substituted “two color” eggs (we mismatched them) for the red.

  3. Robyn Cowdrey says

    Thank you for the inspiration. I just bought a dozen empty plastic eggs to symbolically share the Easter story with some of our Primary children at church then googled for some ideas of what to put in them. This has been a great help to spread The Word.

  4. Rebecca says

    I am SO EXCITED to be sharing this with our Children’s Church this Easter Sunday. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this amazing idea!!!

  5. Sara Joy says

    This idea is great! I think it would even be great for talking with 2 year olds about Jesus, The resurrection eggs can be harder for the little ones to understand. Thank you for sharing! Also on the purple egg it just lists the verses I believe it should say Matt. 14:17-21. Just to help out. Thank you again. God Bless and have a wonderful Easter! Sara Joy

  6. says

    I love how this brings a fresh new way to present the message of the gospel colored bead bracelets, and the trinkets inside are a great idea. Much better than just candy.

    Thanks for sharing the creativity,
    Brad

  7. B H Burton says

    The lessons and activities I have viewed, so far, are excellent!
    The Sun. Sch. lessons are thankfully geared to different ages, are easy to understand, and relevant.
    I hope to be able to give this site more time in order to bring good lessons to my class! BB

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