Christian Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

christian easter egg hunts

For the past several years, my sister-in-law and I have teamed up to have an Easter egg hunt for our families. No matter the weather, and yes, it can be a bit unpredictable here in Ohio, we head out to the backyard and the kids have a great time searching for eggs. In all the years of doing these Easter egg hunts, we’ve enjoyed many variations of the hunt. While we haven’t tried out all of the following ideas, today I wanted to share a few Christian Easter Egg hunt ideas with you.

1. Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

I’ve seen all sorts of ideas on Pinterest with glow in the dark sticks placed inside Easter eggs, but we all know that glow in the dark sticks don’t last long, right? The Egglo eggs are fabulous for teaching children about the True Light of the world!

glow in the dark eggs

The original creator of Egglo eggs, Darcie Cobos, has the biggest heart for children I’ve ever seen. I asked her to share a little about this beautiful idea so you could catch her vision for this unique product:

Egglo Eggs help children discover the TRUE meaning of Easter through an interactive glow-in-the-dark egg hunt.

The time between Good Friday and Easter Sunday is symbolically a period of darkness as we contemplate Jesus’ sacrifice and await His resurrection. I saw this as a teachable moment to highlight the idea that Jesus is the light in a dark world.  The Bible refers to God as light and it’s an easy message for kids to understand. We experience the first glow-in-the-dark egg hunt based on John 1:4-5,

“In him was life, and that life was the light of mankind. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Egglo Eggs were designed for families and churches to teach about Jesus in a way that really appeals to children.   At my church, our attendance for the Easter egg hunt had dwindled to about 50 kids. With a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, we have attracted between 300 and 400 people in the last two years. It’s been very successful and very well-received.  Egglo Eggs are keepsake reminders for children that Jesus is the light of the world. – Darcie Cobos

Special thanks to Darcie for sharing her beautiful story with us and I’d love it if you’d check out her fabulous product and ideas!

One idea I wanted to add to Darcie’s is that often the Easter egg hunts stop once kids reach the preteen or teen years. I think a glow-in-the-dark hunt would be a hit with youth groups everywhere!

2. Puzzle Hunt

Purchase a beautiful Easter puzzle and place one piece in each of the eggs. After the hunt, as children sort and empty their eggs, place the puzzle pieces in a pile and work the puzzle when finished sorting. The Happy Easter puzzle from Dayspring or the Jesus is Alive! activity set would be wonderful additions for this type of hunt!


Really Woolly – John 3:16 – Easter Puzzle

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Easter – Jesus Is Alive – Children’s Activity Set

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

3. Jelly Bean Poem Hunt

The Jelly Bean Poem is an old poem you can attach to a pack of jelly beans. The original author of the poem is not known, but you can use eggs the color of the jelly beans and have the children find the eggs in phases as you read the poem aloud. You may not want to use EVERY color of the jelly bean rainbow or you might have one very long hunt on your hands. But you get the idea! You can find the Jelly Bean Poem printable here .

4. Resurrection Egg Hunt

To follow the Resurrection story from the beginning of the hunt to the end, use these Resurrection Eggs! Each egg provides the next clue to explain the path of Jesus from his arrest to the empty tomb. First, draw a map of your designated story path, then hide the eggs in order along the path. As you travel the path with the children, give them the opportunity to spot the eggs and choose one child to open the egg. The instructions for each step of the story are included with this entire kit or you can make your own.

Easter – Resurrection Eggs – Easter Activity Set

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

I’d love to read about your ideas for Christian Easter egg hunts or other Easter traditions.

What is your favorite family Easter tradition?

Rachel

HUGE $5 Sale at Dayspring- Perfect for Spring Needs!

dayspring flash sale
TODAY ONLY!

My friends at Dayspring are having an incredible $5 sale today that I really wanted to pass on to you! I don’t typically post a “for sale” blog article, but this sale was too good to pass up because it has so many great things I would typically recommend to you!!

Here are some of the items you can get for only $5 JUST TODAY, 3/18/15!

Use these in Easter baskets….


The Beginner’s Bible – Jesus – Crayola Color Wonder Coloring Pad and M – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc


Easter – Jesus Is Alive – Children’s Activity Set – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc


Easter – Really Woolly – Inspirational Children’s Book – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Add a Scripture Tea Bag to this mug!


Lyrics for Life – Mighty to Save – Christian Mug – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc


Hope and a Future – Pen and Stationery with Tray – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Tuck in a free printable CHAT prayer model bookmark with this journal.


Times of Refreshing – Christian Journal – $5.00

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Also, if you want to get a jump on Mother’s Day:

I hope you’ll take advantage of this $5 sale today ONLY!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Rachel

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Who Is Jesus to Me?

**Post includes book giveaway

Do you think of Jesus as a friend? Your Savior? A good man who lived thousands of years ago?

Because what you believe about Jesus defines who you are.

For the March Bible reading challenge here on the blog, we finished Hebrews and we’re in the book of James. Yesterday I read this verse again and I’ve always found it very interesting:

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! James 2:18

Believing Jesus is the Son of God isn’t all there is to know about Jesus, right?
jesus is

How I Came to Know Jesus

I grew up in a Christian home and my mama took me to church the first week I was born. At 6 years of age, I walked down the aisle of a Baptist church and told the pastor I wanted to get baptized. I remember afterwards my dad asking me “Have you been saved?” Honestly, I had no idea what “saved” meant. All I knew was that I loved Jesus and wanted him to always be with me and that I was sorry for my sin. I knew that he had forgiven me and I wanted others to know how much I loved Jesus. From what I could understand, getting baptized would show folks that. So being a very logical and faith-filled 6 year old girl, I wanted to get baptized. No one asked me if I wanted to do it; I just knew it was my next step. I also remember being so nervous to walk in front of everyone that I went to the bathroom just before the pastor invited folks to come to the front. Just to make sure my nerves didn’t get the best of me, you know.

I’m still learning who Jesus is every day. Relationships work that way. It wasn’t until I was into my twenties that I really began to understand how much God really loved me and how to start purposely learning to live for Him. At that point, I started to move from striving to thriving.

Understanding Who Jesus Is as a Preteen and Teen


Jesus Is Student Edition: Discovering Who He Is Changes Who You Are

Recently I was given the privilege of reviewing the student version of a book, Jesus Is ___________, by Judah Smith. When I was a 10-14 year old,the targeted age for this book, I didn’t have a ton of Christian books to read. Of course, back then, we used The World Encyclopedia set (still sitting on the bookshelf in my dad’s house today!) for our school research and we were blessed to own a beautiful set of Bible storybooks. Two of them, actually.

But we didn’t have anything like this-Jesus Is ______ book by Judah Smith. I came to know who Jesus is through reading the Bible and spending time getting to know him. But wow, I see so much potential in quickly understanding more about Jesus from this wonderful book!

Jesus is life. Jesus is grace. Jesus is your friend. And that’s only the beginning!

What Jesus Would Say to Today’s Teen

One of my favorite features in this book is a little section,”What God Might Write in Your Yearbook.” I won’t say which of my children did this, but I actually found a piece of paper in our home that says “Yearbook Signature Practice Sheet.” And it was full of signatures. So I fell in love with this little section of Judah’s book because as a mom, I got a sneak peek at just how important this is to students! Here are a few examples of what God might write in your yearbook:

You make me smile! I love being  a part of your life.

You’re perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing about you.

Guess what? I know your future and it’s awesome!

You Can Win A Copy of the Student Version of Jesus Is __________

Today I’m privileged to be giving away a copy of this cool book. Simply leave a comment answering the question:

How did you come to know who Jesus is?

Giveaway is open through 3/18/15.

Rachel

PS: Judah Smith has a new book, Life Is__________, that only recently released March 3, 2015. I’m currently reading through it. You want to discover how to live life to the fullest? This book holds some incredible instruction on the topic!


Life Is _____.: God’s Illogical Love Will Change Your Existence

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