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!
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!
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?