Christian Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

 

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.

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!

Happy Easter – 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’m looking forward to a celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord. I hope your family is too!

Rachel

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5 Comments

  1. Nice ideas, Rachel. We’ve been using the Resurrection Easter Eggs for years now. We all enjoy the tradition and its focus.

  2. We’ve had resurrection eggs for years, and used them to tell the Easter story, and also used them to offer an invitation to receive Jesus. The kids who found the eggs that are part of the Resurrection Eggs would bring them up to the front as it helped illustrate the story in the Benjamin’s Box story for each egg. They’d open the egg in turn and hold up the object in the egg. This would happen until the story was read, and then after the story was read, the Gospel was presented and the children would have an opportunity to receive Christ and then would be counseled to determine their understanding of receiving Christ.

  3. Danielle F says:

    I saw that little puzzle @ CBD and thought it was adorable, but thought my kids were a little too old for it. I LOVE the idea of using it for an egg hunt! I may have to buy it now 🙂 Thanks

  4. Looking forward to trying some of these great ideas! Maybe even trying a different one each day between Good Friday and Easter! Thank you Rachel!

  5. Thank you Rachel, these are really nice ideas. I’m definitely going to look into what I can do with these on my side of the world. Thanks again.

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