Are you looking for ideas that are faith-filled or Christ-centered during this Easter season? I know how difficult it can be to try to balance the fun of Easter bunnies and eggs filled with candy while also celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We have found some fun Christ-centered Easter activities that you can easily combine with a traditional Easter Egg hunt with Mr. Cotton Tail.
Check out the links below of ideas for your family to see which one best works for you. Feel free to take ideas that you like, alter them or come up with your own.
Easter Scavenger Hunt
1. Scavenger Hunt Cards
Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get kids moving and provides a little mystery and excitement. It’s a mix of a game while also learning more about the resurrection and being rewarded with a treat at the end.
We love this printable from Happy Home Fairy. Visit their page to get the free printable. Not able to print it? Just use your phone and screenshot each card to a different image.
Examples of where to place cards:
- Put Card #1 in a plastic Easter egg and place outside your child’s bedroom door (or somewhere obvious for first thing in the morning).
- Put Card #2 in a plastic Easter egg and place by a banana.
- Put Card #3 in a plastic Easter egg and place under a chair in your kitchen.
- Put Card #4 in a plastic Easter egg and place by a lamp in your house.
See the full list of cards by visiting Happy Home Fairy.
2. Scavenger Hunt List
With this Scavenger Hunt from Home Sweet Road, you can have the children find the items listed that represents the resurrections story and once the all have been collected, you can then go over what each item represents.
Following the Scavenger Hunt you may decide to provide them a treat basket as a reward.
Visit the Home Sweet Road website to download the FREE Easter Scavenger Hunt Pdf.
Easy Easter Object Lessons
1. Jelly Bean Gospel
This simple jelly bean gospel activity goes over the Christ-centered story while combining a treat for the kids.
You can download this free printable through the Children’s Ministry website.
2. Easter Egg Colors
This is super simple and can easily be done after doing a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. Sit down with your children and have them take out the corresponding egg color as you discuss the meaning for each.
See the full printable by visiting Creative Bible Study.
Resurrections Eggs Ideas
Share the story of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by using plastic Easter eggs that are filled with items that you can find in your home or ones that you can construct to explain the Easter story.
More Resurrection Eggs Ideas
Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt Idea
Why not have a glow-in-the-dark Easter Egg hunt? This can be in addition to a day-light egg hunt. You can purchase cheap glow bracelets at a dollar store and tie them in a knot and put in plastic Easter eggs.
Hide these eggs at night and let the kids loose to collect a certain amount of eggs that you decide on. After the hunt, gather the kids and talk about how Jesus is the light of the world and because He lives we can have new life through Him. You can even have an Easter Egg that is empty to represent the empty tomb.
John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
Here is another idea you can use at night with kids and families. Encourage each family to bring their own flashlights to your hunt.
Assign different color eggs to each child to allow them to really search for their egg color and not just focus on trying to collect as much eggs as they can.
Share with families that the flashlight helps them find eggs tonight, but Jesus is the light of the world and through him we don’t have to walk in darkness, we can look to him for light and knowledge. John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”