Friday, April 15, 2011

Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt

One of our family's favorite Easter traditions is this Easter egg hunt activity that reminds us of Christ's atoning sacrifice.

Gather 12 plastic easter eggs and number them with a marker or stickers.  In each egg place an object and a scripture written on a small piece of paper.  The objects and scriptures are as follows:

1. 3 dimes - Judas received 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16)
2.  Cracker- last supper (Matthew 26:17-29)
3.  Chocolate kiss - Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss (Matthew 26:47-49)
4.  Feather - Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crew (Matthew 26:69-75)
5. Soap - Pilate washed his hands (Matthew 27:11-24)
6.  Purple cloth - they put a purple robe on Jesus (Matthew 27:27,28)
7.  Thorn - a crown of thorns was placed upon Christ's head (Matthew 27:29-31)
8.  Nail - they nailed him to the cross (John 19:17-19)
9.  Piece of sponge soaked in vinegar- when Christ asked for a drink he was given a sponge with vinegar (John 19:25-30)
10.  Small bag of spices or a few cloves-  Jesus' body is wrapped in linen and spices.           (Matthew 27:38-40)
11.  Rock - after Christ's death the tomb was sealed (Matthew 27:60-66)
12.  Empty - this represents the empty tomb after Christ had risen (Matthew 28:1-9)
For your easter activity, hide the eggs and let the children find them.  Open them one by one in order, read the scripture and discuss what the object represents.   

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