Our family loves to have fun! These Christian Easter games can be used for the same for your family, Sunday School class, or other Easter get-togethers.
Each has a Scripture basis to use and brief instructions as well as Bible lessons for children.
Resurrection Eggs can be used for fun Christian Easter games that can be used as a review of the Easter Story. You can teach through the story of the Resurrection Eggs and then use this as a fun review.
Place all twelve eggs with their contents closed inside in the middle of the group. Have one child at a time open an egg and tell what its meaning is in the Easter story. The key is that the eggs must be opened in order to win the game.
If the first child opens an egg that is not the first, they must close it and place it back in the middle. The second child does the same. Each time children must remember where that piece is while reviewing the parts of the Easter story each time.
When someone can open each in order sharing the Easter Story, everyone wins for a big treat! Make sure your Resurrection Eggs are not numbered or marked on the outside, and you may want to mix up the pieces in different color eggs than when you told the story. This just depends on the age of your children and how much challenge they need.
Another fun Easter game to play with Resurrection Eggs is to play a game of memory match. In half the eggs place a small object and in the other half of the eggs place a Scripture that goes with the item. Kids will open two eggs at a time hoping they match a Bible verse with the correct item. What's inside the egg must be shown to all players. If they get a match, they get to hold on to the eggs. If they don't, they place the eggs back in the exact same spot and try to remember where they are for the next time.
To keep eggs from rolling around, place eggs in open egg cartons during play.
There are basically two ways to play Christian Easter games hiding eggs in the dark.
For younger children, use glow-in-the-dark Easter Eggs for the hunt. Take a glow stick bracelet or other small glow stick item and place in each egg. These can be their prizes at the end! Depending on the age of the children, hide these glow-in-the-dark Easter Eggs in the open or inside, under, or behind objects.
For older children, use regular Easter Eggs for a fun hunt in the dark. Give each child a flashlight to spotlight the eggs with as they find them! This is what we will be doing with our "kids" ages 18-26! :)
Depending on the weather and safety, these Christian Easter games may be done outside at night or inside a dark house or church building. The main key is to point out to them that Jesus is the Light and has called us to be lights in this dark world!
Memorizing one or more of the following Bible verses would be a great contest to win a prize and also hide not only eggs, but God's Word in the hearts of your kids:
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14 NIV
"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 NIV
"In Him was life, and that life was the light of men." John 1:4 NIV
"When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12 NIV
This Easter game will require one empty Easter basket and an empty plastic Easter egg for each child.
Have the children form a circle around the Easter basket and then take 1 step backing away from the basket. Ask them if they think they can toss their eggs and back it into the basket. Then ask each to think of things that are easy for them to do all by themselves. These will vary according to their ages but may be along the lines of hopping on one foot, brushing their teeth, etc. It could be almost anything.
Now ask them if they think they are able to toss their egg into the basket. They should be close enough that it is easy.
Continue making it more difficult such as making them take 5 giant steps away from the basket and think of things that are possible for them to do by themselves, but may be more difficult. Have them try again to toss their eggs into the basket. Talk about why it was harder this time.
By now you get the idea; this can be repeated how ever many times you would like varying the distance and difficulty each time.
Finally, have them so far away from the basket that it is impossible for them to throw their egg and make it into the basket. They'll want to try, but after they have realized there is no way they can, get them to the point of telling you that it is impossible!
Read to them the story of Jesus and the rich young ruler from Matthew 19:16-25. (Save verse 26 until after discussion.) Discuss with them how people wanted to know how to have eternal life and make it to Heaven. Tell them, "The people listened to Jesus and decided it was impossible for them just like it seems impossible for you to toss your egg into the basket now because it is so far away!"
Now read Matthew 19:26 - "Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”
Point out to the kids that because they are so far away from the basket, they can't do it by themselves just like because of our sin, we are too far away from being perfect and able to get to heaven by our own efforts.
You pick the basket up now and bring the basket to them allowing them to place their egg inside. Explain that Jesus left His home in Heaven and came to earth to live a perfect, sinless life as a man, died on the cross, and was raised from the dead by the power of God to make away for us to be saved from sin and hell. He brought the Kingdom of God to us when we were too far away, and when we believe and trust Him by accepting His gift of grace and placing our lives in His hands, He makes the impossible possible! Now that's worth celebrating!!!
Christian Easter games are a great way to share the message of the Gospel!
It seems Easter is a wonderful time of "finding!" Kids hunt for Easter Eggs, find surprises in their baskets, and best of all it's a time of finding God's love through the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
This little Christian Easter game can be done before or after hunting eggs or all by itself just for fun! This is basically using the colors of the Easter eggs as an "I Spy" something God made game to help kids focus that the true celebration of Easter is about seeking and knowing God through Jesus our Savior!
If it's before hunting Easter eggs, hold up an Easter egg of each color or have children choose an egg of a certain color and talk about all the things God made that are that particular color.
As they are hunting Easter eggs, have them shout out something God made that is the color of the egg that they see - "I spy a yellow egg that is yellow like the sun God made!" or "I spy a blue egg that is blue like the ocean God made!"
After finding all the eggs, have the children sit and hold one of their eggs in their hands as you pray as a group. Have the children thank God for something He made that is the color of the egg they are holding. At the end have everyone say thank you to God for Jesus because He is the reason for Easter!