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Christian Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

These Christian Easter egg hunt ideas will help kids as well as adults find the Good News of Easter! Everyone loves the hide & seek of an Easter egg hunt! Put that together with the Gospel message and you have a "win-win!"

Being in ministry, we were always looking for new opportunities and ways to share the Gospel at our church Easter egg hunt events.  As parents, we wanted to plant the seeds of the Gospel into the lives of our children through the fun of hunting Easter eggs.  And now, as grandparents, we desire to do the same with our grandkids!

Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

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We want to use every opportunity to place our focus back on the true message of the biblical Easter story!  Using fun and creative object lessons, games, and activities are tools that have helped us as we searched for Christian Easter egg hunt ideas.

1 - Easter Egg Hunt Object Lesson

Most families and even churches have an annual Easter Egg Hunt as part of the festivities of Easter.  A few years ago, I wanted to share the  message of the gospel during our hunt using a different method than the Resurrection Eggs; hence came this Easter Egg Hunt object lesson.

Right before the Easter egg hunt, I shared this short object lesson, "Empty to Faith-filled," to help them focus on Jesus and the Good News as they hunted the Easter eggs.  It includes a printable script and video demonstration.

All you need is a basket of empty plastic eggs of different colors and sizes.  Have a bag of candy available to fill one as you talk about the fruit of the spirit and being filled.  Also cut a piece of paper to make a capital E; you will tear or cut the bottom off to make a capital F as a visual to help them remember the Five words from today.  Have a marker or pen handy to write the words on the F.

2 - Gospel Egg Instead of a Golden Egg

Gospel Surprise Easter egg

As our kids were growing up, we were always looking for Christian Easter egg hunt ideas; so we created a "Gospel Egg" - a single resurrection egg or "Promise Egg" to share the gospel story and true meaning of Easter rather than a regular "golden" or surprise egg.  This was before the days we were able to purchase or knew about making Resurrection Eggs, which I am so thankful are popular today!

This is just another way to incorporate the wonderful Easter story message of the Gospel into our celebrations!  Small ones can be made as a great church take-home Easter craft for kids to share with their own families & friends!

This became one our families favorite Easter traditions.  All four of our kids would be excited...and competitive to be the one that found the Gospel Egg

3 - Light in the Dark
Christian Easter Egg hunt ideas

Easter Egg hunt in the dark

There are basically two Christian Easter egg hunt ideas for in the dark.

  1. 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.
  2. For older children, use regular plastic Easter Eggs for a fun hunt in the dark.  Give each child a flashlight to spotlight the eggs 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 egg hunt ideas 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

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4 - Colors of Easter

Easter egg object lesson

Other Christian Easter egg hunt ideas include a variation which consists of dividing the hunt into a color challenge.  Send "hunters" out in rounds searching for specific colors.  To make it fair, challenge them all to find a certain number of each color (3 yellow eggs).

When they have found their three, then they are to help others find their quota and come back together in a group for you to share facts and Bible verses about Jesus.

  1. Purple – Jesus is the King of Kings; He is fully God & rules over all.
  2. Orange – Jesus was fully man; He understands.
  3. Pink – Jesus is Savior; His blood brings forgiveness for our sin when we believe & trust in Him
  4. Green – Jesus gives new life, eternal life.
  5. Blue – Jesus is always with me through His Holy Spirit.
  6. Yellow – Jesus is preparing a home for believers in Heaven.

After you share, send them out for the next color! This will set a kinder tone for the hunt and help the fun last a little longer than the normal "rush" of an Easter egg hunt.

Full Easter colors object lesson with Bible verses is available along with other fun Christian Easter object lessons.

5 - Easter Scavenger Hunt

There are also Christian Easter egg hunt ideas you can do without the "eggs!"  During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have been caught without any eggs.  An Easter scavenger hunt can be just as fun and exciting while also sharing the true meaning of Easter with Bible verses.

An Easter scavenger hunt is a great activity to celebrate Jesus' resurrection!  After all, the women went to the tomb seeking Jesus and found He was alive!  God desires for us to seek after Him - to search and find Him.  He promises to be found when we seek!

6 - Countdown to Easter Egg Hunt

Another fun idea is to use Christian Easter eggs as a meaningful countdown to Easter! Number your eggs 1-12 and then find one each day leading up to Easter with the final egg being the empty one and have an Easter Sunday celebration - "He is risen!" This helps kids (and us!) begin early building our anticipation as we look for our Blessed Hope, and points us to continue to watch for His second coming!

Christian Easter egg hunt ideas

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