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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!
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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.
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.
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!
There are basically two Christian Easter egg hunt ideas for in the dark.
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
Other fun Christian Easter Games
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.
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.
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!
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!
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