Kids young and old enjoy a good hunt, so why not multi-purpose those plastic Easter eggs and incorporate Scripture! Here are variety of ideas that can be geared up or down depending on the age or ability of your child(ren):
Fill eggs with…
Fill eggs with nothing, except for one egg that has a picture of something or somewhere in your home. For example, the picture could be a googled image of a refrigerator. When the child finds the egg with the picture, it’s the clue to where you’ve hidden an Easter Bible story book or the Bible with the Easter passage marked to read aloud. Scroll down for the “copy and paste” fridge picture, ready for your use.
Bible Verse Words
Fill eggs with words from a verse and help them assemble the Scripture after they find the eggs. Scroll down for the “copy and paste” version, ready for your use.
Bible Story Sentences
Fill eggs with sentences from the Easter story and help them order the story and read it after finding the eggs.
Coded Number Clue
Fill eggs with nothing, except for a coded number clue in one egg. Use a simple code (such as each number corresponding with a letter in the alphabet (A=1, B=2, etc) and write the letters of a number of someone they can call or text (enlist a friend or other extended family member for this) for the next clue. You’ll have previously instructed that person to text back a Bible verse address. Then, the kids can look up the verse(s), read what it says, and the family can discuss it.
Our clue was translated to “Call Aunt Susan!” I had texted her ahead to tell them “Luke 24.”
These ideas could actually be used any time of year with any Scripture or Bible Story!
Look through your copy of Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments for more topical verses to play with!
Feel free to cut and paste these for your own egg hunt:
The angel said to the women,
“Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.
Come and see the place where he lay.
Happy Scripture Hunting!