Christian scripture based Easter egg hunt idea
This is a great activity to use for an Easter scripture scavenger hunt to help your children understand the true reason we celebrate the season.
Step 1: Copy/paste the list of scriptures below into your word processor, print them out, and cut out each of the 10 passages.
Step 2: Create a Riddle Me hunt around your home using 10 clues and the picture of the empty tomb for a background. Print it out and cut out the clues.
Step 3: Get 10 of those hollow plastic Easter eggs you normally put candy in and put a piece of candy inside 9 of them.
Step 4: Tape one clue and scripture passage to each egg (in order). Egg #9 won’t get a piece of candy in it.
Step 5: Start the hunt. When the children get to egg #9 and ask why it’s empty, have them read the verse closer and see if they can tell why it’s empty. You can then explain to them that the tomb was empty and the true gift of Easter is the gift of Christ. Then have them find the last egg with their Easter basket or with a piece of candy in it.
This easy Easter scripture scavenger hunt will provide your children with a fun and meaningful activity to help them remember the reason for the season.
(1) John 1:1-3
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(2) John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
(3) Matthew 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
(4) John 8:12
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
(5) Mark 8:35-36
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
(6) Matthew 16:16
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
(7) John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(8) Luke 23:46
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
(9) Mark 16:4-6
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
(10) Luke 24:36-40
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.