Kids Ministry Easter Lesson Ideas
Easter is one of those holidays that is spent with family. People will come to church on Easter (and Christmas) that normally don’t come. That is why I try to find some form of lesson that I can teach that can be easily repeated. When the kids leave church Easter Sunday morning, many of them head to family gatherings. And if they have a cool, fun takeaway from your lesson, they will be excited to share what they learned. They way I see it, we have an opportunity to turn our kids into missionaries, as well as give them the tools needed to help them share the gospel.With Easter approaching, it is that time of year when we all start looking for our Easter lesson ideas.
One of the biggest reasons I love the resurrection eggs as an Easter Lesson idea is that the kids are sent home with a tool they can use to tell others what they learned. Since we had used the eggs before, I needed to come up with another idea that would not only help convey the importance of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, but would do so in a way that kids could easily share with others. So I adapted a popular resource and gave it an Easter spin, and did it in a way that allowed the kids to go home with their own personal gospel object lesson. (see our Resurrection Eggs lesson/directions here!)
The idea of the Salvation Eggs is a spin on the popular Wordless Book. (not familiar with the wordless book? Check it out here or here). Use a set of Jumbo Eggs to make the presentation from the stage. (can use poster board egg cutouts if you can’t find jumbo eggs, or you want a larger visual)
- I took a set of regular plastic Easter eggs and spray painted some of the colors I could not find. (pink eggs sprayed red and purple eggs sprayed black) I found some solid white fake eggs to included as well, but if you can’t find them, you could spray paint white as well.
- Take one of each color egg and put in a quart size zip lock bag
- Print a copy of My Salvation Eggs (download below) to include in each bag
- Teach the lesson (it is fun if you can find a set of over-sized eggs to teach with)
- Give each kid their own set of eggs to take home
- Encourage them to share/retell the story to their friends and family
- The red egg represents the blood of Jesus, from when he died on the cross for us. Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
Hebrews 9:22 says that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
- The white egg represents forgiveness. Jesus will forgive you, all you need to do is ask.
Isaiah 1:18 says “though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
- The green egg represents growth. Once we are forgiven, we need to start learning more about God, and growing in our relationship with him.
2 Peter 3:18- Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- The yellow egg represents heaven, where the street is made of pure gold! The moment we ask Jesus to forgive us, not only does he forgive us, but he prepares a place in heaven for us so we can live forever with him.
Revelation 21:18, “The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.
Make your own Salvation Eggs! Post a comment to let us know how your kids enjoyed their own Salvation Eggs, or let us know what are your favorite Easter Lesson ideas
Want a printable version of the Salvation Eggs to hand out?