While Easter is holy and very special to Christians, it also has ties to eggs and bunnies and secular traditions. Sunday school teachers can be challenged to not let Easter chicks and bunnies steal the focus from the great news that Jesus arose on this day! This Easter Bible game involving an egg hunt will keep the fun going while also teaching children important verses about Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Easter Bible Eggs Hunt Instructions
For this game, you will need several dozen plastic Easter eggs, a basket for each child, (you could ask them to bring their own) and some or all of the following verses printed on paper:
- John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
- John 1:29 b, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
- Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.”
Hebrews 9:22 b, “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.”
- I Corinthians 15:3b-4, “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
- John 11:25, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live.”
- Luke 24:5b-6a, “Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!”
- John 2:19, “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’”
Preparations for the Egg Hunt
At home, cut the printed verses apart into single words or sections, depending on the ability of your class (include the references). Stuff the papers into the plastic eggs. Pick one verse as the memory verse for the week. Print one for each child but don’t cut it apart.
As prizes, also stuff one egg for each child with some pieces of Easter candy
Before class, hide the eggs containing the verses around the room, or outdoors if you can. Keep the candy-filled eggs aside for now. Give each child a basket and turn them loose on a Bible egg hunt!
After the Eggs are Found
Once students find them all, bring the eggs together and open them up, putting all the papers in a pile. Now the challenge begins! Instruct the kids to unscramble all the pieces of paper until they complete the verses. This will take some teamwork. If they are unfamiliar with the verses, allow them to look the references up in their Bibles.
Reward the Students
If you have some eggs left over, fill each one with a few pieces of candy. Tuck the memory verse papers inside. It will be a great way to reinforce a Bible verse from the Easter Game and help them remember the fun they had while studying God’s word!