Use the Resurrection Eggs Lift the Flap Activity to Teach the Easter Story
As Easter draws near, the countdown to Easter egg hunts, coloring eggs, and family celebrations begins.
The excitement in our kids continues to mount as the countdown shortens. Amidst it all, may we remember to take the opportunity to teach our kids the reason why Easter is celebrated.
An easy way to explain the Easter story to young kids
One way to introduce or reintroduce the Easter story is by reading passages from the Bible. This may be hard for younger kids, especially when their attention span is shorter. One way to keep them engaged is by using this Resurrection Eggs Color and Lift the Flap activity.
This may be used as a countdown to Easter or as an activity to keep them engaged on Easter morning.
This printable includes two sheets. One has numbered eggs for your child to color, and the second contains images from the Easter story that your child will need to color, along with the relevant Scripture passage to complement the image.
How to put together the Resurrection Eggs Activity
- Print pages 2 and 3 of the Resurrection Eggs Activity Printable on white card stock. You could use white multi-purpose paper too, but card stock makes this more durable, especially if you plan to use this as a countdown.
- Carefully cut out each flap on the numbered egg sheet (see video for reference) and then glue this sheet directly upon the sheet with images. An easy way to cut out each flap is by using a ruler and a paper cutter.
- When each flap is lifted, it should reveal the egg for the day, the portion of the Easter story that you will read with your child.
- After you read the passage, have your child color the image. You could choose to have your child color the picture before reading the passage.
If you have older children, you may use the Bible passage for the day to act as a springboard to discuss questions about that portion of the Easter story.
Print extra sets of this Resurrection Eggs Activity to add in Easter baskets or share with your child’s friends, neighbors, and cousins.