A resurrection eggs Easter scavenger hunt combines the fun of an Easter egg hunt with the challenge of knowing the Easter story, as recorded in the passages of the Bible.
If you've never heard of resurrection eggs, they are plastic, fillable eggs with various items inside that tell the Easter story.
To prepare for this hunt, decide whether you will have one or more teams.
If you intend to have more than one, you will need a different color of plastic, fillable eggs for each team. Also, each team will need a dozen eggs.
Next, print and cut out the clues (one set per team) and place one clue in each egg. You may choose to hide the eggs in a designated area or just give the eggs to each team in a basket or an egg carton at the beginning of the hunt. If you hide the eggs, be sure to tell the teams how many eggs they are looking for.
Hide the Easter story symbols around your designated playing area prior to the hunt.
These symbols will be:
You will need to hide one full set per team.
(More details about these symbols are available on the printable page noted above.)
Be sure to inform the teams to find one item per clue and leave any extras they find alone (eg. If a clue indicates they need to look for a nail, they should find a nail and if they see anymore nails, they should leave them where they are. Those nails are for the other teams to find.)
On your go each team has to find all 12 eggs of their designated color (if you have chosen to hide the eggs, instead of giving them directly to the teams).
Next, using the clues inside the eggs teams must find each Easter story symbol.(Scripture references are included with the clues so that participants can look up the answer in the Bible if they get stumped.)
When a team finds all of the symbols indicated by the clues, they can bring them to the overseer of the hunt and trade them for a set of scrambled letters that, when put in the right order will spell the location of a hidden treat.
Suggestion: If you have a mixture of older and younger children (and you're concerned the younger children will get left out), let the younger children on each team look for the eggs, and have the older children solve the clues. Then, the whole team can look for the Easter story symbols together.
Have Fun with this Resurrection Eggs Easter Scavenger Hunt and Have a Happy Easter!