As Resurrection Sunday draws near, my Trio and I have been busy crafting and reenacting the Easter story… remembering what Jesus did for us on that first Easter weekend.
One of our favorite activities is this Easter Scavenger Hunt that I found here:
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 dimes – Judas received 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16)
Cracker – last supper (Matthew 26:17-29)
Chocolate kiss – Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss (Matthew 26:47-49)
Feather – Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crew (Matt 26:69-75)
Soap – Pilate washed his hands (Matthew 27:24)
Purple cloth – they put a purple robe on Jesus (Matthew 27:28)
Thorn or Crown – a crown of thorns was placed upon Christ’s head (Matthew 27:29)
Nail – they nailed him to the cross (John 19:18-19)
Sponge – when Christ asked for a drink he was given a sponge with vinegar (John 19:28-30)
Rock – Jesus’ body was laid in a tomb (Matthew 27:57-60)
Piece of tape – after Christ’s death the tomb was sealed (Matthew 27:65-66)
Empty egg – this represents the empty tomb (Matthew 28:1-9)
We had a blast finding each item, guessing what it had to do with Easter, and then reading the related verse. As we read, we thought of a few more items not on this list such as vinegar. I brought out a bottle so the kids could smell what Jesus was offered as a drink before he died.
This was a great activity that encouraged the kids to work together in finding certain items and then recall the story of the Cross.
Afterwards, my kids asked if we could sing “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” So we did and enjoyed a sweet time of worship together.
Thank you, Lord, for coming from heaven to earth to show us the way… how to live, how to love, and how to serve. Thank you for paying our debt and giving us access to a personal relationship with God. We love you! Amen.