A Simple and Fun Easter Advent Scavenger Hunt for Kids the whole family will love!
Today is the perfect day for us to begin our Easter Advent countdown, on Palm Sunday! This is a sweet time for our family as we take time each day and remember how much God loves us! But if for some reason you’re getting started late, don’t fret because guess what, it doesn’t matter.
Because my kiddos are still little I try to weave into our daily remembrance some fun activities. So we are going to have an Easter movie and popcorn family time and then we’ll have the kids kick off their scavenger hunt.
If you don’t have a lot of time to print stuff out you can take a look at our Easter Advent for the Busy Family that’s based on Youtube videos and some simple activities. These Easter story cards are really cute and not only are they focused on Christ but they also weave in some Easter bunny silliness into it all of it.
These Easter story cards are really cute and not only are they focused on Christ but they also weave in some Easter bunny silliness into it all of it.
Feel free to leave out things and adjust to meet the needs of your family.
Easter Advent Countdown for Kids
Each day you hide two eggs. One with the clue and another with the scripture passage. If you have more than one child you can have them take turns each day finding the egg. If they aren’t competitive you can have them all try to find the egg and see who finds the egg first.
This doesn’t work too well with my 3 boys. You can do this activity any time of the day but we usually enjoy it after dinner.
What you’ll need:
- Easter Story cards from Happy Home Fairy or you can just follow the scripture verses below
- Sticky notes
- 9 plastic eggs
- Clue cards printable Easter Advent Countdown Scavenger Hunt or write on sticky note
Day #1 Palm Sunday!
Scripture: Matthew 28: 8-9 and/or John 12:12-19 (both passages are of the same account just told by different disciples)
Print the clues from above or on a sticky note write clue #1 from below and place it in one Easter egg. If you’re using a clue card just place the clue card #1 in the plastic Easter egg (or taped on the outside). Hide the egg. We play hot and cold to find this egg. I tell them they are hot if they are really close to the hidden egg or I tell them they are cold if they are far.
Clue #1 I’m cold and sometimes I’m freezing or am I just teasing. Where am I?
Then take another Easter egg and place the scripture card inside (a simple treat like jelly beans if you’d like) and go hide it in the fridge.
Once they find it, read the scripture together. Discuss it and afterward watch an Easter Story video. There are lots of Easter videos out there you can watch. We like this one Youtube or this one which is one of our favorites of the Jesus Storybook Bible.
Day #2 Cleansing the Temple
Scripture: Matthew 21:12-13
Clue #2 On a sticky note write – UNSCRAMBLE this egg! Inside the egg write each letter of the word BATH TUB on a piece of paper and place it in their egg. If you have more than one child disperse the clues in all three (or however many eggs per child) eggs.
They will need to come together and unscramble it as a team. If you have little ones who can’t quite read yet then draw a picture of a bathtub and cut it up into 6 squares to form a puzzle.
Hide the 2nd egg in the bath tub. Place the Day #2 card in it. Read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Day #3 Jesus Teaches at the Temple
Scripture: Mark 12: 29-31
Hide this egg on the dryer with clue #3 in it. Once they find the second egg read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Clue #3 – On a sticky note write, “I shake, I rattle and I make your clothes roll.” Go find me.
Day #4 – A sweet smelling sacrifice.
Scripture: Matthew 26:10
Hide this egg near your cell phone or house phone. Once they find it read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Clue #4 – I can talk to you. You can hear me. What am I?
Day #5 – The Last Supper
Scripture: Matthew 26: 17-30 or Luke 27:7-38
Hide this egg near the sink. Once they find it read the scripture as a family and discuss it.Clue #5 “You can’t make me but you can taste me.” (hint: You can’t live without me.)
Day #6 Good Friday
Scripture: Luke 23: 26-43
Hide this clue in a tree. Once they find it read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Clue #6 – I provide you with more than 5,000 products that people use every day. What am I? (hint: I’m outside)
Activity: We did this Cross Activity with our kids and I think this really helped them grasp the message of cross a bit better.
Day #7 Light in the Darkness (Jesus is laid in a tomb)
Scripture: Matthew 27: 57-64
Hide this clue near a lamp. Once they find it read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Clue #7 Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the ____?” (hint: John 14:6)
Day #8 Resurrection Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 28: 1-8
Hide clue #8 in the oven ( just make sure you don’t turn it on until after they find the clue). Once they find it read the scripture as a family and discuss it.
Clue #8 – You will use it this morning to make something hot and sweet. What am I?
And get ready to bake some resurrection rolls to celebrate that Jesus has risen!!! Get the recipe for the resurrection rolls here.
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