This Easter Story Activity is a fun hands-on lesson for preschoolers and younger kids. If you’re searching for a tasty treat and activity that incorporates the real Easter Story, check this one out!
You can also adapt this to a sweet and salty trail mix for older kids! Just add these treats to a treat bag or Easter themed bowl.
Easter Story Activity
I was searching around for a good Easter activity for this spring to do with the kids. As with every one else, Easter is one of those things we have to balance! If you’re not careful it can easily become all about the candy, food, Easter eggs, games and pretty much anything beside the real reason for Easter!
So, we decided to make our own printable and Easter Activity! I wanted to incorporate the Resurrection story into a cute craft/activity for the youngest kids. This can easily work for a Sunday School lesson or just an at home devotion for the family.
The main idea behind this Easter Story Activity is to fill plastic eggs with snacks that symbolize parts of the Easter story. The snacks are listed above on the printable (link below!)
You can always use snacks you have on hand in the pantry, but we used things that followed along with the printable pictured.
For older kids, hand out the printable here to help them follow along. We’ve included Bible references since this is such an important part of why we celebrate Easter!
Keep in mind this is a very simple activity, so probably best suited for ages 2+ maybe up to preschoolers. Always make sure your group has no allergies to any of these snacks if you are using for Sunday School! 🙂
What You Need:
You will need at least one plastic egg per child for this activity. We recommend the larger eggs, but as you can see I had the regular size which I purchased from Dollar General for $1 a dozen. It worked well!
Easter Activity Told in Snacks:
You will need to gather:
- Pretzel Sticks
- Round Cracker like Ritz Bitz or Mini Vanilla Wafer
- Mini Marshmallows
- Purple Jelly Beans
- M&Ms or other small candy to snack on
- Goldfish Crackers
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How To Make Your Easter Story Snack Mix:
For our Easter Story Activity we started of with pretzel sticks. They are too long to fit inside a plastic egg, but are very easy to snap in half with no mess. These are to symbolize the Cross of Jesus.
Have the kids take the pretzels out of the egg and hold them across each other to make a cross for this part of the story.
Next I found Mini Marshmallows. Anything white will work, but these are fun for kids to eat! This is to represent Jesus washing our sins away.
In a pinch, you can actually use white jelly beans for this as an alternative. It’s difficult to find certain ingredients in the stores around Easter sometimes, so don’t feel like you have to have this to make the activity fun. The regular Brach’s or Jelly Belly Jelly Beans have both white and purple.
Purple Jelly Beans:
I have seen several similar activities with various colored jelly beans. I actually only added the purple one to represent that Jesus is King. Traditionally the color purple reminds us of royalty.
In the Easter Story lesson, some older kids may remember that Jesus was arrested and Pilate put a sign on His cross saying “King of the Jews”. Although the people were mocking him, we know that Jesus is the King of Kings! I love adding this one to the story.
Round Cracker or Vanilla Wafer:
You will need to add something round, like a Ritz Bitz Cracker, Mini Vanilla Wafer, or regular sized Vanilla Wafer. This is to represent the stone that rolled away from the grave when Jesus arose!
I actually never found the Ritz Bitz since the snack aisle was not stocked well, but ended up with vanilla wafers. The full size will not fit into the smaller eggs, so add the mini Vanilla Wafers or Ritz to be sure everything fits!
I added a few Craisins in my snack mix. These are optional of course since kids may not like them, but you can use anything red. Talk about how Jesus shed his blood for us when he died on the cross.
You can actually add any candy but we included a few “sweet treats” for fun. Use the verse Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”.
It’s important to remind small kids that the Easter story is not a sad one! Jesus arose and we can read the Bible and know that God is Good.
Baby Goldfish Crackers
Finally, we added some Pepperidge Farm Baby Goldfish Crackers. The kids in our church nursery and preschool classes love Goldfish, and it’s a fun salty treat to balance out those sweets!
Regular Goldfish crackers will work, but keep in mind that if you have the smaller plastic eggs it will be difficult to fit all these in if you have larger snacks. The “Baby” Goldfish crackers worked best.
This one is optional but you can remind kids that Jesus said “I will make you Fishers of Men!” and after Jesus arose from the dead, He said to teach this story to all people!
Easter Story Line and Verses from Matthew:
Matthew 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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