Decorative Eggs

Activity Objective

To tell the story of Jesus' rising from the dead

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to explain the story of Jesus' rising from the dead.


  • Bibles
  • Egg-shaped stencils
  • Poster board
  • Markers, pencils, pens, crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored paper


  • Invite the children to spend a few moments sharing the ways they celebrate Easter and why they celebrate Easter.
  • After the children have spent some time discussing the significance of Easter, invite them to decorate large paper eggs.
  • Provide the children with egg-shaped stencils to trace onto colored paper.
  • Also provide the children with coloring materials, colored paper, scissors, glue, crayons, and markers.
  • Have the children write Jesus has risen! on their eggs. Write these words on the board or on poster board for the children to copy.
  • Allow the children time to decorate their eggs.
  • When the children have finished decorating, ask them if they know why we decorate eggs at Easter time.
  • Explain that eggs are signs of new life, just as Jesus' Resurrection is a sign of new life in heaven.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes