Resurrection Treasure Hunt – Scavenger Hunt Ideas Series

scavenger hunt ideas

Easter has snuck up on us once again but before we land ourselves in a sugar coma from all those Easter treats, I wanted to share with you a fun and meaningful way to spend some quality time with your kids in the form of a Resurrection Scavenger Hunt!

I’m not anti-Easter eggs and Cadbury bunnies, but growing up my family didn’t celebrate Easter in that way, so despite the successful commercialization of Easter, those things are not what I usually think of when the holiday rolls around.  As a child, Easter Sunday consisted of going to church and heading to my grandparent’s house afterwards to climb trees, play with my cousins, and share a potluck dinner.

Nowadays it’s a bit different but my mother-in-love always spoils us (David and myself included) with lots of candy and dark chocolate!

Easter is special to so many of us because it gives us a dedicated time to meditate on the incredible love of the uncreated God who humbled himself, took on flesh, lived a sinless life and paid the ultimate penalty for our sin.  He didn’t have to do that.  Yet for the sake of love, He did.  

I will never understand that level of humility.

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Our family is big on scavenger hunts and the kids usually like to make a competition of them but for some reason with this one, they always choose to work together.  It’s sweet watching them put their brains together to come up with each item.   *I made this treasure hunt for my family (and first blog) a couple years ago!

Nails to Represent what Secured Jesus to the Cross

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A Rock to Represent the Tomb

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Something Sour – Represents what Jesus was Given to Drink while He Hung on the Cross

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Bread – Jesus Broke it and Shared it with His Disciples (&Justice!)

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The Something Black Picked to Represent Sin.

Our kids picked a credit card.  How appropriate!

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I hope you have fun with this one.  It’s a creative, interactive way to teach our kids about some of the details surrounding the death and resurrection of Christ.  It really is a meaningful time of year for so many of us and I hope this resource makes it all the more memorable.

 

easter scavenger hunt printable

CLICK TO PRINT *Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest – Thanks in advance!

If you’re looking for another fun family project, that is both meaningful and helpful, consider putting together and distributing blessing bags for the homeless.  It will bless you as much as it does someone in need!

Emily Eck Home Sweet Road

About Emily Oak

I am a Mother, a Lover, a Traveler, Entrepreneur and Blogger. I crave adventure, appreciate good leather, find old weathered wood beautiful, prefer french pressed coffee, and feel alive running in the rain (albeit at a snails pace)! I believe in living passionately, loving extravagantly, taking risks, forgiving often, and living for the audience of One. I am an introvert but you wouldn’t know that if you met me. I LOVE people.

Comments

  1. i’m printing this out asap. there are so few things like this out there, thx for posting.

  2. Jenni Dee says

    My kids are gonna love this. I remember doing a few scavenger hunts when I was a kid, but I haven’t done any with them yet. Great idea!

    • Some of my very fondest memories are doing scavenger hunts when I was a kid:) I’m sure your kids will love it. If nothing else it will keep them occupied for a few extra minutes….#winning

  3. I so appreciate you sharing this. We don’t do egg hunts for Easter and I think my kids were feeling a little left out. My son’s birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year and he had told his grandparents that he wanted to do an egg hunt. I thought that I could probably throw together a scavenger hunt for him, but then I saw this post on facebook and it was just perfect. It allowed the kids to have the fun of the hunt, but then we sat around and discussed the meaning behind each object and it gave them a visual clue for each part of the story. This was such a blessing to our family and I can’t thank you enough. 🙂

  4. Cheri Shaver says

    Thanks! I’m actually hiding crosses instead of eggs. We’re “rescuing the crosses” which will lead into a chat about how Jesus rescued us. But I am planning a bit more of a challenge for school aged kids & this fits to adapt perfectly!

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