Preschool Easter Story Eggs and Poem

I’ve had this idea in my head for a little while.  I really like Resurrection Eggs, but my littlest ones don’t sit very well through the retelling of the Easter story using them.  So, I finally came up with a spin-off idea just for them!

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Preschool Easter Story Eggs


1)  Using stickers or a marker, put a letter on each egg to spell the word Easter.

2)  Using the pictures below, fill each egg with the corresponding item.

E is for Each of us.  God loves everyone.

(Heart sticker)

A is for A broken world, so He sent His Son.


S is for our Sins that Jesus took away.

(Paper cross)

T is for the Tomb where He lay for three whole days.

(Clay tomb)

E is for the Empty tomb.  The stone was rolled away!


R is for the Risen Lord.  Jesus is alive today!

I shared the story of Easter with my little ones opening each egg as we went through this poem I wrote.  Of course, I added extra narration as well!  You can easily store the eggs in a small plastic bag or basket with a copy of the poem.


E is for Each of us.  God loves everyone.

A is for A broken world, so He sent His Son.

S is for our Sins that Jesus took away.

T is for the Tomb where He lay for three whole days

E is for the Empty tomb.  The stone was rolled away.

R is for the Risen Lord.  Jesus is alive today!


©2010 – Stacie Nelson


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  1. Anderson Family says

    Thanks. I've seen the dozen ones like these, but they were kind of graffic (thorns, poison)for my 3 year old. Thanks for a more PG version!

  2. Happy Home Fairy says

    I just wanted to let you know that I did these eggs with several kids and they had a blast! It was such a sweet and simple way to share the Gospel without being too intense for their little minds. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    P.S. We also made your Egg Fruit Pizza for our Easter MOM group at church and everyone went EGG-y over it! :-) I really appreciate your site!

  3. says

    Wow, I love this idea. I teach a Pre-K through 1st grade Sunday School class and this would be amazing to do with them as well as my own children. Thank you so much for sharing :)

    • Melissa says

      I teach Sunday school to 3 and 4 year olds. This will be a wonderful way to tell them the story. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

  4. Melanie Haspels says

    Thanks for posting this! I was looking for ways to teach my 2 1/2 year old about Easter and this is perfect–thank you!

  5. Lori Miller says

    I was looking for a simple version of the Resurrection Eggs for my 2 yr old Preschool Class. Thanks!
    My only suggestion is that I’m going to switch the “bandaid” with a tiny plastic baby… the preschoolers can relate to Jesus as a baby :)

    • Stacie says

      That’s a good idea, too. I mainly wanted to use the band-aid, so I could introduce the idea of a broken world and sin.

  6. says

    I absolutely love your version of this activity for toddlers. I assembled the eggs and did this with my two-and-a-half year old son today… he loved it! What a blessing! Thank you!

  7. Kathy H. says

    Love this idea…I was looking for idea’s for our mother’s group to use plastic eggs since we have tons of them. So I am making bags up for each child (they will color them) and then adding the eggs and directions to what to use them for. This one is perfect!!!!!

  8. Jennifer says

    Hey! I love this idea and I am so excited to do it with my preschoolers at home this year. I am a preschool minister and would love to share this idea on my brand new blog I am beginning. Is it ok wit you to use this idea if I cite you as the creator of it?

  9. says

    What a cute activity reminding us of the true meaning of Easter. I used this for a large group of kids I was teaching and they loved it. Thank you again!

  10. Tammy T says

    Thank you for sharing this. I found this post last week on Pinterest. I teach 3-5 year olds at church and we are doing this tomorrow.
    Praying you will be blessed for the seeds you are planting.


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