Every two months in The Arizona Beehive Newspaper, I offer activities that families can do together to strengthen relationships and their testimonies of Jesus Christ, whom I believe with all my heart is the Savior of the world.
Here is one that is about to be published in the April/May issue:
“Scrambled Eggs” — a match and learn twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt.
*Write verses of scripture regarding Jesus Christ onto slips of paper. (Perhaps coordinate this lesson with the one below, using verses from your chosen stories.)
*Write questions that are answered in each verse on separate slips of paper.
Examples: How old was Jairus’s daughter when Jesus raised her from the dead? (Mark 5:42) Who came to strengthen Jesus as He atoned for the sins and sorrows of the whole world? (Luke 22:43) How many chapters tell of Christ visiting the Nephites after His resurrection? (See the paragraph above 3 Nephi 11 in the Book of Mormon.)
*Place each scripture verse in an Easter egg of a different color. Perhaps add an edible treat too!
*Place each question in other eggs, with corresponding questions and answers in the same color.
*Hide all the eggs (enough for each family member–except for the person preparing the game–to find at least one matching pair) around the house or yard.
*Assign each person a color or colors to find.
*Send everyone on the hunt!
*Once all eggs are found, take turns opening one pair of corresponding eggs at a time. Read the question, then read the scripture to discover the answer.