Human Easter Egg Activity

The Human Easter Egg Activity is designed as an Easter activity (but can be tweaked for any time of the year) and is one of the many resources in the Easter Bundle.

The Easter Bundle has everything needed for all your Easter programming:

1. Tons of games & mini-lessons for midweek or weekend services.

2. A full 4 week Easter series – Uprising

3. Lots of “extras” to fill in the gaps of your current Easter curriculum

Now, here’s the Human Easter Egg Activity…

Human Easter Egg Activity

Bible Focus – “But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, and we are healed because of his wounds.” Isaiah 53:5 (NCV)

Object: The object of this game is for students to learn the reason why Jesus came to die for us by using a white t-shirt to represent Jesus, and dye to represent ourselves and our sins.


  • White t-shirts (have them bring their own or provide them and get student’s t-shirt sizes in advance)
  • T-shirt dye (yellow, red, blue, orange, purple)
  • Rubber bands
  • Large black sharpies (1 per student)
  • Tarps
  • Somewhere to hang t-shirts when they are done so that they can dry
  • Plastic gloves


  • Tell students to write their names on the front of their t-shirts with a large black sharpie.
  • Give each student gloves and their t-shirt and instruct them to rubber band their t-shirts in any way that they want to prep their t-shirts for tie-dying.
  • Set out tarps.
  • Buckets of tie dye should be set out on tarps and leaders should sit by each bucket to minimize the mess.

Description: Explain to students that they will be given white t-shirts, which represent Jesus who was clean and without sin. The dye represents ourselves – who are full of sin. The rubber bands represent the hard things that we will go through on this earth. Tell students to twist and roll their t-shirts whichever way they want. Everyone’s shirt will be different. Have students dye their t-shirts after they are rubber banded. After each student is done dying their t-shirt, have a leader be in charge of hanging the t-shirts up to dry.

Point out that when they wear these t-shirts, they are kinda like a human Easter egg.

Next, have students look at the t-shirts that are hanging to dry and have them tell you the differences between all of the t-shirts.

Explain to students how we all are different, and that Jesus died for each one of us.

Read Isaiah 53:5 (NCV) – “But he was wounded for the wrong we did; he was crushed for the evil we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, and we are healed because of his wounds.”

Say: You see, even though we are full of sin, Jesus had us on His mind. Even with the troubles that we face in this world, He is with us.

He makes our “mess” our message. 

Even though we are sinful, through Christ we are made new, and we can tell others about what Jesus has done for us.

Christ is pure as snow; He is without sin. He came to earth to save us and to take our sins on His shoulders. His body was crushed for us so that we can be forever friends with Him.

Three days later he rose from the dead, overcoming the power of sin. With Jesus in your life, you have the power to overcome sin.

When you wear your t-shirt, remember what it represents. Remember what Jesus did for you. Remember how awesome it is that can have a relationship with Jesus. Maybe even use it as an opportunity to share your faith with those around you.

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