Easter Advent

easter-advent calendar

My kids have had so much fun with our other holiday advent calendars (Valentines & Christmas), so I decided to make our own Easter Advent calendar.

Here is what you need:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs,
  • Egg Carton,
  • Number Stickers (or use a sharpie)
  • Printed activities (Download the FREE PDF HERE)


  1. Cut your activities into strips and put one inside each egg. I am only doing 6 eggs because we are going to start this countdown the week before Easter.
  2. Stick your number stickers to the top of each egg.
  3. Place eggs in carton.
  4. Enjoy!

On Monday Night (the week before Easter) during FHE, we will discuss the real meaning of Easter and why we celebrate this day. I will introduce the Egg Countdown and we will begin the activities inside the eggs each night starting with Tuesday. I think my kids are going to love this!

Here is what the printed activities look like-

easter countdown

There is a black and white version on the second page of the PDF (download here). I left a couple spaces blank so you can add your own activities if you’d like. Also because I couldn’t think of any more than 10 ideas! :)


Have fun!

This idea was originally published in March of 2010

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  1. Sheila Irish says:

    Love this idea! May have to try this with my Grandchildren….Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Sheila Irish says:

    Love this idea! May have to try this with my Grandchildren….Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Love Being a Nonny says:

    Did I miss it? Did you tell what some of your activities are?

  4. Stephenie from Decorating Addiction says:

    What a great idea! My daughter would love it! What types of activities did you include?

  5. This is totally adorable!

  6. Tam @ Sew Dang Cute says:

    What a great idea!!! Totally have to do this for my kids!

  7. Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    Sorry guys- I guess an activity list would have been helpful!
    If you click on the materials picture it will enlarge and you can see the 6 activities we will be doing.

  8. This looks so fun. We are going to do it for sure!

  9. What a cute idea!! Countdowns are always fun, and Easter is a fabulous holiday to build up a little more.

  10. The Faveros says:

    I am so doing this – I just wrote down all the cute ideas – I love this!!

  11. How fun! You always have such fun ideas!

  12. Jen@eighteen25 says:

    thanks so much for linking our easter countdown on your awesome blog! i think yours turned out great!! i love that the idea is so simple and takes little work!

  13. The Persimmon Perch says:

    I love the countdown idea. I'll have to save this for next year when my little one has a clue what's going on. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  14. Maddycakes says:

    I love this idea. My daughter is 2 1/2 and learning everything right now. What a great way to teach her while having fun! thanks so much.


  15. Cute idea!

  16. Andy Porter says:

    Ooh! I like this one! I like that it's just 6 days too. Sometimes it's hard to come up with activities for a really long advent. Nice!