Easter Advent Calendar

This Easter, our family is doing an Easter Advent Calendar to the lead up to Easter Sunday, similar to the one we did at Christmas.  

The idea of the Easter Advent Calendar is to tell the story of Easter in a tangible way. It’s also a fun way to get kids involved in the lead-up to Easter.  You can follow along with my template (below), follow this similar system or make up your own.  This calendar can be done in conjunction with the April Love the Moment Challenge.

Easter is a special time for our family. While the story of Jesus’ death can seem very sad, it’s actually a story of hope, truth and freedom and I love sharing it with my children. I’ve based this Easter Advent Calendar around the Biblical account of Jesus’ death and resurrection. You’re welcome to join our family as we count down to Easter Sunday. 

{click picture for free PDF}

Easter Advent Calendar Free PDF

I have three Easter Advent Calendar options you can make. You can also purchase a Resurrection Eggs set (different system to my template) from Word Bookstore.

1. Arty Easter Advent Calendar: If you want to get the kids involved and don’t mind a bit of mess, you may like this option.

2. Crafty Easter Advent Calendar: If you like pretty things and doing craft, you may like this gorgeous hanging Easter Advent using a free template from Li’l Magoolie.

3. Plastic Egg Easter Advent Calendar: If you don’t have time (or are not inclined) to make anything, plastic egg shells are brilliant.  They can be purchased from discount shops and shops like Kmart, Target and Big W.

4. Resurrection Eggs: You can purchase a set of Resurrection Eggs from Word Bookstore. My version differs from this one but I’ve used this one too in the past and it’s a great teaching tool.

1. Arty Easter Advent Calendar

Easter Advent Calendar

Materials: Egg carton, 12 toilet rolls, felt pens


1. Cut toilet roll as per video {below} 2. Allow child to decorate with felt pens or permanent markers

3. Fill the egg with story template and favour 4. Place point side down in the egg carton

5. Make number labels for the flat side of the egg.  I used 2 small pieces of cardboard and number stickers or simply use a permanent marker and paper.

How to make and Easter Advent Calendar: Toilet Roll Easter Egg


2. Crafty Easter Advent Calendar

Easter advent calendar

Materials: Li’l Magoolie No Glue Treat Box Template, Ribbon or wool

1.Li’l Magoolie has these ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLY CUTE treat boxes {pictured above}. These make for very cute hanging boxes and come in two different colours.  All you need to is press the print button. Click here for the template: Li’l Magoolie No Glue Treat Box Template

2. Follow the instructions on  the template  3. Fill the box with the Easter story and favour

4. Number the boxes from 1 to 12    5. Tie box to a piece of string

3. Plastic Egg Easter Advent Calendar

Easter Advent Calendar

Materials: Egg carton, Plastic Easter eggs


1. With a permanent marker or number stickers, label each egg from 1 to 12.

2. Fill the plastic Easter eggs with Easter Story and favour.

3. Place plastic Easter eggs in egg carton.

4. Resurrection Eggs

This Resurrection Eggs set can be purchased from Word Booksstore for $24.95. Click HERE for more details.

Resurrection Eggs

Be A Fun Mum Easter Crafts

Cracked Egg Craft

Article Connect2Mums Ezine: Easter Activities (page 36 – 41)

External Links

Bible Questions Answered for Kids

Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees and why didn’t they like Jesus?

Online Easter Story 

Free Easter Colouring Pages

Celebrating Easter: Resurrection Eggs

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    April 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Looks great Kelly! We have a set of the resurrection eggs, but silly me packed them away in storage (we won’t be moving to our new place until after 6th May!) I didn’t think about the fact that Easter coincided with our time staying with mum and dad!

    Will have to use your idea instead – now to go and get crafty!

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    April 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much for this it looks great! We loved your Christmas Advent too šŸ™‚

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    Trish @ my little drummers
    April 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Awesome idea Kellie. We enjoyed the Christmas advent calendar.

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    April 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    great idea. my son has been learning about easter at school and i was wanting to do something at home! Ive printed off your pdf and lil’ magoolies boxes. Now Im off to make a cuppa and get crafty!

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    April 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    What lovely ideas – thanks so much for sharing. I’m very excited to be using our Resurrection Eggs for the first time since Miss E is now nearly three. We’re using them with a book called ‘Benjamin’s Box’ by Melody Carson, which takes children through the Easter story from the perspective of a child living in Jerusalem. Each page corresponds to one of the eggs in the set. A few days in, and we’re loving it! Instead of eggs for Miss E this year, we’ve got VeggieTales ‘An Easter Carol’. We’re looking forward to forging some family Easter traditions so we can fully appreciate the season and its significance. I’ve saved your calendar to use when our girls are older. Thanks again!

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    April 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing your post on the Easter advent calendar. I had pinned it last year and finally got to it this year! Really enjoyed doing this as a family.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      April 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      I’m so glad. Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and comment. Kelly

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    March 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

    These are a great idea except for the name you’ve given them. Advent is a specific period of time that leads up to Christmas. The period before Easter is called Lent.

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