Printable Stations Of The Cross Eggs For Kids

Years ago I developed Stations of the Cross eggs to help teach young children about the Stations of the Cross in a hands-on way that makes sense to them. This has been one of my family’s most cherished Lenten activities year after year! I fully recommend checking out the tangible stations of the cross eggs where each egg holds a symbol from that station. I also wanted an easy option for families that were hoping to put a set together faster, so this year I came out with a set of printable stations of the cross eggs for kids! The best part is, it’s free to print.

Even if you make the full set of Stations of the Cross eggs, you can still use this printable to collect your supplies, and it can be used in conjunction with your own symbols.

Here’s my video about putting together your own Stations of the Cross eggs. 

You can find my original version of Stations of the Cross eggs here.

Supplies Needed For Stations Of The Cross Eggs

  • Printable pack (find the link at the bottom of this post)
  • Egg carton
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Card stock 

Choose Your Egg Carton Number

You can either build your stations of the cross eggs in a 1 dozen carton, or in an 18 egg carton (dozen and a half).

  • 1 dozen Stations of the Cross eggs- the 3 falls are combined into 1 egg, which I placed at the first time Jesus falls. This makes for 12 stations, fitting them nicely into a regular egg carton.
  • 18 egg carton Stations of the Cross eggs- all 14 stations are individual eggs, plus there are 3 “Lenten eggs” that say “prayer, fast, give”, and 1 empty space can be between them. 

Choose Your Egg Carton Color

To start with to put together your easy printable set, you need an egg carton. I would suggest going to the store and buying a dozen eggs in whichever ones come in a white carton, which is what I did. You could also get a dozen of the natural eggs that come in those clear cartons, although it might be harder to get glue to stick to those. 

How To Use The Printable Stations Of The Cross Pack

There is a “topper” for the egg carton that cuts out and glues across the top of the egg carton.

There are also 2 squares that say “We adore You O Christ and we praise You.” and the second one “Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world”. Each of these is designed to paste onto the inside of the carton, covering the ugly nutrition facts etc. inside your egg carton.

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Print The Actual Stations Eggs

The eggs themselves need to be printed on card stock to be sturdy enough to stand up well in the carton. These have little pictures of the symbols on them so you don’t have to collect them yourself. If you printed these eggs at a smaller percentage of their size, they could fit inside of plastic eggs and actually be paired with a tangible symbol as well.

Cut the eggs out and place them into your carton. 

Pray The Stations Of The Cross With Your Preschooler

If you watch the video at the top of this post, you can see exactly how I use these eggs with my preschoolers. This is a beautiful devotion and way to teach children about praying the Stations of the Cross!

Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death
Station 2: Jesus carries his cross.
Station 3: Jesus falls the first time
Station 4: Jesus meets his mother
Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross
Station 6: Veronica wipes Jesus’ face.
Station 7: Jesus falls the second time.
Station 8: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
Station 9: Jesus falls the third time
Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments
Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross
Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross
Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross
Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb

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Be sure to check out my other printable Stations of the Cross for kids here.


  1. Sister Kathy Claflin, SSJ says

    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas & crafts to help children learn about Jesus!