As Christians, we know the significance of Easter. Easter is a time to reflect on the punishment and death Jesus bore so that you and I could have salvation. It’s also a time to celebrate that Jesus’ death, which would once and for all cover our sins, was not the end of the story. He rose again on the third day defeating death and sin. And we cling to our faith He will return once again.
As a mom still in the early stages of motherhood, I feel the importance of teaching our daughter that Easter is not about candy-filled Easter eggs or a giant bunny that delivers baskets full of toys. It’s about Jesus.
The Easter bunny and Easter eggs are a fun and additional way to enjoy the holiday, but they are not the reason we celebrate.
In our local stores, it can be hard to find Christian elements to fill an Easter basket that point our children to Jesus, which is why I wanted to share several ideas and products to fill a Christ-centered Easter basket.
9 Ideas for Christ-centered Easter Baskets!
- Attributes Jesus Wants For Me Family Discussion Cards $15
These family discussion cards include 24 various biblical attributes that Jesus wants for each of us. Each attribute card includes a whimsical illustration, a kid-friendly definition of the attribute, a written scripture reference and additional scriptures to look up, as well as three discussion questions to teach more in-depth. The suggested age range is 3-6+ years old.
- ABC’s of God Placemat $18 (www.Hiskidscompany.com)
These silicone mats are great for mealtime and crafts and they perfectly contain messes. Made of silky soft 100% food-grade silicone free of BPA, PVC/Latex, vinyl, phthalates and they restrict bacterial growth. Elora Inspired also has several other placemats with various scriptures.
- Easter Cards $20 (www.crewandco.com)
Crew and Co’s Easter cards are beautifully illustrated with various scriptures and go along with the Jesus Storybook Bible. Read one a day leading up to Easter, and are beautifully displayed on your fridge or made into a banner!
- Kids Truth Cards $5-digital download (www.Findwondrousthings.com)
Find Wondrous Things Kid’s Truth Cards easily teach children who God says they are and encourage them to speak truth over themselves starting at a young age.
- Write The Word for Kids Journal $26 (www.cultivatewhatmatters.com)
Cultivate What Matters has had Write the Word journals for women for quite some time, but now they have one for children. Each day has a scripture and space for them to write it out, and the facing page has space for their creative hearts to color or draw or decorate with the accompanying sticker sheets.
- Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff
With the wildly popular book Love Does, Bob Goff wrote a version for kids with inspiring stories to act out Jesus’ love to those they encounter in their own little worlds.
- The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross– picture book.
This whimsical picture book takes children from the Garden of Eden all the way until Jesus’ return in an engaging way connecting the Bible as one story for little minds to understand.
- God Gave Us Easter– picture book
Another sweet picture book that tells the reasons why God gave us Easter and it’s importance.
- A stuffed lamb– toy
Soft bunnies are often tucked inside Easter baskets, but what better way to teach them about the perfect Lamb on the cross, than a sweet and cuddly, toy lamb to introduce that Jesus was the perfect Lamb who was sacrificed for our sins.
Bonus: Older kids or teens? Our hand-painted Bibles are a great gift for Easter!
We love each of these products, and I pray you can get your little one or two for an extra special Easter basket this year that points them to The One that loves them so much that He died on the cross to save them from their sins.
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All images by Rachel Driskell Photography
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