Easter Baskets

Over the years I have made a point of adding items to my kids’ Easter baskets that represent the REAL meaning of Easter — stickers, puzzles, booklets, pencils, etc.  When they were younger, I gave each of them an Easter picture book.  Some good titles include:

  • Easter ABCs by Isabel Anders
  • The First Easter by Carol Heyer
  • Parable of the Lily by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Easter is for Me! by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Journey, Easter Journey! by Dandi Daley Mackall

Here is a link to some books for young children:  http://www.cph.org/searchnew.aspx?SE=0&SearchTerm=easter%20books&pagenum=1&pagesize=9999&viewall=Y&cset=1&sortby=Rank%20Desc.

Last year I began a new tradition since my kids were tweens or nearly that age.  I gave each of them a biography about a Christian man or woman who has had an influence in our world.  Most of the books come from the Christian Heroes Then and Now series:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_16?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=christian%20heroes%20then%20and%20now&sprefix=christian+heroes%2Caps%2C310.  Another series which shorter books is the Hero of the Faith books:  http://www.cph.org/p-22271-hero-of-the-faith-biography-set-8-books.aspx?SearchTerm=biography.

This year I am keeping the basket simple since they are all tweens — one biography, a few small treats, and their favorite candy in a larger size.

What do you put in your children’s baskets?




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