We do Easter baskets a little differently around here. It all starts with my kids gathering rocks. And then there’s a Snow White cape and a Jesus basket and…well, it’s kinda cool. You should really go read my really detailed-with-lots-of-pictures post from last year (or the year before last!)
The point is, I want to make even Easter baskets point to Jesus. As much as I love a good Reese’s egg (and I do!), I also want to be purposeful with this pretty-big-deal in my kids’ lives. I remember my Easter baskets as a kid. So, I hope the way we do Easter baskets just plants another little seed of God’s truth and love into their hearts.
I started calling our Easter baskets “unEaster baskets” a few years ago because…I dunno, it makes people click on links, I guess. *wink* I like the idea of the gifts inside being less about the eggs-bunnies-and-chocolate of American Easter and more about growing in the Lord. Each year, I try to find gifts that will help my kids know Jesus more.
This year, I’ve collected some of my favorites and am GIVING THEM AWAY TO YOU. Well, That might be a little bit of an overstatement. But, one blessed-and-highly-favored reader is going to win every single super awesome unEaster basket gift I’ve listed below. These are all resources that will point your kid to Jesus and make them pretty excited to boot.
Are you so ready for this? Here we go…
Scripture Stickies ::: Exactly what it sounds like–stickable Scripture verses. Kinda like a fun and meaningful post-it note. Scripture Stickies is giving away the Cross Scriptures and Jesus is Risen. PLUS 10% off + free shipping with code UNEASTER for everyone!
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren ::: a sweet picture book for kids by one of my heroes!
Yancy ::: Her newest pre-teen devotional, Jesus Music Box Devotional + a Yancy tshirt (boy or girl version!) You know how much I love Yancy and her heart for giving kids God’s Word in the coolest way possible.
Seeds Family Worship ::: Get the whole set, all 7 albums of this modern, awesome-for-the-whole family CDs. Honestly, this needs to be on constant rotation in your house because every single song is Scripture put to music. Plus, each volume comes with two CDs so you can give one away to a friend.
You Can Draw Bible Stories by Sandy Silverthorne ::: A fun book for your little artists. My kids adore this book and use it a lot during school when they are waiting on me to work with the other one. I love how it puts the kids into the story. It’s like a meditation for their little hands.
Willow of Wonder ::: Choose any 8×10 from this gorgeous shop. PLUS choose a print of her Easter subway art (which is free to download!). PLUS PLUS 20% off for everyone with code EASTER. (<—hello, awesome!!) I have loved Willow of Wonder since I found her Armor of God print during our Armor of God series. Go look thru her shop and you will find tons of prints you’ll want to hang on your walls.
Muncle Fred Art ::: a bouquet valued at $30 from this beautiful felt florist (colors and style may differ). This may not look like a Jesus-centered-how-to-grow-in-the-Lord gift, but I love giving flowers because it reminds us to grow in Him and to be a tree planted by the water, to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, to plant the seed of God’s Word and more. It’s beautiful symbolism. (And seriously, HOW GORGEOUS ARE THOSE FLOWERS?!!!)
Here’s what’s fun about this: I’m joining with my friend, Heather at God-Centered Mom to bring this sweet giveaway to you. (Side note: I’m on her podcast today talking about Easter and Sense of the Resurrection!) She has done this same unEaster basket tradition with her boys and you will want to hear her heart, too.
You can enter to win this fabu unEaster basket (no basket included, sorry, folks) by using the RaffleCopter widget below. There are several entry options because I really want you to connect with these ministries/artists/companies. They are fabulous resources for you and your kids. They all have a mission to bring God’s Word to your kids. Get to know them, buy their resources, fill your Easter baskets with them and lead your kids to Jesus this Easter!
DON’T FORGET! A Sense of the Resurrection is 20% off this week with code OHEASTER!