It’s official, Easter is going to look very different for all of us this year. If you’re like me I’m still processing it all. I’ve had a feeling this could happen and stocked up on supplies for a few of our favorite Easter traditions. Later this week I’ll be sharing more of those but for now I wanted to share a couple great resources we love and that I’ll be tucking into our family Easter basket.
I tend to be minimalist when it comes to extra stuff so instead of doing individual baskets for the children we just do one basket for everyone. I’ll tuck in a few individual items for each of the children but it’s mostly things they can share. If you’re thinking of pulling together a basket this year keep Amazon, Target pick up, or Walmart Grocery pick up in mind. Stay home, stay safe.
We were given an early look at two brand new releases for the holiday . Sally Lloyd Jones (author of The Jesus Storybook Bible) wrote the sweetest beginner Bible perfect for the littlest loves in your family. The durable board book pages, magnetic flap, and rainbow strap make this book even more friendly for littles still learning to respect books. We were over the moon when we got Tara Knudson’s new book Easter Egg Day. My Sadie was in love with the Christmas Cookie Day book she sent us back in November so naturally when this book arrived we couldn’t contain our excitement. Tara does an incredibly creative job with storytelling with rhyme. This book is both cute and colorful! Who doesn’t love the egg coloring tradition every Easter?! If you’re looking for a fun book to add to your season collection- be sure to grab this one!
I grabbed a few other resources we’ve had and have been using that I think would make great Easter basket gifts.
First up, I can not say enough good things about Cultivate What Matters’ Write the Word for Kids journal. Wow! What an absolute treasure! This journal is made with kids in mind. It’s easily adaptable for various ages and skill levels. It provides room for scripture copy, drawings, and reflection. (…oh, and stickers too! My girl LOVES the stickers)
The Daily Grace Company has a treasure trove of resources for the whole family but I especially love the scripture card sets they have for children. The Gospel Conversation Cards are just one example of the beautiful tools they have for families. They have several.
And last, but not least, from the same family that brought us the Star from Afar Christmas game comes the Easter Story Egg. This Scripture card set is a really simple way to keep us on track with daily reading leading up to Easter Sunday.
Of course, I like to toss in a few fun things too! Sidewalk chalk and bubbles are life savers right now and the silicone placemats from His Kids Company are perfect for an Easter basket surprise!
While things are certainly going to look different for all of us this Easter there is comfort knowing the gospel is forever constant. In the middle of a world turned upside down I hope these little ideas are an encouragement. May the simplicity of the holiday this year make it all the more precious and meaningful. Gospel hope is what keeps our hearts steady in this time.