The One Thing You Need to Give Your Kids a Memorable Easter

That’s when a brilliant idea came to me. Since I am surrounded by moms who also are short on resources and the desire to do darling things, I am here to offer my support. I hear you, sisters. You want a powerful object lesson you can do with little to no preparation without spending a dime?

Look no further.

This is so simple, you’re going to kick yourself for not thinking of it already. Here’s what you need. One thing. You need an empty Easter basket. That’s it. I know! It’s too simple, really.

Here’s where the magic happens. Picture this. Your kids emerge from their rooms on Easter morn. They are eager to see their bounty. They come to their Easter baskets only to discover they are empty. You now have their complete attention and can go in for the kill.

“Kids, your Easter basket is empty just like Jesus’ tomb. He is not here. He is risen!”

I promise you they will never forget this lesson. Long after their friends have consumed their empty tomb rolls and have forgotten them, your children will be telling the story of their empty easter basket, and how they learned the real meaning of Easter.

**Now, it’s possible the memories won’t be fond ones if the basket stays empty. I just have not figured out a way to make the story work without an empty Easter basket.  My flash of inspiration only went so far.**


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Amy Fritz
Amy Fritz
Amy Fritz is a wife, mom, and writer. She is passionate about encouraging women in their faith, connecting them to each other and to God’s Word and she loves to offer hope who women who are in transition. She and her husband live near Nashville, TN and homeschool their three children. You can find her at her blog, Facebook or Twitter.

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