You have the colorful basket you have used for years, or maybe this year is a first in your family’s tradition for Easter baskets. There’s no problem finding a vast array of stuffed animals, Easter candy, or other Easter basket ideas. I mean who can say no to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate Easter eggs or Starburst jelly beans? I digress. The point is, you know how to stuff the basket full of goodies that will fill your child’s or grandchild’s belly, but what can you put in the basket that will fuel their faith?
As a veteran children’s ministry leader and a mom, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite resources to give you plenty of faith-filled Easter basket ideas.
Easter Basket Ideas for Preschool Kids
- The Very First Easter This inexpensive book from the creators of “The Beginner’s Bible” is a great way to introduce your youngest learners to the incredible truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
2. The ABCs of God’s Attributes As you teach your preschoolers their letters, why not also help them discover the attributes of God. These cards from Tiny Theologians serve as a fun way to bring the unchanging character of God to life for kids.
3. “Ready, Set, Go” Little Praise Party DVD Yancy brings rockstar flavor with a commitment to never water down the truth. She delivers in an exciting way through lively music. “Little Praise Party” is about inviting young hearts to a relationship with Jesus by beginning a foundation of theology through worship.
4. Colorful: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us Help your little ones celebrate their skin color as another example of God’s creativity. This easy-to-read book provides a new approach to discussing race with children. Instead of being colorblind, we can choose to celebrate each color God gave us and be colorful instead.
5. Who Sang the First Song? This colorful board book from Dove Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb reveals that God our Maker sang the first song. And He created us all with a song to sing.