Build a Better Easter Basket

Thanks to Building Faith for sharing this Great Idea in their Easter 2024 Toolkit (check it out for some other Great Ideas!).

Jerusalem Jackson Greer writes, ‘Can an Easter basket contain more than a sugar high? Absolutely! With a little extra shopping effort, some scraps of paper, and a handful of Bible verses, we can help our kids connect the gifts of their faith with the festivities of the day. Consider filling a basket with the following items, each of which has a true Easter connection.

Jackson Greer suggests the following items – connected to an Easter theme and scripture verse:

  1. Bubbles – Joy Comes in the Morning (Luke 24:1-2)
  2. Party Blowouts – Alleluia Christ Is Risen! (Matthew 28:5-6)
  3. Glow Sticks or Bracelets – Let Your Light Shine (Matthew 5:16)
  4. Bible or Prayer Book & Markers – Illustrate Your Faith (Luke 24:32)
  5. Small Flower Pot Kit – Grow with God (2 Peter 3:18)
  6. Piggy Bank – Give Unto God (Matthew 19:21)
  7. Stuffed Lamb or Sheep-shaped Candies – YAHWEH Is My Shepherd (Joh 10:11)
  8. Wind Up Chick & Donation of Poultry – Birds of Heaven – (Luke 12:24)

Jackson Greer adds some bonus Basket Ideas:

  • Fair trade candy or chocolates
  • Paschal Ca
  • Paschal Candle craft materials (could be a great activity for the Vigil of Easter!)
  • Cross craft (perhaps better suited for a Good Friday event)
  • Prayer journal

Bonus Ideas:

Print out the scriptures and have kids match each scripture to each item.

And/or make this part into a treasure hunt, determining what they are searching for!

Read the full post here.