These unique Christian Easter basket ideas for kids provide ideas for a Christ-centered Easter celebration. Today’s post also comes with an exciting free giveaway of all the products mentioned.
This is a round-up of some great Christian companies and ministries that will help you fill your child’s Easter basket with more meaningful content.
If you are wanting to celebrate the real reason for Easter with your kids, being intentional in the different elements of Easter can make a big difference. The Easter basket provides a great opportunity to share the good news of Jesus’ life and resurrection.
For a link to another one of my favorite Christ-centered breakfast traditions, resurrection rolls, look here.
Why Have a Christ-Centered Easter Basket?
Of course you can still add the candy and bunny ears to the basket, but what if we combined or substituted those with the story of the greatest gift ever given to this world? These Christ-centered Easter basket ideas help you do just that.
The real story of Easter is about the God of the universe recognizing our need for a Savior. His great love for us caused him to find a solution to the divide we have with Him. Our sin separates us from a completely holy God.
The good news is that we don’t need to be perfect before we accept God’s free gift of salvation that ushers us into his presence. “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
Jesus came as the perfect sacrificial lamb to wash us clean and re-unite us with the Creator. He did this by his death on the cross.
However, it didn’t end there. Christ proved to be the Messiah through his resurrection. Everything in Christianity hinges on the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:14 reminds us, “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”
This is what we celebrate on Easter – that Christ not only died for our sins, but he proves out his sovereignty by raising from the dead. This gives us the hope that we too will receive the resurrection and eternal life after we die.
Unique Christian Easter Basket Ideas for Kids
Note: This post, “Unique Christian Easter Basket Ideas for Kids” is a sponsored post. Each participant paid a small fee to be able to be part of the giveaway. I contacted these companies because I believe these would all make great Easter Basket gifts for Christian kids.
I wanted to highlight some great products as I share my unique Christian Easter basket ideas for kids.
The companies I have chosen to partner with today believe these same truths I just described in the Easter story. They understand the importance of placing these truths on the hearts of our children, and they have found unique ways to celebrate and express their own love for Christ.
They, too, want to help you find ways to have a Christ-centered Easter celebration with your kids.
I want to introduce you to the companies I have partnered with to bring you my “Unique Christian Easter Basket Ideas for Kids” and get you excited for the giveaway you will find at the end of the post.
Rad Joy Prayer Cards and Mini-Surrender Crosses
About RAD JOY
From the owners: Rick and I have a heart for spreading God’s word and helping people in their personal walks with Christ. In the beginning of 2016, Rick was inspired to begin creating what we now call our Surrender™ Crosses. They are a way to release our burdens to God and rely on Him more. We had been praying that God would open doors very widely or shut them loudly. On Tuesday, May 3rd, God answered our prayer in an unexpected way – Rick lost his job.
That same night, we took a huge step of faith as we followed the Lord’s call and started our own businesstry (business + ministry), RAD JOY. It is our mission to create beautiful and purpose-filled Christian products that help others radically deepen their faith as they joyfully walk with the Lord.
Each of these prayer cards has a different word with a corresponding simple prayer on the front and a Bible verse on the back. There are 31 cards, so you can pray one card each day of the month or if there is an area on which you’d like to concentrate, you can remove the card from the ring and just focus on that one. Our hope is that this will help us teach our children the importance of praying specifically and praying often.
MINI SURRENDER™ CROSSES Mini Surrender™
Crosses are perfect for a child’s Easter basket or a special gift for a loved one. As with all RAD JOY Surrender™ Crosses, these are handmade from reclaimed wood, making each cross one of a kind. Each cross is prayed over and has a pre-drilled hole and a copper removable nail for piercing your burdens to the cross.
CAPTAIN SUN COMIC/DEVOTIONALS
“DO YOUR KIDS LOVE SUPERHEROES? Let Captain Sun help your kids think Christian-ly about every hero, while pointing them to Jesus, the Hero of Heroes.
Part comic, part kid-friendly devotional, these books are for both fun and faith. A great faith-building and outreach tool! AND bless kids near and far with the Captain’s latest adventure, “Night of the Piper.” Every book sold benefits formerly exploited girls in the Philippines. Available on Amazon. Learn more at itscaptainsun.com.
SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP
Seeds Family Worship makes memorizing the Bible easy and fun and this album is the anthem of our ministry proclaiming that we “believe in the Son” (John 3:36)!
This album is so much fun and expresses the joy we feel as believers in Christ! As always, every song is written to word-for-word scripture from the ESV version of the Bible. Your kids will love these songs and you will love that they are singing God’s Word.
One parent told us, “I love how our whole family is memorizing scripture without even realizing it!” We hope you experience the hope and joy that fills this album and that your family and church is built up by God’s truth.
This product was made in partnership with the ministry Answers In Genesis.
Seeds Buy One -Give One: The way we consume music has changed and not everyone uses CDs anymore. So, now when you purchase a CD you will also get a high-quality Download Card. The download card makes downloading it to your computer and device easy. It can be used three times and is the same quality gift card you would purchase from the store.
SCRIPTURE STACKERS CHRISTIAN BUILDING BLOCK SETS
BUILD Knowledge, Character & Faith – All while you play! Who doesn’t love playing with building blocks? Kids especially love to create with them and carry the little mini-figures everywhere they go.
Why not provide them with a meaningful toy that teaches as well as entertains? All who play can learn Bible Stories and discover new heroes while they create!
Scripture Stackers are building block sets (compatible with all major brands) that bring your favorite Scripture Heroes and stories to life! Our Premier Collection includes six assorted Mini-Figures from the Bible & a 140 Piece Nativity Set! Six Bible Characters/ Mini-figures
★ Moses (with the Burning Bush)
★ Noah (with Cane & Sheep)
★ King Solomon (with his Throne)
★ Goliath (with his Sword & Shield)
★ Baby Moses (with a Cradle & his mother, Jochebed)
★ Joseph (with coins and his mulit-colored coat)
FAITH AND FAMILY BOX
Wish you had more time to connect with your family? We get you! Faith and Family Box is an all NEW resource for families that will help you reconnect! This Easter add a card to their Easter Basket revealing the box the family will be receiving that will help them engage in God’s truth.
Each month comes themed out with a snack to make, conversation questions, a game to play and a Bible Devotion. We want to help families make great memories as they pass on their faith to their kids.
Order your Faith and Family Box today! Each order placed at www.faithandfamily.com between now and March 31st will receive a FREE devotional book.
FAMILY TREEDITION EASTER STORY DEVOTIONAL CARD SET & DEVOTIONAL BOOK
Are you looking for ways to incorporate the true joy of Easter into your family routine this season? The Family Treedition’s Easter Story Eggs Devotional Card Set and Book is a simple, interactive, and impactful way to impart the Easter story to young and old alike.
Each set includes 12, beautifully illustrated, thick, die-cut cards taking participants on the timeless journey of Jesus’s love, sacrifice, and resurrection. The family friendly devotional book details each truth represented on the cards with a corresponding devotion.
Display these eternal love notes on the acrylic stand included with your purchase of the card set, or hang them from one of our centerpiece
Tradition Trees. Card set, devotional book, and Tradition Tree sold separately at FamilyTreedition.com.
LITTLE SEEDS CO.
Little Seeds Co. curates biblical sensory kits to encourage children to learn and grow in the Lord. Each kit includes two 5 oz rolls of homemade play-dough, a double sided story map with pictures, vocabulary, and scripture, plus manipulative to build, create, and explore.
Our kits are a fun and unique way to teach scripture. Research shows that children learn best by doing, exploring, and using their senses. So, why not use these strategies to teach what matters most? Jesus Christ.
Little Seeds aims to make a space for parents and churches to teach children about Jesus through creative, hands-on play.
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT
A story that combines the magic of Christmas and Easter, “The Perfect Christmas Gift,” tells the amazing redemptive story of Jesus in a way that children of all ages can understand.
From Bethlehem’s manger to the victory of the empty tomb, this story takes a very curious eight-year-old boy named Gabriel on a journey through time that he’ll never forget. He not only witnesses the birth of Christ, but the most important moment in history 33 years later when Jesus conquers death to save the world from sin.
Written by author Jennifer Cowan, “The Perfect Christmas Gift,” not only teaches children about how much Jesus loves them, it helps them understand that He is the best friend they can ever have. “The Perfect Christmas Gift” can be purchased online at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Indigo, Amazon.ca and the Apple iTunes store.
THE JELLY BEAN PRAYER
The Jelly Bean prayer is a way to connect the traditional Easter Jelly Bean candy with the true meaning Easter. While it is fun to tell the story with Jelly beans, once the sugar high comes crashing down, you and your children can still continue to use the colorful reminder of the meaning of Easter.
Each set comes in either a natural cotton drawstring bag or an organza drawstring bag. To see more wonderful products like this, be sure to check out the other items in my shop at https://gypsyspoonful.com/market/vendor/affinitystones/ and follow me on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/affinitystones/ for special sales and giveaways!
While you might not add bacon to a Easter Basket, Rockside Ranch gets honored mention and honored participation because of their ministry. Also, who doesn’t want to include bacon in their Easter breakfast. So, while it may not be in the Easter basket, it definitely gets to be a part of the Easter celebration.
Here’s a message from Rockside Ranch:
Most people know a young man (18-24 yrs old) who is struggling. Countless young men are dealing with a lack of purpose or motivation, a technology or drug addiction, or just questioning their place in the world.
Rockside Ranch is a residential discipleship program on a working ranch that helps young men learn the skills they need to overcome crisis and thrive in work and life.
Most students are referred by family or friends. You can make an impact at www.rocksideranch.org and
1. Refer a student to the program
2. Join us in prayer
3. Partner through giving
Everyday, students at Rockside Ranch learn job skills as they feed and care for the livestock, life skills through a series of classes and workshops, and purpose as they grow closer to God and each other.
For young men stuck in crisis, Rockside Ranch is a hope-filled way forward. Over 70% of graduates are employed or in school full time today.
People often say, “I wish is had known about Rockside Ranch a few years ago…” as they describe a loved one who needed help. Most often, waiting makes things worse. Sometimes a guy needs to be reminded that his life is worth it. Share about Rockside Ranch with a loved one today.
Unique Christian Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Giveaway
Each of the companies or ministries mentioned have donated products for a free Easter giveaway. Winner will receive all products mentioned.
Here are the items included in the Giveaway:
- Rad Joy – One SURRENDER™ CROSS and one set of prayer cards
- It’s Captain Sun – Comic Book Titled “Captain Sun – Night of the Piper”
- Seeds Family Worship – I Believe CD
- Scripture Stackers Building Block Set – A bundle of all six Bible characters
- Faith and Family Box – One Faith and Family Box
- Family Treedition – Easter Story Devotional Card Set and Book
- Little Seeds Co. – Easter Sensory Kit
- The Perfect Christmas Gift – A copy of the book “The Perfect Christmas Gift”
- Jelly Bean Prayer – Jelly Bean Prayer Sheet, handprinted rocks and drawstring bag
- Rockside Ranch – 5 pounds of bacon (4 different kinds of bacon: 2lbs belly, 1lb each of canadian, leg, and cottage bacon). Smoked without artificial nitrates/nitrites. Their pigs are pasture-raised and graze through our oak woodlands.
Giveaway items will be sent directly from the company to the winner. Meaningful Mama is not responsible for product but will be notifying both parties to communicate where to send products.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers!). The giveaway will end at 12:00 am on April 3, 2020 (EST). A winner will be selected shortly after and notified by e-mail. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Thank you for being a part of this fun giveaway!a Rafflecopter giveaway