Having a healthy Easter is easier than you may think. Your kid’s Easter baskets don’t have to be all about peanut butter eggs and chocolate bunnies. With a little planning your family can have a Christ centered and healthy Easter. No Peeps needed!
Our Savior, Jesus, hung on a cross, bled and died. The earth shook. The veil was torn. He lay in a tomb for three days. Then, the chasm between God and Man was no more when Jesus arose and walked out of that tomb. That is amazing! Jesus defeated death! And we’ve reduced the importance of that historical event to a holiday about a mutated bunny rabbit who sneaks into our homes and leaves us colorful eggs.
That is messed up.
This post isn’t about the rightness or wrongness of the Easter Bunny. He still visits our house every year. However the last few years his importance has diminished as we’ve focused more on our Savior. This year the “Easter Bunny” will be choosing items that will help my girls to learn more about Jesus. Instead of receiving baskets filled with sugary candy and toys (that they don’t need) they will wake up and find a few healthy treats and items that will help them focus on Jesus.
Here are some ideas for filling your kids Easter baskets:
Christ Focused Easter Basket Ideas
- The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- The Beginner’s Bible Sticker Book Series by Kelly Pulley
- The Bare Bones Bible for Teens by Jim George
And these scripture cards (also from Dayspring) are a great way for your teen to share her faith with her friends.
If you have a daughter who likes jewelry, check out Lisa Leonard’s beautiful faith based jewelry collection.
Healthy Easter Treats
Of course no Easter basket is complete without a few treats. Here are a few healthier options, both homemade and purchased:
- Gingerbread Bunny Cookies (using this adorable bunny cookie cutter!)
- Whole New Mom has a huge list of healthy Easter treats to make. Healthy Cadbury eggs? Yes, please!
- A gift card for frozen yogurt–the perfect treat on these warmer Spring days!
What will your kids be getting in their baskets this year? I’d love a few more ideas to add to my list!