Looking for an alternative to the traditional Easter basket? Focus on what really matters in your family with these FREE Easter printables!
In our home, Easter is all about the cross. In fact, that famous little bunny has actually never even stopped by. It’s not that we are bunny haters or anything. I simply found that I couldn’t bring myself to focus Easter morning on it. I want that day to be all about the amazing gift that we have in the resurrection of our Savior. Maybe you do as well.
So I came up with a compromise that has been a beautiful tradition in our home. Instead of a traditional basket and talk of a bunny, we have a Resurrection basket. Even though it’s not hidden by a cute little bunny, it creates such fun for the children on Easter morning. The basket is filled with things that celebrate God’s love for them and Jesus’ amazing gift to us through salvation.
This year I figured you might want in on the fun, so we created a few Easter printables to go in the basket. Use one or use them all, it’s up to you of course! Just have fun planting God’s truth into the hearts of your children. That’s what this day (and every day) is really all about!
What’s included in the Resurrection Basket Easter Printables:
My kids love candy bars. I mean, who doesn’t?! So the first printable is the candy bar printable! You simply wrap the printable around their favorite candy bar and viola! With 2 Corinthians 5:15 on the front, you will have a message of Christ’s love wrapped around a sweet treat.
The second printable included is the “Stone Was Rolled Away” printable. This is intended to wrap around a pack of Rollos. But it could also be wrapped around any other longer, round candy. On the front, Luke 24:2 tells of the stone “rolling” away. Get it? Rollos?
Finally you’ll get the Band-Aid printable. Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” This printable is a great lead-in to talk about Jesus being wounded for us. The Band-Aids give the visual that makes it easy for kids to understand. You can wrap this around a box of band-aids for the perfect visual reminder. (And if your kids are like mine, they go through band-aids in no time!)
To create your own basket, you will need:
- Candy Bar(s)
- Rollos (or other longer, round candy)
In my kids’ baskets, I also included our traditional chocolate crosses that I purchase every year at Target for $1, as well as the Lindt chocolate lambs. And I added a bag of jelly beans with the Jelly Bean Prayer Printable stapled to the top.
Maybe you aren’t into the “Easter basket” idea. That’s OK too! You could use these printable covered candies as small gifts for your kids to hand out at church to teachers or friends. You could even use the band-aid printable as a visual aid to a Sunday School class. Or you might want to use the candy bars as a way to invite neighbors to your Easter service. Basket or no basket, these printables make it simple to send a fun but meaningful message of Christ this Easter.
GET YOUR FREE PRINTABLES:
Get the Resurrection Basket Easter printables by clicking the image below! May your celebration of Christ be extra meaningful this year!