Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Basket Goodies


There is a great little article in the Ensign this month with suggestions of religious items to include in kid Easter baskets. Some of the items listed include:

1. Mini hymnal or Primary Songbook
2. New ERA poster cards
3. CTR rings
4. Red scripture-marking pencils or highlighters
5. Picture of the Savior

I like this idea a lot and have been brainstorming to add to the list. Here is what I have so far:

- Church-related stickers
- Charms for a bracelet/necklace like these
- DVD of the church movie Easter Dream
- A tie (rolled up into an egg maybe)
- A storybook of the resurrection
- Consecrated oil container/keychain
- Book mark for scriptures
- A framed picture of the temple or of your family
- CD of music from MoTab or other uplifting group
- A written version of your testimony of the Savior

I also like the idea of printing out some scriptures on paper and putting them inside eggs with the candy (which reminds me of this post I wrote last year for an Easter morning scripture study). You could also use pictures of the Savior and make a sacrament picture book, too.

If you have additional ideas to make Easter baskets more special be sure to leave it in a comment!

Scripture of the Day: Alma 40:2-3

7 comments:

  1. Boy, these are really good ideas! I still do the traditional basket but my kids (yes, even the 19 and 14 yr old) get them on Saturday morning instead of Sunday.

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  2. This year I'm giving each of my kids their own copy of the Illustrated Book of Mormon reader so that they can start a habit of personal scripture study on their own. And this isn't that churchy really--but you could attach Alma 32 to it-- I always put seeds in their baskets so we can plant a garden together.

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  3. These are some great, fun ideas!

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  4. We do the same as Heidi and give out baskets on Saturday. My parents always did it that way and so we have followed the tradition. I love all your ideas though. I will have to see if I can think of any others.

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  5. These are all wonderful ideas. I'm so glad that I saw it before Easter so that I can implement them. :)

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  6. I forgot to say that I am sorry I missed the opportunity to tag you yesterday with a "keeping it real" picture! :-) I did come very close to putting you down.

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  7. So now I feel lame about the 4 webkins I bought yesterday.

    I do try to to all of that stuff on saturday, though, and we do more spiritual stuff on Sunday. I mean, we're still eating the chocolate from Saturday, but the big crazy excitement is over and we can focus on the Savior.

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