If you want to put together a meaningful and unique Christ-Centered Easter Basket, you are going to love these ideas that keep the focus on the new life we have because of Jesus. Download the free printable tag to make it even easier to put it all together.
You might be asking yourself, what in the world does a transformer have to do with creating a Christ-Centered Easter Basket? I also asked that same question about six years ago when I first saw a transformer sitting on the stage on Easter Sunday. Little did I know, that transformer would become a powerful picture of the life transformation we have because of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Each year our pastor would share a story about how he and his wife would give their four boys a transformer in lieu of an Easter basket as a hands on reminder of the transformation that is only made possible because of Christ. Pretty neat, right?! Now every time I see or think of a transformer I immediately think about this analogy that our pastor friend made and I’m reminded about what Jesus did on the cross.
If you walk into any store this time of year you are fully aware that it’s pretty hard to not pass by colorful pastel eggs and candy galore. I’ll be the first to admit that I love the cheerful spring colors, brightly colored eggs, and fun baskets filled with goodies. Yet lately I’ve been trying to be more intentional about finding ways to point it all back to Jesus. I desperately want my kiddos to understand that Easter is about the enormous sacrifice Jesus willingly made on our behalf on the cross and the life-changing shout it from the rooftops news that He defeated death and rose again!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” [2 Corinthians 5:17]
Easter baskets can be a fantastic way to point it all back to Jesus. Today I’m sharing three unique Christ-Centered Easter Basket ideas to spark meaningful conversations with your kids long after Easter Sunday. Plus I’m sharing a free printable tag to make it even easier for you to put it all together. I love that these ideas keep the focus on the new life we have because of Jesus!
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New Creation Christ-Centered Easter Basket Ideas:
What better way to show that in Christ you are a new creation than with a Transformer (like this one here, here, here, and here)?! The Transformers that I’ve linked are perfect for younger kids, but if your kids are older you can definitely find a more complicated one.
Your kids can see firsthand that the transformer changes into something completely different. I love this visual reminder of 2 Corinthians 5:17!
2. Garden Set
Invite your kids to plant a seed and watch it transform into a beautiful flower with their very own garden set (like this one here or here). Just add a simple flower pot, soil, and a packet of seeds and you’re ready to go!
3. Butterfly Garden
Your kids will love watching caterpillars turn into butterflies right before their eyes with their very own Butterfly Pavilion (like this one here or here)! The transformation that caterpillars undergo is such an amazing visual for kids, especially when talking about the new life we have in Christ.
Easily tie it all together with the a tag that says, “In Christ You are a new Creation”. To make it really simple for you I’m sharing the free printable tag below!
Download the Free New Creation Printable Tag Here:
Bonus Idea: Christ-Centered Children’s Books
Giving a new children’s book is another favorite way to point your family to Christ. It can be a really neat tradition your kids will look forward to each Easter. Here are some of our favorites:
First Bible Basics: A Counting Primer
Psalms of Praise: A Movement Primer
Holy Week: An Emotions Primer
Let there Be Light: An Opposites Primer
The Garden, The Curtain, and the Cross
Found: Psalm 23
Loved: The Lord’s Prayer
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New
The Jesus Storybook Bible
When I Pray for You
A Very Happy Easter
The World is Awake
God’s Very Good Idea
The Friend Who Forgives
Goodbye to Goodbyes
Baby Wren and the Great Gift
The Donkey Who Carried a King
Bible Infographics for Kids
God Counts: Numbers in His Word and His World
When God Made You
Who Sang the First Song
Whether it’s through something as silly as a transformer changing into something new, watching a seed turn into beautiful flower, a caterpillar transforming into a radiant butterfly, or curling up on the couch to read a book, I truly hope that these tools are springboards that help your kids engage with and see a glimmer of the incredible new life we can have because of Jesus’ work on the cross. He has brought us from death to life and that is truly something to celebrate!
Be sure to download the FREE New Creation Printable tag above. Happy Easter, friends!
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