When Easter finally arrives after a long Lent, my kids are ready for some fun. In fact, Easter has quickly become one of their favorite holidays, especially when the day is nice enough to hunt for their Easter baskets outside.
This year I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite things to put into Catholic kids’ Easter baskets, all available at OSV.
For understanding Easter: God the Father and Best Day Ever
A beautifully illustrated book that teaches kids about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
For learning about the Mass: My Mass Pop-Up Kit
Perfect for hands-on imaginative play.
For making art: Light of Heaven Saints Coloring Book
Have a child who loves to color? Try this coloring book of the saints.
For the fashionable: Saint socks from Sock Religious
Keep your feet warm with the saints! (Get yourself a matching pair. It’s Easter for parents too!)
For the game lover: Works of Mercy Game
Plan a family game night with the Works of Mercy Game.
For the Rosary lover: Tiny Saints Rosary
A great first Rosary for kids 3 and up.
Some people do each child’s Christmas presents in the same paper. Try the same idea for Easter eggs. That way you can make sure each kids gets an equal amount of eggs. You could even hide one large egg that contains a little something for each kid.
Ideas for filling Easter eggs
- Write scripture on pieces of paper
- Temporary tattoos
- Coupons for something they love
- Tiny Saint charms
More ideas for Easter baskets
- Anything that says spring and new life! Gardening tools and seeds. Butterfly nets.
- Journals (for older kids)
- Tiny Saints books
- Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times
- Beeswax candles
- Holy cards
- New toothbrush and toothpaste
- Water bottle
- Spring PJs
- Glory Be Saints A to Z (Rebecca Pohlmeier also sells adorable stickers of her Glory Be Saints.)