Looking for more than just Easter bunnies and eggs? These 30+ Christian-themed Easter basket ideas were created with the faith-based family in mind! There are some simple and fun ideas and then deeper Gospel-centered ideas.
Easter is a beautiful time to explain the Gospel story to your children. It is easy to let the Easter bunny take over
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How to Create a Christian Easter Basket
I have to admit that we have been lax over the years in creating Easter baskets with a ‘Christian’ or ‘religious’ theme. It’s just so easy to pick up the eggs filled with toys or candy and call it good!
However, there are so many benefits to creating a Christian Easter Basket.
- It cultivates discussions on the true meaning of Easter.
- Your children can interact with the Gospel story.
- The toys/candy are not meaningless, they have a purpose.
What can I use Instead of a Basket for Easter?
If you would prefer not to use an Easter Basket, there are some simple alternatives. Check out these Easter Basket alternatives!
- Collapsible pails
- Fun storage containers – this one has a cow pattern!
- Fabric bin
The nice thing about all this is that they are all reusable after your Easter baskets have been opened! Now onto the Easter Basket Ideas!
What do you put in a Boys’ Easter basket?
I have two boys currently who are 2 & 3 years old. I am always hearing that it is super tough to buy gifts for boys, but I have to say that I feel the opposite! I love buying my little firecrackers gifts. Here are a few Easter basket ideas for the little and older boys in your life.
Not all of these will be Christian Easter Basket Ideas, some will be more generic.
- Wooden Car Kit or a Model Car Kit
- Try Not to Laugh Easter Joke Book
- The Answer Books for Kids (by Answers in Genesis)
- Dinosaur for Kids (by Answers in Genesis – Biblical View of Dinosaurs)
- Or Grab this Dinosaur Pack Deal
- Easter Egg Cars
- The Action Bible Guess it Game (older boys)
Christian Easter Basket Ideas
There is no shortage of Christian Easter Basket ideas out there! If you are worried that they will not be enough variety, fear not! We are going to dive into lots of options and variety for you to choose from!
Another great way to fill Easter baskets with Christian items is to print out Easter coloring pages!
- Bible Belles
- When I Pray for You
- The Legend of the Easter Egg
- The Berenstain Bears Easter Sunday
- The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
- God Gave us Easter
- The Easter Story
- God’s Garden of Blessing
- This I know
- Don’t forget to Remember
- Amon’s Adventure
Christian Crafts and Activities
- The Hello Bible Box – Learn more about the Hello Bible Box through our complete review.
- Squishy Egg Painting (not Christian Easter themed, but you could easily adapt it)
- Scratch Crosses
- The Beginner’s Bible Super Girls Bible Sticker and Activity Book
- The Beginner’s Bible SuperHeroes of the Bible
- Scratch and Sketch Bible Stories
- Easter Ornaments
- Garden Stones
- Water Wow! Bible Stories
- Jesus and the 12 Disciples Coloring
Other Easter Activities
There are many other Christian Easter Activities that could be fun to do with your little ones. This year I am planning on making our “Fairy Garden” into a more faith-based one. We will have some typical Easter miniatures like these bunnies and carrots, but also a large stone that represents Jesus’ tomb and a garden path.
Have you ever heard of resurrection eggs? It is a purposeful way to send your children on an Easter egg hunt while learning the Easter story. This would be another Christian Easter basket idea, but you would need to do it Easter weekend, instead of before the holiday.
Another idea is resurrection rolls. It can be such a delight to bake with little kids and this activity is one that intentionally teaches about the empty tomb of Jesus.
A great idea for Easter baskets is to include some printables in them that you can do together as a family! These scripture-based Easter coloring pages would make a great addition to a little one’s Easter basket.
You could also do something like an Easter advent calendar or Easter countdown craft.
Easter Basket Treats
Although we live a processed sugar-free lifestyle, there is still room for our children to have occasional treats. The first two on this list are sugar-filled candies and the last two are more sugar-conscious options.
Easter Basket Toys
I got super excited looking through these Christian Easter basket ideas. A couple of these, I’m going to get for my kids this year! The memory game specifically is already in my cart ready to go!
- Easter Bingo Cards
- Galilee Boat with 12 Disciples and Jesus
- Easter Felt Set
- Bible Stories Memory Game
- Noah’s Ark Balancing Game
Resurrection Focused Easter
It is unlikely that you are going to use all these Christian Easter Basket ideas, but intentionally focusing on the biblical Easter story, is what really matters.
What is going on in your kids’ Easter baskets this year?