Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Story Baskets

Remember the idea we had to give our kids Easter baskets based on the Resurrection story? Well, here's how we did it. The kids made their own resurrection eggs this week and enjoyed telling each other, and anyone else who sat still long enough, the story. I decided to use themes the eggs also dwelled on to help us pick our gifts.

We focused on as many of the key events we could while keeping our spending to a minimum. We were blessed to find some great deals, and to have all ready squirrelled a few things away that fit in beautifully with the idea. Then, I wrote a quick "poem" to help the boys understand how each items landed in their basket. I'm not a big poetry person, but I was pleased with how it came together so quickly.

I made sure to write each gift in capital letters so they'd remember not only what they got, but why. Then after printing them out, I laminated the poems so they could use them later as bookmarks if they wished. Otherwise they'll most likely end up in a scrapbook. 

The end results on our gifts were: A stuffed donkey/horse, water bottle & homemade no sugar chocolate eggs, 30 cents (not pictured), slide puzzle, Soap/bubble bath, 1 game each, 1 pencil/ruler set each, Pop rocks (sugary item), Bible/Bible Book. Little do the kids know I'm just as eager for them to get the "baskets" as they are to find them. (The boxes were found at a local store and they cost me $1 each.) Wishing each of you a very Blessed, Focused, & Happy Easter.

1 comment:

kenziekylanmom said...

I love this idea and you did a great job incorporating everything!