This year I want the Happy Buddy’s basket to be filled with things that point to Jesus – the true reason we celebrate Easter!
It’s kind of hard, though, to find items like this amidst all the bunnies and chicks and jellybeans at the stores.
(Although I think that hopping chick that poops out gum balls is pretty awesome.)
First up, I found this Really Wooly Inspirational Activity Book at Wal-Mart for just a few bucks!
And don’t forget a fun, Easter-themed pencil. This one says, “Jesus Lives!” I got it at our local Christian bookstore.
The Happy Buddy loooooves worship music and playing his drums.
We got him the latest Hillsong Kids Worship CD to rock out to (which you can get HERE).
How about a Chocolate Cross instead of a chocolate bunny?
I picked up this cute picture book at our local Christian bookstore, but you can purchase it HERE.
It wouldn’t be Easter without the Veggie Tales Easter Collection.
If your Happy Home has these DVDs already, I hear that they just came out with a new movie – The Little House That Stood. You can find it on Amazon HERE.
Okay so I was searching and searching for a sweet little lamb (to represent Jesus, the lamb who takes away the sins of the world – John 1:29!) to put in the Easter basket, but then I found this lil’ guy.
He is a part of a line of plush toys made by DaySpring called U-NEEKS. The message behind each funny-looking character is that of Psalm 139 – that they are fearfully and wonderfully made.
This is SPLAT, the bunny.
We love having several different versions of God’s Word to use during our nightly readings.
I fell in LOVE with the new Jesus Calling Bible Storybook and couldn’t wait to add it to our collection!
The illustrations are STUNNING and I love that this Bible has a wide selection of stories.
You can pick one up HERE for just $11.55!
And, finally, I threw in a few items from the Christian bookstore that were just silly and fun – a Cross-Shaped Bubble Necklace, a God Loves You Eraser, and some sort of happy musical thing that you blow into.
If it makes noise, the Happy Buddy will like it.
There you have it!
Happy Christ-Centered Easter Basket-ing!
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