Don’t want to fill your child’s Easter Basket with sugary candy? I’ve got 30 non-candy Easter Basket ideas just for you!
Hey there, friends. Spring has arrived and Easter is right around the corner. We love doing Easter egg hunts for our kids while they are little. It’s so fun to watch them hunt and search for eggs.
I certainly allow my kids plenty of chocolates and candy. I even sneak a few Cadbury Eggs and Reece’s eggs for myself. I mean, there has to be some in perks in being a mom! Okay, so I’m not actually taking it out of their basket, I just make sure not to put the whole package in their baskets.
In fact, I try to keep most of the basket with fun activities and toys instead of just sweets. But remember you can always add non-sweet food like crackers, popcorn, goldfish, fruit and other things like that. Today, I’m sharing 30 non-candy Easter Basket ideas. In fact, there is no food at all in this list.
30 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
Color Bath Drops
Diary, Journal, or Drawing Tablet
Playdough / Silly putty
Movie / DVD
Lip Gloss / Chapstick
I hope that helps you have an awesome Easter. Remember, there is no need to fill your child’s Easter Basket with junk. Less is more and stick to things that your child will actually use and enjoy. Don’t forget to check out my Spring Bucket List for fun Spring activities for you and your family! Happy Easter!
Spend time before Easter Sunday reflecting on your relationship with Christ with these 40 Lenten Journal Prompts.
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Welcome friend. Today, I’m sharing 40 Lenten prompts. Lent is typically acknowledged by Catholics as the 40 days before Easter in the church’s liturgical calendar. For example, in the Catholic church, this is a time to give alms and we fast on Fridays (abstain from meat) to align ourself with sacrifice. This small sacrifice serves as a reminder of what Christ did for us.
I think this goes beyond doctrinal differences of Christians. The forty days before Easter is also a good time to reflect on the health of your relationship with God.
I love journaling. I’ve been doing it for years and really feel like it’s a beneficial tool of introspection. First, journalling helps document where you are emotionally and spiritually at a given time. Next, it serves as a timeline, gracefully depicting an arc of your emotional growth. Once you become accustomed to journaling, I know it will become a great tool for self-therapy.
Additionally, if you’d like more ideas for journaling, please read my other posts:
All you need to get started is a notebook and pen. If you hate writing, don’t worry. There are plenty of digital options these days. Day One, for example, is a great digital diary that even allows you to post photos with your writing and is available in the cloud for all your devices.
Lenten Journal Prompts
How can you help your spouse become closer to God?
What do you feel God wants you to change?
How can you help your children become closer to God.
Describe a recent situation where God was clearly present.
What verse gives you comfort in hard times and why?
How can you better serve God?
What do you need to leave at the cross?
Who or what needs forgiving?
For what are you asking God?
With what do you need patience?
Name three things you are grateful for this week.
About what are you most fearful?
What does the cross mean to you?
What mysteries do you wish you knew?
Delight in the Lord and give praise.
How can you better serve others?
Which bible character inspires you most and why?
How can you be a better steward with money?
Describe a prayer God has answered recently.
Which deceased friend or family member are you still grieving? Which bible verse give you the most comfort?
Who do you find hard to love and how can you pray for them?
How can you become more humble?
Have you ever evangelized? How did you feel doing it?
What is your favorite verse in scripture and why?
How can you make time for more prayer?
Of the gifts of the spirit, which do you most like to possess and why?
Describe a time God answered your prayer in a better way.
In what situation do you need to praise God instead of complain? Why do you find it so hard?
We all have a role to play in God’s world. What do you think your purpose is?
The enemy loves to attack our joy and hope. Where do you feel like you’re being attacked and how will you fight back?
What does “following Christ” mean to you?
When you reflect on your life, what hard time are you most grateful for?
When do you feel God most distant?
Why do you love God?
From what do you need healing?
Write a prayer for your enemy (I know this is a hard one).
Confess something to God.
For what God-given gifts are you most grateful?
How do you think God sees you?
Before You Leave
I hope these forty lenten journal prompts help you understand your relationship with Christ better. Lastly, don’t forget to pin this post, so you can use this year after year.
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Butterflies, flowers and Winter melting away. Enjoy Spring this year by doing seasonal related activities by using The Ultimate Spring Bucket List
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Ah, primavera! Who doesn’t love Spring? After bleak, winter days the Spring is a welcome visitor. Virgin vegetation, budding flowers, and cool breezy days seem to embody the beauty of Spring. And the baby animals? Seriously, there isn’t a baby animal that isn’t cute.
There is only one thing I dislike about Spring. In Texas, we have Texas Live Oak, an indigenous species of Oak that sheds its leaves in March. So just when you think you’ve cleaned up all the fall and winter leaves, the Oak drops buckets of leaves in your yard. But what makes it really awful is all the yellow pollen it drops. It’s like a slow death by allergies. Aside from that I really enjoy Spring.
Ultimately, your bucket list should reflect you and what you enjoy. I’m always inspired by the newness of Spring. Spring makes me want to clean out my house and get organized. It makes me want to be outside before the summer heat gets here. Frankly, Spring invigorates me to try new things and explore nature. Mostly, it encourages me to be outside.
Ask yourself what inspires you. You may feel differently than I do. That’s okay. Make it your own. However, if you are struggling to find things to add to your list, that’s where I come in to help. Below is a list of Spring-inspired activities.