Family Friendly Easter Celebrations

Easter I

Inspired by Moms Encouraging Moms great list of suggestions for including kids in your observation of Lent and the idea of a Christmas Book Advent over at Elle Keeps Moving, we’ve decided to do an Easter Book Basket for Lent this year.  Each day between now and Easter, we’ll let the boys choose an Easter or other faith-nurturing book to read.  Of course, forty books on any one topic is a lot, so we will likely read select stories from a favorite children’s Bible, make use of our local library, and probably even repeat a few favorites.

Easter Book Basket

Looking for some book titles for the Easter season?  Take a look at this list of 25 Books to Nurture you Child’s Faith complied by parents at our church.

Easter III

25 Books to Nurture your Child’s Faith from Moms Encouraging Moms

Our goal will be to sit down each night as a family to read a book of the boys’ choice. (And I’m sure, as two-year-olds, they will always agree.)  However, with our crazy schedules, there are sure to be some days where we read our Lenten selection during the day or with just Daddy, etc.  This will not “replace” any reading we are already doing with the boys, but will hopefully increase the amount of time we are sitting together with a book in our hands.

How will you celebrate Easter and/or the Lenten season this year?  Please share any favorite crafts, recipes, traditions, or stories with us between now and Easter (March 31st).  Looking forward to sharing your inspiration.  Thank you!

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  1. This is great–thank you so much for hosting a Lent inspired link-up!

  2. Seeing the pictures of your twins brought back so many memories for me! Mine are 17 (will be 18 in April) and I really do miss them being so little, when everything was such a time of wonder and discovery for them! Enjoy them! It really doesn’t last very long :( I found your blog through the Thursday blog hop. Check me out at when you have time :)

  3. Hollie, this is a great idea! Our boys love reading books with us. You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks for sharing with us last week, we can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  4. I love your Easter book basket! We always loved reading books about Lent and Easter throughout Lent. Thanks so much for the link-up! Deb @

  5. That is a great idea for lent! Plus, it helps the kids get excited about reading! Thanks for letting me share my Kcup bunnies in the linky party too!

  6. Love your site! I myself have one toddler with another one on the way. Thanks for hosting the link party I have included a link back to your post in 101 Easter Activities, Recipes and Crafts.

  7. Thanks for hosting :)

  8. Thanks for the invite! I have linked up 3!!

  9. Loved all these ideas! I was a procrastinator this year with Easter activities, but we did manage stories & a few resurrection YouTube videos.

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