Children’s Books for Easter Baskets & Celebrating the Season
If you haven’t already read the Easter story this week, take time as a family or small group to reflect on the scripture. Break up the passages into sections so that it is not overwhelming, and the verses can also be great devotionals for kids. We love children’s stories that are Easter themed to help our families focus on the meaning and message of the season.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite are age-appropriate books that share the Easter story and then others that would make great additions to any child’s basket. All the titles are from Zonderkidz and they have an Easter Gift Guide on Amazon to make it simple for you to shop.
Twas the Morning of Easter — Using the classic cadence of Clement Moore’s iconic poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this gorgeous picture book shares the true story of Easter with little ones with read-aloud rhymes and engaging illustrations.
Easter Love Letters from God — Are you looking for a way to teach your child about Holy Week and Easter? What if your child could also receive, open, and read his or her own personal mail from God to make the lessons come alive? Easter Love Letters from God contains seven beautifully illustrated Bible stories, each accompanied by a special Bible verse and an encouraging letter tucked away in its own lift-the-flap envelope that can be personalized to your child.
The Berenstain Bears The Very First Easter — Celebrate Easter with the Berenstain Bears family as they share the story of Jesus’ final days on Earth and His glorious resurrection. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they take you down that fond and familiar sunny dirt road, deep in Bear Country to discover the story of the very first Easter.
The Berenstain Bears Easter Sunday — Young readers will understand the true meaning behind the celebration of Easter with The Berenstain Bears as they go to church services, have an Easter treasure hunt, and learn about Easter. Plus there are sticker and activity books too.
Snuggle Time Easter Stories — Snuggle up with your child and share the gift of God’s love as you read this delightful collection of beautifully-illustrated stories from bestselling author Glenys Nellist celebrating Easter and the coming of Spring
Bunny Finds Easter — Easter may have many fun traditions, but Bunny wants to know: “What is Easter?”Little ones can enjoy learning the true meaning of Easter alongside Bunny, celebrating Jesus and his resurrection with Laura Sassi’s sweet and rhyming text.
Easter Egg Board Books — Celebrate Easter with these sweet egg-shaped board books, perfect for tucking into Easter baskets. The multi-layered cover reveals illustrations of snuggly spring farm animals—baby chick, baby bunny, and baby lamb—as you read rhymes about Jesus’ resurrection, the true meaning of Easter, and all the joys of springtime.
Tiny Truths Bible for Little Ones — Starting at the very beginning with the creation story and including Biblical heroes like Abraham, Moses, and David, as well as the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, The Tiny Truths Bible for Little Ones tells a cohesive story of Scripture and God’s enormous love for his children. This is a valuable resource for families wanting to expose their children to the Bible from the earliest ages.
How High is Heaven — Children ask A LOT of questions when it comes to heaven, particularly when they’ve experienced the loss of a loved one. In this uplifting, imaginative picture book, How High Is Heaven? inspires hope and comfort in readers young and old, that heaven can be experienced here and now and is open for us all.
Happy Birthday Fiona — Join your favorite hippo, Fiona–the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens–and her lovable animal friends as they celebrate her birthday—Fiona style! This fun and whimsical addition to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo series is the perfect read-aloud picture book for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere!
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