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Easter is almost here and little children everywhere are eagerly anticipating what they will find in their baskets on Easter morning. Before you fill their basket with a month's worth of candy, why not consider investing in inspirational and educational gifts your family will love and enjoy for years to come?
Check out this list of our personal favorites!
Caitlyn with about a 1/3 of our audio drama collection
If you've followed our blog for any length of time, you know we're huge fans of audio dramas. Particularly audio dramas that inspire and build character. We listen to them over and over again and the characters become well-known friends. My kids always find at least one new audio drama in their Easter basket every year.
Jonathan Park Audio Adventures. These are very well-produced, fast-action, creation science audio dramas your kids will love! Fast shipping for only $2.99. You can read a review of Jonathan Park Audio Adventures here.
Heirloom Audio (Adventures of G.A. Henty). These exceptional audio dramas focus on events and people from history such as William Wallace, The French Revolution, Civil War and more!
Ben Hur from Focus on the Family Theater
Chronicles of Narnia from Focus on the Family Theater
Anne of Green Gables from Focus on the Family Theater (We are seriously in danger of having this one memorized.)
Fun & Educational Memberships
Last Christmas at the Zoo Wildlights
Last year we surprised our kids with a family membership to the zoo for Easter and it was a gift that kept giving all year long. Why not surprise your kids with a subscription or membership that they can enjoy long after the candy is gone?
Zoo or science museum family passes
Passes or tickets to a local waterpark or amusement park
Ranger Rick Nature Magazine. Ten magazines and digital newsletters are only $19.95. How excited will your kiddos be to find these delightful magazines in the mail?
Membership to your local nature center
Creativebug. Girls, especially, will love everything a Creativebug membership has to offer! They offer over 1,000 online classes ranging from knitting, crocheting, art, sewing, jewelry, cooking, paper crafting and more. Right now, you can try Creativebug for 1 month free! Rachel just signed up her teen who is an amazing artist, but wants to learn more about using watercolor.
Jam offers online courses for kids including Build Your Own Machines, Lego Building, Drawing, Cooking, Science, and Animation. Three years ago Holden and Gabe went through the Build Your Own Machines course and had a blast! You can sign up to 4 kids for a free 14 day trial or enter your email address for a 10% coupon.
Clubhouse Membership to You ARE an ARTiST video art lessons (two new art lessons each month)
Some of these movies may not be appropriate for children under 12, depending on your family's standards.
The Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith (Animated stories of heroes of the Christian faith)
Risen (This is an Easter must-see for older kids!)
The Ultimate Gift (One of our all-time favorites on sale for $5 on Amazon right now)
I Can Only Imagine (Make sure you have a box of tissues handy! lol)
The Ten Commandments (Of course we have to include this classic)
Our Easter movie favorites!
Bible Study Tools
Encourage your children in their personal devotion time with one of these inspiring gifts on Easter morning.
Holman Study Bible (My boys love this study bible!)
The Sibling Challenge Study Bundle (This includes bible study, t-shirt, Challenge journal and bracelet that says Keep calm and love my sibling!
To Every Nation (This awesome resource includes 12 biographies of Christian missionaries, blow-up globe and bible study journal)
I hope you've found something here to inspire your kiddos this Easter Sunday. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to encourage my children. Do you have any resources you'd like to share here?
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