Lent is winding down and I thought it would be great to make a list of some things to give to little children in lieu of sugary Easter baskets. I know, I know but it’s tradition you say! My mother had diabetes and I personally have a sweet tooth so I know how hard it is to forego the sweets. If you are a family that does sweets, why not make it a tradition to bake them together for the memories? Anyway, down to the list of things you can purchase instead of candy.
Teething Rosary. My late aunt’s favorite church is a beautiful traditional Italian Catholic church in the heart of Little Italy. They also have one of the most extensive and beautiful gift shops in San Diego for Catholic/Christian religious items. Shortly after I came across trendy teething necklaces for moms to wear and babies to enjoy at baby boutiques, I found a rosary style one at that church’s gift shop. Having a rosary in this form is great because as the child grows, they can have an active part in praying the rosary if you feel called to do that sort of daily meditation. https://amzn.to/2RpzNwv
This Toddler Missal has a really adorable art style and it has given our boys a gentle reminder of what it’s like to be in the house of the Lord.
This One Year Devotions for Preschoolers was gifted to us by Dawnya and we love it! It’s not Catholic specific and works for all kinds of Christians. It’s really quick, easy and relate-able for small children.