Easter is the perfect time to reinforce the significance of God in our lives and the price Jesus Christ paid on the cross for our sin. Zondervan has an amazing selection of books, bibles, and activity books that are perfect for toddlers through teens – and adults! They are a much healthier, longer-lasting, and nurturing alternative to candy too!
I love the selection and how relevant their books and stories are for our modern day world.
Ready, Set, Find Easter (ages 2+)
Ready, Set, Find Easter is a fun book for toddlers. This book teaches children the story of Easter with beautiful, kid-friendly artwork and scripture references that you can dive into deeper if you’d like. My kids loved seek and find books as young children and still do as grade school age kids! It is a fun way to make story time interactive. Each page has 6-10 images that pertain to the story that kids can find in the illustration. Ready, Set, Find Easter is a great board book for kids ages 2+ priced at $8.99 on Amazon.com.
The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets and Easter Fun Sticker & Activity Book (ages 3+)
Although not Easter themed, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets is perfect for Easter gift-giving. This soft cover book is built around Proverbs 12:10, “The righteous care for the needs of their animals.” We thank God for our pets at prayer time every day, they truly are a blessing from God. If your little one has a pet – from a goldfish to a puppy, this is the perfect book for them. The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets is for ages 4+ and sells for just $3.99 on Amazon.com.
The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker & Activity Book is perfect for Black Friday and Easter weekend! Maybe even bring a copy to church to keep kids as young as 3 engaged in the Easter message, at their level. This activity book includes 50 reusable stickers, coloring pages, spot the difference, word searches, connect-the-dots, and more activities that are all centered around Easter. The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker & Activity Book is perfect for ages 3+ and sells for just $5.39 on Amazon.com.
The Beginner’s Bible Activity Book Activity Book and Coloring Book (ages 3+)
The Beginner’s Bible Activity Book uses familiar characters from stories from The Beginner’s Bible to play games like mazes, connect-the-dots, word puzzles, matching games, and more. My kids loved The Beginner’s Bible when they were younger (ages 4-7), this activity book would be great for those that have this Bible but equally as fun for those that don’t. You can purchase The Beginner’s Bible Activity Book for ages 4+ at just $4.99 on Amazon.com.
If your child likes to color, The Beginner’s Bible Coloring Book offers coloring fun with an emphasis on over 60 Bible stories and character from The Beginner’s Bible. You can purchase The Beginner’s Bible Coloring Book for just $3.73 on Amazon.com for ages 3+.
Both make fun Easter basket additions!
Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible (ages 3+)
For children ages 3+, the Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible tells the stories of real heroes of the Bible in a captivating way for young children to understand. This is a great Bible for beginners to start learning the famous stories of the Bible.
You can purchase Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible for $11.55 on Amazon.com.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar (ages 4+)
The Legend of the Sand Dollar is a revised copy of the original with new illustrations. In this picture book, cousins learn the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within a sand dollar, that Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar on Amazon.com for $12.12.
NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible (ages 6+)
The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is a full text NIrV Bible that highlights six stories from the Bible a brief summary of the story with beautifully illustrated images along with 24 full-color inserts. This full featured Bible is perfect for a first ‘real’ Bible for kids that are outgrowing the Storybook Bible (which my kids loved when they were younger).
The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible is for ages 6+ for only $16.50 on Amazon.com.
The Bible Explorer’s Guide (ages 7+)
The Bible Explorer’s Guide is a great non-fiction reference guide for kids that want to learn more about how it was like to live in the time of the Bible. They will learn about everyday life through photos, maps, and illustrations illuminating, people, places, objects, and buildings of the Bible. This book is for ages 7+, a 7 year old may need assistance in reading and understanding this book while my 12 year old enjoys discovering new facts that he never read in the Bible.
The Bible Explorer’s Guide for $10.52 on Amazon.com.
Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional Nonfiction, Devotional (ages 8+)
Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional Nonfiction, Devotional is a thoughtful Easter gift for kids ages 8+. This hard-cover devotional book offers 60 days of God’s unchanging promises through NIV Bible verses that are paired with detailed line art that your child or teen can color as they reflect on God’s word. My 10 year old and 12 year old children both enjoy this devotional and I also could see myself enjoying this as an adult.
You can purchase the Faithgirlz Promises for You Coloring Devotional Nonfiction, Devotional for ages 8+ for $10.60 on Amazon.com.
Hello Stars (ages 8-12)
Hello Stars is a book written for 8-12 year old girls and written by a 12 year old girl! My daughter loves this FaithGirlz book especially since it is written from a girl her age. My daughter can’t wait to read the other 2 in this series. This series is about a 12 year old girl Lena has her dream of being a movie star is harder than she ever imaged and her life is flipped upside down.
You can purchase Hello Stars on Amazon.com for $6.81.
For Love & Honor (ages 13+)
For Love & Honor is a fantasy fiction romance book set in historical times. Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet find themselves in a situation where they have to trust each other, even if it means revealing secrets that could lead to their demise.
You can purchase For Love & Honor on Amazon.com for $7.52.
Zonderkidz for Easter
I highly recommend purchasing at least one religious Easter book, Bible, or activity book for Easter and other Christian holidays to reinforce the true meaning of the season. Add an Easter book to Easter Baskets, gift wrap them for your kids as a special gift to be given on Good Friday or Easter morning, give as gifts to grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
It may not be the first thing kids reach for in the Easter basket but it is a gift that will be treasured long after the candies are gone.
Check out all of the Zondervan selection for children of all ages on the Zondervan website.