Start a morning devotions basket to help your family cultivate intentional moments every day. Read the tips below to help you create your own!
Creating a morning devotions basket has been on my list for a while. I finally decided to put together all of the items I have been collecting into one basket. My hope is that this basket can help redeem some of the craziness of our mornings.
How the Morning Devotions Basket Will Work (This will be a work in progress!)
Before the kids head to school, we will sit down with the basket around the table. We always eat breakfast before they leave for school. Therefore, it makes sense for them to have a little morning devotional time. Usually, they go right to their tablets for a quick bit of tech time before school, so I plan to replace this with some morning devotions time.
Important things to keep in mind:
Use the morning devotions basket during a meal. This could be used during breakfast, snack, dinner, etc. I believe that when you use it when you are eating, the attention span is greater. Everyone is already gathered together so it is easy to blend the two together.
Keep it simple.
I am not going to expect my kids to do in depth studies or do every single activity. The idea of a morning devotions basket is to provide them with a basket of opportunities.
Perfection is not the goal.
My hope is that in providing space for this time to happen, it can sow important truths and routines into my kids. However, I am not expecting perfection. There will be mornings we are running late. There will be struggles because this is part of life. However, I believe that we can add this into our rhythms and it will be a healthy change.
What’s in Our Morning Devotions Basket
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I plan to add in different books every month that fit with our Family Moments focus for the month. This month for compassion we have: Same Kind of Different as Me, The Berenstain Bears and the In-Crowd, and The Berenstain Bears’ New Neighbors.
Crew and Co Encouragement Sticky Notes- These sticky notes from Crew + Co are great to use to write a verse of encouragement along with a challenge for the day. Sometimes I like to write these ahead of time to share a little challenge for the day with the kids.
Prayer Cards- I love being able to speak truth into my kids. We will use these printable prayer cards to read through together.
Lord’s Prayer Cards- Keeping practical tools to help my kids growth in their faith is another essential! These are from Tiny Theologians are the perfect tool for kids.
The Gospel Alphabet- We love this product for preschool and for our morning devotions basket!
Bibles- One of the regular Bibles in the morning devotions basket will be the Jesus Storybook Bible. We use this Bible for our Family Moments and it is a favorite!
Journals- My kids love journals. We usually just use random notebooks. These are great for them to write or draw in. We encourage them to write verses in them or if they are younger to draw in them and tell us about it.
Do you have a morning basket for your kids? I would love to hear about it! Want to join in with me? Share your morning basket using the #morningdevotionsbasket Remember, adjust this to make it work well for your family!
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