Start a Breakfast Basket Routine

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-7

Do you struggle to find time to intentionally share Jesus with your kids? Let me tell you a little secret about what works in our house: Food. My kids are a captive audience any time they are eating! During mealtime they happily soak up the Bible, kids devotions, and hymn stories. They will readily recite Bible passages, sing praises to Jesus, think of things they are thankful for, pray fervently, and listen to stories about great Christian men and women.

I keep a basket of books by our table so I have everything I need at my fingertips (we call it our morning time basket, but choose a meal that works for you if mornings are too busy). This is an easy habit, and I can tell it’s making an impact on their little hearts and lives. Maybe this is a fun habit for you to try this summer!

Some of our favorite morning time books are listed here. Your local library or are great resources for cheap or free books!
The Jesus Storybook Bible – Sally Lloyd Jones
Answers In Genesis Answer Books for Kids set – Ken Ham
Leading Little Ones to God – Marian Schoolland
My Big Book of Five Minute Devotions – Pamela Kennedy
The Action Bible – Doug Mauss
Hero Tales – Dave and Neta Jackson
The Child’s Story Bible – Catherine Vos
• Dusty’s Beary Tales – Ruthann Winans
Hymns For a Kid’s Heart – Joni Eareckson Tada
Kingdom Tales – David and Karen Mains
Case For Faith For Kids – Lee Strobel
Big Thoughts for Little People – Kenneth Taylor

Tara Davis

4 Comments on “Start a Breakfast Basket Routine”

  1. Thank you for sharing these resources!

    I bought almost all of them and my daughter and I enjoy using these to connect with God and each other.

    She especially likes “Dusty’s Beary Tales” and “My Big Book of Five Minute Devotions”

    1. Oh, that is so wonderful!!! Our breakfast basket time was my favorite time of the day! Thanks for sharing your heart with us and for being with us!

  2. Tara, I’m so, so very sorry for your loss.
    I appreciate your HONESTY and TRANSPARENCY in your role as ‘mom.’
    Thanks for your great advice on how to be more intentional in parenting our ‘gifts’ from God!

    1. Thank you for being so kind Sheri. We appreciate your sweet words. Thank you for reading and for your encouraging note. I passed it on to Tara and she was so touched by your words.
      Love, Deb

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