With Easter quickly approaching, I thought it was time for an Easter basket idea post!
I love doing Easter baskets for our kids, because it’s a fun excuse to get them a few little treats. And yes, in our house the “Easter Bunny” comes! We always do a bit of candy (once old enough) to throw in with one bigger item and a few small/cheaper things!
Harlyn is constantly doing crafts in her room or on our dining room table. She is obsessed with every craft supply known to man. She will keep every envelope, box, plastic wrap, toliet paper roll, or whatever other trash we will allow her, and make it into her latest craft. Recently she decided she HAS to have glitter glue pens, but I’ve held off buying them so that she can get them in her Easter basket!
This would be perfect for babies OR young toddlers. I know that Maverick still frequently wants to be chewing (OK…biting) because those pesky teeth just will not all come in! As far as teethers go, this one is pretty darn cute!!
For our family, Easter is a celebration of our Risen Lord. Sure, bunnies and chicks are fun, but this book reminds us that the real reason for Easter is that Jesus died on the cross for us and three days later rose from the dead. My hope and prayer for you this Lenten season is that if you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, you would come to.
We recently dug out all our Easter stuff, and when we did, we found a little wind up chick and bunny. The kids started playing with them a few days ago and we’re laughing hysterically with each other. I don’t know why, but Maverick found their walking/hopping (whatever they’re doing) to be the funniest thing EVER which triggered the giggles in Harlyn too!
I have never seen one of these in real life, but I think they look adorable! I know BOTH of my kids, despite their 3 year age difference, would love walking these around. I really want to make sure these make it into the basket this year.
Keeping with the Easter basket theme–learning eggs! These ones would be perfect for helping Maverick, at 1.5 years old, start to learn his shapes. And they make noise, so he’ll like them for that reason too!
My kids LOVE our bubble machine. If you have toddlers or preschoolers and don’t have a bubble machine, you need one! And if you already have one, then maybe put some refill bubbles in the Easter basket so you’ll be ready for spring/summer outdoor fun!
My daughter has many obsessions, but we by FAR own more stuffed animals than any other toy. Her bed looks more like a zoo than somewhere to sleep, and every few days I try to remove as many stuffies as I can from her bed so I can make room for me to put her to bed! But even though she has a million, both my kids get soooo excited about a new stuffed animal…and I think this one is super cute.
This may be a terrible idea, so you know…take this with a grain of salt. But this thing sorta seems hilarious. It’s a big-eyed sweet little bunny that apparently moves faster as you get louder. Now that I’m thinking this through for .2 seconds, this should probably go for your non-toddler kids…because I think Maverick (and our dogs) would be terrified of this. Actually, maybe even Harlyn. It says ages 5+, so maybe we should all stick to that. 😉
I could be making this up, but I’m fairly certain we have both the regular and the Christmas version of Little Blue Truck. Christmas I KNOW we have…but I can’t get into Mav’s room to find out if we have the OG because I’m typing this hours after he went to bed, and this mama ain’t no fool. I just think my kids would like this book…springtime is happy AND Easter-y.
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What will you be putting in your kids’ Easter baskets?? We’ve done exactly zero shopping so far…how about you?