It's almost Easter and we're in the middle of a pandemic... yikes! I am totally having to great creative this year as some of my favorite shops have had to closed up or stop production due to the evolving restrictions.
I grew up getting a couple gifts instead of a basket full of candy and that's something that I've continued with for my family. I rounded up some of my favorite non-candy items that would go great in an Easter basket! Not included are my yearly essentials - bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and Reese's Eggs :D
TOOLS TO LEARN ABOUT EASTER
Over the past few years I have found some really great items that have helped teach my kids about the true meaning of Easter.
The Easter Story Egg - $39 This is an interactive nesting egg that helps tell the story of Easter. It starts on Palm Sunday.
ezpz Tiny Cup - $9.99 This cup is the cutest! My little one loves to play with it and it's great for teaching them to drink from an open cup.
Watermelon Teether - $17.99 My boys have loved these teethers because they're more rubbery than hard.
Bella Tunno Hangry Silicone Bib - $15 If you're not already using silicone bibs, WHY?! They're so easy to clean and I love this one because we all know baby gets hangry!
Grabease Utensils* - $14.50 + 15% off using my link. These tiny little utensils are great for teaching baby how to self feed.
His Kids Co Silicone Coloring Mat - $16 They can color them again and again, just simply clean with a wipe or water.
Nutridashe Food Picks - $3.50 to $37 Make meal time more fun using these adorable food picks.
Tubby Todd Bath Bombs* - $25 for 3 + 10% off using my link. We LOVE Tubby Todd and their bath bombs not only smell amazing but they don't irritate my sensitive skinned little guy. And if you haven't already just get the All Over Ointment while you're at it ;)
Kid Made Modern 9ct Washable Rainbow Paint Sticks - $8.99 These paint markers make painting a lot less messy but just as fun!
Veggie Buds Club Mystery Box - $18 These boxes are filled with activities, recipes, crafts, and games to keep your little ones busy and getting excited about new veggies. Also grab a Foost Knife to get them helping in the kitchen!
Glo pals - $10 to $15 These water activated light up cubes make bath time so much fun!
kid snack box - $15 Looking for a way to fill the basket with something other than candy? Grab a kid snack box that's filled with dietician picked snacks.
Fred Dino Chopsticks - $6.50 These chopsticks are my preschoolers current obsession. He wanted to play with them even when it's not meal time!
UNIQUE BASKET IDEA
Swoop Mini Bag - $30 We have the large version of this bag and I LOVE it. The boys can throw all of their toys in and easily swoop it up. It would be perfect to pack this mini bag with their Easter goodies! The best part is it totally useable again and again for their toys.
What are some items you love to include in Easter baskets?
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