By Tammy Woeppel
This is the first year that I'll be putting together an Easter Basket for my kids. Up until now, they've been too young to really grasp holidays, gift-giving, birthday parties, etc. I am the FURTHEST thing from a pinterest mom. My mantra is more like "how little can I get away with", especially since my business and normal daily life with 2 super active toddlers needs the majority of my focus. However, I think 4 years is a sufficient amount of time to milk their lack of understanding so this year I am getting in the spirit! While we definitely have our share of junk food, pizza, and french fries, I am not interested in handing them giant piles of high-fructose corn syrup colored by artificial dyes. Not to mention all those plastic eggs that wind up in landfills every year. We'll definitely be ditching those and trying this adorable alternative to the plastic easter egg or these too cute papier mache ones! I've also looked for some healthier sweet options-- It's important to note that they are still not 'health' foods and therefore should be an occasional treat. I also included plenty of activity/craft-based toys, Easter-appropriate books ideas, as well as the obligatory-yet-much-cuter-than-the-average stuffed bunny doll. All packaged up in a basket that gets a serious style upgrade. Read ahead to see what's going in my Easter baskets this year and get some inspo for your little ones:
1. Egg sidewalk chalk from Crayola.
2. Farmer's market kit from Acorn Toy Shop.
4. Organic cocoa butter lip balms from Badger.
5. Octopus kite from Nature Baby
6. Charlotte's Web Book.
7. Stop-motion claymation kit from Uncommon Goods.
8. Organic seed packet from Grow Organic.
9. Non-toxic bubble bath from Gryph and Ivy Rose.
11. Denim bunny rattle from Norman and Jules.
13. Mater and the Easter Buggy Book.
14. Dancing Eggs Game from HABA.
15. Rabbit & Possum Book.
We'd love to know what other items your kids will be receiving from The Easter Bunny this year- leave a comment below!