As Easter approaches, you may be in the beginning phases of putting together baskets for your young kids. Maybe you’ve already bought a few items or perhaps you’re just brainstorming some ideas. Chocolate bunnies and other candies are common additions, but what else can you put inside? Here are five great ideas to consider for your toddler’s Easter basket.
Even if your child can’t read yet, you can still add some books to read to him or her. What kid doesn’t love a bedtime story? Reading is a great way to spend time together. You can also get books that can help your children to learn to recognize letters, such as a personalized abc book.
Coloring is an excellent way for kids to express their creativity. It doesn’t matter if your child can color within the lines or not. Add a coloring book or activity book and some crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
With spring comes warmer weather, which means more time outside. Sidewalk chalk gives you and your child a way to express yourselves creatively outside. Let your kids color the driveway to their hearts’ content. After a good rain, their canvas will be ready to decorate again.
A vegetable garden is an excellent way to teach your kids where their food comes from. Show them how vegetables get started with some seeds and grow a garden together. Plant the seeds indoors to get them started and then transplant them into an outdoor garden when they start to grow. Have your kids help you tend the vegetables and pick them when they’re ready.
A Stuffed Animal
Finish the basket with a cuddly new friend. While bunnies are always a perfect animal to complete an Easter basket, adding one of your child’s favorite animals is likely to be a hit as well.
The great thing about Easter baskets is that they can be personalized for each child. Some tasty candy and items personalized to each child’s tastes are sure to be a huge hit come Easter morning.