Throughout my childhood, I always remember my mom putting together cute baskets for me. It was always such a treat for Easter because I would get some she would include stuffed animals, fun little games, and books. She always made it so special. So, now that my daughters are getting older, I have started to think of special surprises and fun basket ideas I want to put together to celebrate this holiday with them.
I want to keep the tradition of creating a small basket with a few different activities and treats for the girls to enjoy as they get older. They are still young to really understand an egg hunt, although we will try and put one together for them. But, I thought to myself, “I’m sure a lot of a lot of parents are trying to figure out what and where to find items to gift their kids for Easter.” So here are some great tips and tricks for you to put together the best Easter basket for your kids.
Finding the perfect Easter basket depends on how many items you want to include in your gift and how old your child is. For example, Mackenzie and Victoria are still young (almost 18 months). Getting them larger items ( i.e. colouring books) is something I would include next year, so a smaller basket is ideal. But, if your child is 5, a colouring or drawing book is perfect; you may want a bigger basket to include bigger items.
There is a wide variety of different types of stuffing for your kid’s Easter baskets. It just depends on the look that you are going for if you are looking for colourful stuffing or Easter grass, then getting a pack of many colours is for you. If you are looking for something a bit more eco-friendly, the brown paper pack would be best for you.
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This paper is excellent for many other activities to celebrate Easter, like; sensory activities, art activities, and science activities. Below I have added some fantastic examples of activities to use this paper in many different ways.
This craft is so fun and easy to complete with children of any age, and that is why I choose to include it in this post. While doing this activity, you can teach your children all of the many vegetables that rabbits eat. I also love that you can use your child’s handprint as the green plant part at the top of carrots; super cute! To learn more about this activity, click here.
This sensory activity is a perfect way to use this crinkle paper. Your child can learn so much from this simple and fun activity like fine motor skills, counting, sorting, and so much more. If you are interested in learning more about this activity, click here.
One of the most common ways to properly wrap Easter baskets is with something called cellophane. It is a transparent and thin sheet commonly used for wrapping items that are gift baskets. Cellophane will protect your items and keep them together nicely, and it will also allow your child to get a sneak peek at all of the fun they will have. It can also be found in different colours if you want an added flare.
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Below I will list two examples of gifts you can include in your child’s Easter baskets based on their age group up until 12 years old. These are all just suggestions, but you truly know your children and their interests. I will try and mix it up to include various activities to help you find just the right items.
Matching Eggs are perfect for sorting, matching, and counting. They can also help with your child’s fine motor skills and problem-solving skills and are an ideal activity for children in this age range.
Who doesn’t love Play-Doh? With this Easter pack of Play-Doh, it comes in eggs which can be re-used for many other activities. This is a great sensory activity that can be extended by adding tools such as cookie cutters and more.
The Easter Egg Colouring Book is an excellent way for children from 2+ to practice colouring and tracing. This colouring book has beautiful and straightforward Easter-themed pictures on each page to keep any young child busy and entertained.
Children in the age range can start to become interested in drawing animals, so why not get them a How To Draw Book that is Easter themed? This book will show your child step-by-step how to draw 35 different illustrations like different rabbits, cupcakes, and more!
I remember growing up; I adored card games. They were always a fun and fabulous way to spend time with friends or family. Card games can also make the perfect and cheap item for an Easter basket. Old Maid, Crazy Eights, Go Fish and more. Here is the outstanding collection of kid’s card games all in one, the Hoyle Card Games For Kids. It features six different card games all in one for the whole family to enjoy!
A great way to celebrate Spring is planting flowers, so why not give your child the Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit. It comes with a planter and paints so your child can decorate it, soil and seeds for three different flowers, and more!
Does your child enjoy dinosaurs? Do they want to be an explorer when they are older? Then this is the perfect Easter gift to add to your basket; who said that their basket could only have Easter-themed activities? This Mega Fossil Dig Kit looks like tons of fun for every child. It comes with 15 real fossils and the tools needed to discover them all!
Who remembers reading all of the Chicken Soup books when they were growing up? A fantastic gift for Easter to add to your preteens basket could be Chicken Soup For The Preteen Soul. It’s filled with sort stories that will resonate with your child within this demographic and hopefully guide them through those sometimes complicated preteen years.
In conclusion, I hope that this list of gifts to celebrate Easter with your children and family will either point you in the direction of items to buy for your kids or grandkids or give you some great ideas of your own. I hope you all enjoy Easter and hopefully put on a fun Easter egg hunt for your kids!
My answer: Usually, we share a meal and spend some quality time together, but hopefully, we can create new traditions this year.
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