EASTER BASKET IDEAS

It’s April. It feels like it was New Years yesterday, but here we are, close to celebrating Easter and with that comes a time again for us parents when we need to think about what we should get for our children. If you are like us, that process might be even a little bit more difficult, because you are thinking about how to handle a good balance between giving them presents, but having the main focus on why we celebrate Easter in the first place.

We are taking the week of Easter off from school, at least with our 1st grader and I definitely plan on posting what we are doing during that week, for now I just want to share a few ideas with you on what you could get for your children to fill their Easter baskets. We want to keep it simple, maybe so are you, but sometimes it can be hard to find something “small”, but nothing that ends up being unloved or “junk” in a few days or weeks and not give them an overload of candy.

ART SUPPLIES

Kwik sticks

Our children LOVE arts & crafts. Which I think is great. KWIK STICKS are definitely a big favorite in our home(school). It’s our toddlers favorite way of drawing at the moment. They dry fast and are mess free (compared to liquid paint).

 

 

 

 

FUN SCIENCE PRODUCTS

Our BUTTERFLY GARDEN was a big hit last school year and our 6 Butterfly gardenyear old just asked again last week if we can raise butterflies again. It’s fascinating and so much fun. Pair it together with some great books about butterflies and you have a science lesson without them even knowing, because the enjoy it so much. {And once you own everything needed, you can just order new caterpillars and raise butterflies over and over again}

 

 

Something that has been on our wish list for a while is a ROOT VIEWER.We are going to start talking about seeds and with Spring being here it seems like perfect timing to add this to our collection of fun, educational toys.

root viewer

BOOKS

Books. You can NEVER have enough books. If you have no idea what to get your children, buy them books, that is always “the best” present.

A BUTTERFLY BOOK that goes along with the butterfly garden. The booksbutterfly from this series are beautiful, we absolutely adore them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or a book that is a great match for the root viewer, that teaches the children how THE SEED BECOMES A PLANT.

from seed to plant

 

 

 

 

 

A book about SPRING for your little ones.

Spring is here

OUTSIDE FUN

We always like to give toys for outside as well, it just seems perfect with the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer.

CHALK. Why not. I know it can seem a little uncreative as a gift, but they are always great to have and to give, so the children can live out their creativity.

chalk

 

 

 

 

Another gift they can use outside is a JUMP ROPE. Makes them go outside, get their bodies moving even more and they can have hojump ropeurs of fun with it.

 

TOYS

Have you heard of SCHLEICH animals? They are fantastic! They are sturdy and not a cheap plastic toy. They seriously last, we own some from my when me and my siblings were younger (and my youngest sibling is 22). Schleich animals are made beautifully with lots of details schleich. Our youngest loves dinosaurs and reptiles, our 6 year old likes to play with baby animals, horses and fairy items. They play with them in the house, in the bathtub and outside. Add some to your collection or start it up and you have always something you can add if you are in need of a gift. If I would have to get “rid” of toys and just keep one kind, they would be on the top of our list.

 

TEENAGERS

Do you have a teenager in your house that is difficult to shop for? A easy fix for that isgiftcard A GIFT CARD. They can browse through amazon and choose what they want themselves or maybe they do even have their own wish list and they can order something they have on there.

If you want to add something to it, add a BOOK, new fun PENS for journaling, nature journals, letters and just to add some pocket socketcolor and fun to writing in school or a POCKET SOCKET for their phones, for Facetime, selfies, videos, etc.

 

 

I hope this list helps you a little with inspiration, there are so many more ideas that aren’t too expensive or big and meaningless. I am truly only sharing with you what we have in our home(school), what is loved or things we would really like to give to our children.

If you have more questions about other art supplies, book suggestions {because there are so many more, but I don’t want to go too crazy with this post}, games or something else, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Leave a comment below or send me an email and I am happy to help you the best I can.

 

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