Okay, I’ve got a creative Easter basket idea for you: Anything but candy! And I do mean anything! If it will fit, you can put all kinds of fun toys, games, and learning tools in your child’s Easter basket. What about these Easter Basket ideas:
- Craft items like play dough, modeling clay, watercolors, crayons, markers, colored pencils
- Fun things like face paint, fake tattoos, stickers, glittery lotions
- Go green with seeds for planting, a plastic spade, a miniature watering can, and gardening gloves (Find more tips for natural, homemade Easter Baskets HERE.)
- Learning resources such as activity books, counting games, Dominoes, and flash cards
Here’s a creative Easter basket idea that a friend of mine came up with for her grandchildren. She has taken Easter’s salute to new life to the extreme by surprising her grandchildren (with parental approval, of course) with a new puppy! She is filling their Easter baskets with dog food and treats, and doggy accessories like a collar, leash, chew toys, and a dog training DVD. She is going to include a “treasure map” to the room where she is keeping the puppy. Isn’t that cute? I’ve got more unique Easter baskets HERE.
Here’s another creative Easter basket idea: Spring is a great time of year to start something new. What about an Easter basket that announces music, dance, or art lessons for your child? Get it scheduled with the instructor and/or school, then put items in the basket (think lesson books, a leotard, or art supplies) that let your child know what you’ve done!
Any idea for a creative Easter basket should be heavy on doing and playing (like this older boy’s Easter basket to make from items that have to do with his hobbies), rather than on eating and indulging. How about adding in:
- tickets to a ball game
- a jump rope
- a yo-yo
- a mini frisbee
- card games
Do you have a creative Easter basket idea to share with the Faithful Provisions readers? Leave it in the comments below!
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