Sunday’s Showcase – Easter Basket Ideas | Vancouver Child Photographer
When we think of Easter baskets, we usually think of lots of candy. Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks and more. But if you’d rather your kids not go into a sugar coma, why not pad the basket with other fun items they can use instead of eat? Here are a few ideas to help make this year’s baskets the best yet.
Of course, give the kids what they want – which is candy! But use it sparingly and aim to stimulate their minds. Books are always a great idea. Little kids love board books and many older kids have favorite series or characters that they love. Get a few of their favorites, tie them together with a ribbon and you’ve got a great gift.
Since the weather is getting warmer, another fun idea is items they can use outside such as sidewalk chalk, bubbles, sand pails and the like. You can use the pail as the basket base and fill it up with outdoor items including sunglasses, hats and more.
Things that kids can create is always another great ideas. Small Lego sets, art kits, sticker books and crayons will foster creativity in your kids. Add in some colorful paper so they can make Easter crafts after receiving the basket – maybe they can even create place cards for the dinner table.
There are so many non-candy options out there for all ages. Adding these into the basket will help promote your child’s creative side as well as keep the cavities away!
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