one week until easter! it really snuck up on me this year being at the end of march instead of april. that means it’s time for me…i mean the easter bunny to get those baskets filled and ready for hiding. i always look forward to easter because to me it also means the start of spring; warmer weather, longer days and fresh starts. this year we are looking forward to egg hunts, time with family and church on easter sunday. i wanted to share a few items we will be adding to lennon’s basket this year in case you needed a few ideas for the littles in your life!
book: reading has always been something that i love to do and it is really important to me that lennon spends time reading books too. she already has developed such a love for stories and it warms my heart when she pulls a book off the shelf and settles in my lap for story time. whether it be a birthday, christmas or easter i always love to incorporate a book into her gift. this year we went with an animal touch and feel book that she does not yet have, but pat the bunny is perfect for a basket stuffer (she already had this book!).
chalk: lennon just got a giant box of chalk for her birthday from her auntie and we dug into it the other day when we had some nice weather here. she looked like a rainbow when we were done playing, but she had so much fun and that is all that mattered to me. this egg-shaped chalk is such a fun colorful item to add and what a great way to practice those fine motor skills.
something soft: what child doesn’t love something soft and snuggly. peter rabbit screams easter and will hippity hop with your child all day.
hair bows: i’ll be honest, lennon hates anything on her head. hat, headband, bow, you name it she’s not having it. every time i try to clip something in her hair her little chubby hands creep right up and rip it off. i have found that if i can keep her distracted enough while i am putting it on she will leave a little clip-in hair bow in her hair so we have been using those lately. these glitter bows come in a set of 11 for $10.99 and they are prime eligible. and if your little will wear headbands check out these and these, so cute! if you have a little boy i assume you aren’t putting glittery bows in his hair so maybe a bow tie would work best instead. lennon and co. has some of the cutest bow ties perfect for the little man in your life. this is a personal fav for spring.
spring outfit: i love having a little girl for many reasons one of those being able to dress her in the cutest little clothes. as the seasons are changing easter is the perfect time to stuff a new outfit into your child’s basket. i picked this dress to add to her basket this year. the fabric is lightweight and the dress has the cutest cap sleeves with perfect spring colors; i can’t wait to get her in it. target‘s oh joy! line has some great options to choose from as well.
shoes: the weather has finally started to warm up here, except for the snow forecasted for later this week (what is that!). changing seasons means trading in those boots and wool socks for open toed sandals and bare feet. what better time to snag a new pair for your kiddo. these sandals from old navy are so cute and better yet they are on sale!
snack: fill up some plastic eggs with a yummy snack like goldfish crackers for your little to nibble on. lennon isn’t quite old enough for jelly beans or chocolate bunnies so she will be getting some of these vanilla graham goldfish crackers and maybe a pouch or two to replace all the sugar. but what is easter without a little candy? cadbury mini eggs have always been my favorite and my husband loves reese’s so i’m sure there will be a few sweet treats around for the ‘big’ people.
what is the easter bunny putting in your children’s baskets this year?