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Easter "basket" Ideas

I know the holiday has already come and gone, but I thought I would share what I did this Easter for my children's "baskets". This year I knew I wanted to do something different. Of course, how can you not want to do something different when you spend a lot of time on Pinterest searching for ideas (breastfeeding past time)?  This year my children were almost 4 years old and 3 months old at the time of Easter. I knew I did not want to have a large basket of candy left for my son because he is a chocoholic. I also wanted to find things that were going to be more useful than little dollar hot spot toys that I was going to wind up throwing away within a couple of weeks. I also knew I wanted somethings that could be used outside as he loves being outdoors. So for his "basket" I went with the umbrella idea from Pinterest.
We opened the umbrella and put all of his items inside of it. Which actually was not as easy as it might look because it is not a flat and stable base. My husband actually wound up putting a thumbtack in the umbrella to keep it from falling. Here are the items we put in his "basket".
  1. National Geographic's Big Book of WHY (bought it off amazon)
  2. A Transformers Kite
  3. A chalk painting set (bought at Toys R Us)
  4. A bubble gun (bought at Target)
  5. A "big eye" as my son calls it AKA magnifying glass (bought at Toys R Us)
  6. A little set of "Grow Me" things that are space themed (bought at Target)
  7. A dinosaur egg that you put in water and hatch (bought off amazon)
  8. Bunny fruit snacks (bought at Target)
  9. A star wars surprise egg (bought at Target)
  10. The Moana CD (bought at Target)
  11. A little slinky (bought at Target)
  12. Then of course SOME candy. He got a chocolate bunny on a stick. Chocolate shaped carrots. Reese's Peanut butter cups. The rabbit, Snowball (from secret life of pets) that poops candy and talks. (all bought from Target)
  13. Star Wars Umbrella (bought from Target)
Now onto the more difficult task. Finding what to get a 3 month old for Easter. I was trying to think what did she really need that we did not have. The only thing that really came to mind was the exersaucer. So I thought, why not put that together and make that her "basket"? So WE DID.
Of course I had to find a few more items to add to it.
  1. The "My First Easter 2017" bunny (bought at Babies R Us)
  2. An Infantino tummy time whale that you fill with water (bought at Babies R Us)
  3. The Infantino Squeeze and Teethe Zebra (bought at Babies R Us)
  4. A Fairy Tales flap book (bought on amazon)
  5. The book called Look, Look (bought on amazon)
  6. A little Lamaze bug toy
  7. The Evenflo ExerSaucer Moovin & Groovin (bought at Toys R Us)
Together I think that they got a lot of things that will be useful and stay useful for awhile. Comment below if you have any unique ideas for Easter "baskets"!

-Jenn

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