How is it possible that we're almost a quarter of the way through this year? Seriously, where IS time going?
I actually have an answer to that. For me, the time is being gobbled up by my cute little baby. He's four months old now! I had him, then came Thanksgiving and Christmas and everyone's birthdays and – BAM – here comes Easter. Hippity-hopping its way towards unprepared little me. And with three older children counting down the days to that oh-so-anticipated Sunday morning, I'd best get my tail in gear to avoid a last-minute scramble.
Never fear, the internet is here to save the day! In a couple quick clicks, the Easter Bunny can get his (or her?) ducks in a row. This handy-dandy list includes everything a kid could want for an epically-awesome spring holiday, all tucked away in a convenient little package.
I've seen jumbo Easter eggs sold pre-filled at the grocery store, but I much prefer to buy my own and stuff them with things that are educational and customized for my own kids. I like the size, store-ability and price of these 8-inch by 4-inch eggs. These are great for filling ahead of time and stashing out of sight, or even mailing! If you're looking for something really large, Amazon has also 10-inch by 7-inch ones with handles or those same ones are also available at Target with smaller eggs included inside!
Here are my favorite Easter gifts for the kids:
- Bathing suit, goggles or sunglasses, and sunscreen
- Flip-flops (toddler size 10 is the largest that will fit in the 8-inch eggs)
- Gardening gloves and seeds
- An outfit
- Action figures
- Stuffed animal
- Hair chalk
- Sidewalk chalk
- Jump rope and bubbles
- Toothbrush, flossers and toothpaste
- Scratch Art notes and Wikki Stix
- A Blu-ray
- Dress up outfit
- Magnetic maze
- Whoopee Cushions and Silly Putty
- Slinkies and Koosh balls
- Toy cars
- Travel games
- Bath toys
- Tea set
- Pool toys such as dive sticks and splash bombs
- Barrel of Monkeys
- Dinosaur or animal figurines
- Finger puppets
- Book set
Stay tuned! In the next couple weeks, I'll be sharing another alternative to Easter baskets and some Waldorf-inspired toy ideas.
What did you get in your Easter baskets as a kid?