We are reaching the end of March which means it’s time to plan (if you haven’t already started) for Easter!
I look forward to Easter every year because as a kid it brings back fond memories for me. This was considered a big deal for my family growing up. The whole family would get together and we would have a massive Easter egg hunt for the kids. Our granny was always good at hiding the golden eggs and having the big bills ($5) in there.
As I start traditions with my own little ones, something I look forward to every year is putting together their Easter baskets. I NEVER buy those already made store ones because not only are they expensive, but the items in there aren’t even great.
You can make Easter Baskets yourself for a very low cost! This makes it special because you can adjust it by each child’s likes and age. I usually try to include things other than candy because I’ll already be putting candy in their eggs.
I’m going to share with you what I’m doing for the girls’ Easter baskets this year and both of them are under $20! I’ll share each item and why I got it, along with the price breakdown of each basket.
This year I did away with the grass type of fluff that they normally put in because frankly, I think it’s a waste of money. It’s usually a couple dollars and honestly over the years the kids do nothing with it except make a huge mess–so this year (and probably every year after) I’ve decided to not include them in my baskets.
Mila’s (3) Basket:
Since her first Easter, I’ve always have tried to include a fun activity item in her baskets. When she was 1, she got a book, last year she got one of those Crayola- Mess Free Coloring Books, and this year she got a couple of different items. She is into arts and crafts a lot more now so I thought that she would absolutely love these little create your own finger puppets. They don’t look too hard for her and the puppets are made out of felt.
She loves LEGOS of any kind. Legos really spark her creativity. I always find her building things (using her imagination), and then breaking it down and building something new, and it’s never the same. I thought that these mini blocks and blocking tape would be something new and fun for her to try.
I also found this grow a daisy from Target and I knew I had to get it. She is more observant and aware of her surroundings. Every time she sees flowers, she comments on how pretty they are. I’m excited to do this Grow a Daisy with her, I just hope that it can blossom (I DO NOT by any means have a green thumb), especially when we’re shortly approaching that dessert heat.
I also found this egg shaped Activity book. She loves stickers and since she has now been using workbooks to prep her for school, I thought this book would be fitting. There’s all kinds of mazes, coloring, and sticker based items for her that I know she will enjoy.
I’ve also included bubbles and some candy in her basket. I’ve put bubbles in every basket she has had since she was almost 2. It’s a very cheap activity that honestly ALL kids love.
Mila’s Easter Basket Cost Breakdown:
Egg Easter Bucket $2 (Target)
Sticker / Activity Book $7 (Smith’s Grocery)
Finger Puppets $5 ( Target)
Peeps $1 (Target)
Starburst $1 (Target)
Mini LEGO Blocks $3 (Target)
Grow your own Daisy $1 (Target)
Keira’s (10 months) Basket:
I didn’t put too much in her basket because she won’t even know what is going on will probably play more with the basket than anything else.
I found this book and I can’t wait for her to play/read with it. She loves looking at books and is always so curious when I read their bedtime story every night. She also makes the cutest faces when she plays with items that have different textures so I thought this book was fitting. I also got her Puffs because as of now that is her favorite thing.
The SkipHop Unicorn that is in the photo is something that I purchased before she was born when Carters was having a half off Skip Hop Items. I decided to bring it out for her because the colors of the Unicorn are very Easter-ish.
This is probably the cutest Easter-themed item that I’ve seen for babies. They are animals that are egg shaped but they squeak when you squeeze them. Keira LOVES anything that squeaks and they are small enough for her to hold on to. I can’t wait for her to play with these!
Keira’s Easter Basket Cost Breakdown:
Touch and feel farm book $5 (Smiths Grocery)
Gerber puffs $2 (Smiths Grocery)
Go gaga Squeeze & Squeak Easter Eggs $5 (Target)
Skip Hop Bandana Unicorn $8(Carters or Amazon)
I hope this helps and gives you some ideas on what to put in your little one’s baskets. Making them yourself is so much cheaper and brings you a little more joy when your kids love their custom made ones– that don’t look like the ones all the stores have.
I’m going to end this post with some adorable pictures that we took for our Spring Photos from Lalaphotography–they never seem to disappoint. If you like this post, please like and share this and spread a little Easter cheer! Comment below–I’d love to hear what you’re putting in these baskets!