Easter Basket Ideas that Don’t Include Candy
Are you looking for new and creative things to put in your kid’s Easter Baskets this year, but are trying to guide your kids to a healthy lifestyle? Make sure Peter Cottontail comes through big this year with these ideas for Easter Basket Ideas that Don’t Include Candy
Do you have the next superstar athlete? Help encourage their growth and development in their favorite sport by giving them a sports themed basket. Even if they don’t end up being the next Tom Brady or Lionel Messi, encouraging your kids to get outside and play can do wonders for their future habits. A sports-themed basket is easy and fairly cheap. For example, getting your kid a soccer-themed basket with soccer socks, a water bottle and a new ball only cost about $20. If you are looking to spend a little more, then add their favorite player’s jersey or their favorite team’s memorabilia.
Maybe your kid is more of the artsy type. Filling a basket with colored pencils, crayons, paper and paints can inspire the young creative mind and is relatively sleep. You can even add a coloring book or stencils with your kid’s favorite characters to make the basket more personalized.
Every parent knows that sometimes it can be tough to connect with their pre-teen daughters. Make their Easter morning a special one by filling their basket with all kinds of pre-teen accessories. You can add nail polish, lip gloss, a small purse, cheap jewelry and a variety of hair accessories for a reasonable price. The best part is you get to approve all of the products that go into the basket. That way they get what they want and you get the comfort of choosing whatever you deem appropriate. For parents looking to spend a little extra cash, add a Vera Bradley wristlet with a little bit of cash for a special shopping trip between you and your kid.
Going to the beach for your Easter break? Does your kid love going to the pool or the beach over the summer? Get ahead of the game by preparing a beach-themed basket. You can include goggles, sand toys, a beach towel, sun block, a hat and a pair of cheap sunglasses that will keep your kid entertained and safe from the sun all summer long.
Maybe your kid doesn’t enjoy the outdoors and prefers spending time indoors. Help your kid become the next Albert Einstein with a brainiac themed basket full of items that promote brain development and critical thinking skills. These items can include things like Legos, puzzles, books, ABC Magnets, and DVDs. This basket can fit any kids interests. If your kid loves Harry Potter, then buy all Harry Potter themed items and have them exercising their brains while interacting with their favorite Witch or Wizard.
If your kid is constantly in the kitchen or always helping with dinner, then help develop their skills by getting them a chef-themed basket. Fill the basket with cookie cutters, an apron, kids cooking utensils and a kid’s cookbook all for under $30. This allows you and your kid to spend valuable bonding time in the kitchen while allowing them to use their very own cooking gear.
Maybe your kid isn’t into organized sports but still loves to spend time outside. Get them a playground themed basket to encourage them to keep soaking in that vitamin D. Fill the basket with items lie chalk, bike accessories, jump ropes and kick balls. This provides them with everything they need to get outside and stay active.
Some kids have a special appreciation for nature, plants, and wildlife. Fill their Easter Basket with seeds, soil, ready to plant plants and gardening equipment to help them bring in spring with vigor and excitement. You get some help with that pesky spring yard work and they get to experience what it takes to nurture and grow a living object.
Themed Easter Baskets are a great way to cultivate your kid’s interests and promote parent-child bonding. All these theme suggestions are geared toward allowing your kid to develop important habits and skills while having fun doing the things they love. Kid’s love to get Candy, but typically they eat it all on Easter and forget it even existed after their sugar high dies. Get them something that will help them grow active, creative and intelligent habits that will last a lifetime all for the same price as a couple of candy bars.