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post #21 of 35
Last year dd was almost a year, and she got beeswax crayons, a small pad of watercolor paper to color on and a set of small (handkerchief sized) playsilks dyed by me, all in a fabric "basket"/tote.
This year, she'll be almost two and she's getting a toy wooden rabbit, a spring book, a fruit bar and bubbles I think I'm going to get a very small high quality piece of chocolate as well to tuck in her wool basket I felted for her.
post #22 of 35
I'm still working on this but love all of the ideas on here! My DD will be 14 months. I have some musical shaker eggs and plan to get the Gerda Muller Spring book. I was thinking of a small hairbrush too. I wanted to get a bolga basket to use for her easter basket but can't spend the money right now. Maybe next year...
post #23 of 35
DD will be 19 months old at Easter time. So far, the Easter Bunny is bringing:
  • Two of those Disney "magic towels," the washcloths that are shaped like Nemo and you put them in water and they expand (lol).
  • A hollow chocolate bunny. It will be her first chocolate experience.
  • Sidewalk chalk.
  • A ceramic egg that you can grow a plant in. You break off the top and it has growing medium inside and it comes with flower seeds.
  • Maybe a few things from the Target 1$ bins.

That's about it!
post #24 of 35
My dd (16 months) is getting a spring book and a wooden bunny and hummingbird. We're not doing any candy, she's never had any and I see no reason to start when she gets ridiculously excited about strawberries. I will probably bake some sort of sugar free treat as we're going to family for Easter and I know there will be all kinds of junk food there, so I'd like to offer my daughter some kind of treat.
post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by AKislandgirl View Post
I'm still working on this but love all of the ideas on here! My DD will be 14 months. I have some musical shaker eggs and plan to get the Gerda Muller Spring book. I was thinking of a small hairbrush too. I wanted to get a bolga basket to use for her easter basket but can't spend the money right now. Maybe next year...
This is the same spring book we're getting, and she has a bolga basket from my mom that we're going to use as her easter basket!
post #26 of 35
We'll have an egg hunt with a few chocolate eggs and a few eggs filled with playdough. It's been a lovely spring here, and I think she'll enjoy running about outside.

My MIL bought DD a Beatrix Potter book as that's what DH used to get when he was a child.

We never did Easter baskets when we were growing up - just an egg hunt - is this a US tradition?
post #27 of 35
My girls are each getting a set of wool felt finger puppets and a littl wahm made bracelet. Then my oldest (3.5) is getting some chalk and markers, a drawing pad and Just Strawberries. My baby is getting some bubbles and bath stuff and Just Bananas.
post #28 of 35

I actually just wrote something about this for my blog, including ideas for theme baskets (ie. a Garden Basket, a Backyard Basket, etc). If you're interested: http://fullbellysisters.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-build-healthier-easter-basket.html

 

Good luck and happy Easter :-)

post #29 of 35

Each of my kids (6, 4, 20 months) is getting a pair of sandals for the summer (my youngest's will be hand-me-downs, but they've been put away for 2 years, so we don't think the older kids will notice), a pad of blank paper and age-appropriate coloring implements (colored pencils for the oldest, triangular crayons for the youngest, and crayon rocks for the 4-year-old who needs to work on fine motor strength), bubbles, wildflower seeds, a stuffed toy off of etsy, and a wooden cell phone, also off etsy. 

 

We won't do candy in their baskets, but there will be candy in some eggs.

post #30 of 35

Because we observe Lent which is a time for giving up pleasures, I have no problem putting candies in the Easter basket.  This is the first year DS (3 years) will really understand, so I went a little crazy.  He got:

 

a pinwheal

a coloring book/sticker/crayon travel set

a paint your own airplane kit

a chocolate Peter Rabbit

chocolate carrots

chocolate covered marshmallows

 

and some other things I can't recall.

 

DS2 (5 mo) is getting a frog sponge animal that makes sounds for the bath.

 

I'm excited about the liner I thought of for the basket.  I have a stash of several dozen handkerchiefs which I have no idea what to do with.  I'm going to tack them together as a cute liner.

 

post #31 of 35

We use reusable baskets and celebrate in a try-to-be Earthy friendly and totally secular way.

 

20m: a few books, a little toy helicopter from north star toys, some beeswax crayons in new colors, a couple of non-pvc bath squirties, some chocolate covered raisins from the farmer's market, and a couple of schliech animals

 

Almost four: a few books, a bunch of little tins of wooden play food, a detailed truck for sand play, and a little wooden bridge from Maple Landmark (their bridges are SO COOL), and a pair of "bunny ears" from Whole Foods that I will let him eat with abandon. We'll probably get an ice cream that day too.

post #32 of 35
candy - mostly so I can eat it
post #33 of 35

Our 2yo will be getting a no spill bubble bucket, do-a-dot markers, a couple of books, a sing a long bible song CD and some candy treats (stuff we don't normally have :))

post #34 of 35

I turned a basket I already had into an "easter basket" with some pastel ribbon, and reuse it each year..  For the little ones, I put whatever sort of yummy food that they are allowed to have, in the hidden plastic eggs.  Grapes, dried fruit, crackers or cookies. 

post #35 of 35

I'm a bit late to this thread ;) but our family Easter tradition is new Winter PJ's (we live in the Southern hemisphere and the weather starts to get cool around Easter time). We also a small amount of chocolate too.

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