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For those of you who chose to fill an easter basket for your youngins - what are you putting in it this year? I refuse to fill it full of candy for them, and wanted some fun ideas.

Ideas I had so far:
Lyra pencil crayons for the boys (almost 3 and almost 5)
stockmar crayons for the boys
Wooden animal figurines for baby girl (11 months)
Organic fruit leather (it's so good but expensive so a real treat!) for the boys
Hair bows for Kiara

What else? We really love wood toys (musical instruments, animals, vehicles), good quality arts & crafts stuff. Their easter baskets are not very big so I'd like a bunch of little things to fill it but not plastic-y junk that'll just get tossed.

Thanks for the help!
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stickers
stamps and ink pads
sidewalk chalk
bathtub "crayons" (don't know what's in these but they are fun.)
bubbles
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i get crafty things at hobby lobby, stickers...

hearthsong.com has nice stuff, like teeny sugar eggs and edible easter grass (?!). i tie ours up with playsilks

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Hmmm, I bought all my Easter basket stuff so long ago that I can't remember what I got now!! I know that I knitted a stuffed bunny for each boy. The rest of the stuff is mainly art supplies (crayons, paper, paint, etc) and books. I think there is one package of organic jelly beans.
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art supplies are nice like colored paper. maybe some toy cars, bubbles, jump rope etc...
how about some good candy like organic jelly beans and gummy bears. i remember that being the best part of holidays when i was young cause i came from an organic household so treats wear rare what licorice.
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in our home for DD's basket for spring, i put in art stuff, a book, a stuffed animal since she loves them sooooo much, and usually something small she has been asking for at that time, which is usually something for her animal house.
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There is a great thread about this in Toddlers: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=637347 LOTS of great ideas!

I have a few ideas for ds but I haven't nailed anything down:

hand tool gardening set: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...31V3E&v=glance

Maybe one or two of these Haba Eggs: http://www.amazon.com/Haba-1528-Frie...4481884&sr=8-2

a bunch of carrots:
http://www.amazon.com/Haba-1418-Bunc...4481942&sr=8-4

Maybe a wooden spoon and a mixing bowl for when we bake together on Wednesdays, or some art supplies...

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We always do seed packets and new gardening gloves, flip-flops and summer PJ's.

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We do a spring basket and this year DS will get a fair trade soccer ball (with cool anti-child labour slogans on it in bright colours) and Divine (fair trade) chocolate eggs.
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I always got pjs and a stuffed animal.
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Gardening stuff and books.
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I am going to put in some bath crayons, a sandbox toy, some small bath toys and a little bag of yogurt- covered raisins ( DS's fave).
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My girls each get a stuffed animal (Raeden a ducky this year, and Freja a bunny) They'll get some crayons, colouring books. Haven't thought beyond that I need to
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I just remembered we already bought Raeden wooden ABC blocks
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I like to put:
Child sized gardening equipment -
Seeds
Sunblock
Visors
New Swimming suits.....

And OF COURSE Giant Chocolate Bunnies

It's spring time!
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Oh and I just bought 5 blank playsilks to dye.

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Someone wanna link me to some playsilks? I would be very appreciative
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Someone wanna link me to some playsilks? I would be very appreciative
I bought mine from dharma trading: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...rves_silk.html

two 22" and three 35" were $17 shipped and I'll dye 'em w/ kool-aid myself to save $$

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We do the spring stuff too. Usually seed packs, sunglasses, hats, healthy treats and maybe some sort of outdoor toy like a bug viewer or butterfly net or binoculars (boys like science!) ... really depends on what we need at the moment I guess!

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I made wool eggs again thisd year THey are great for pretend play after the holiday and fun for hinding treasures in all year www.necessitae.com/allstores.php from the motherhues category

I always put a new big catcher or sand toys in our baskets, plus a larger toy like a doll or an action figure for my kids
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Joining for idea's.I have to make a few small baskets for the children that we share Easter day with.

Thinking small chocolate,chalk, coloring and art supplies, kazoo, bubbles, books, small animal figures, Travel Doodle Pro. Playsilks, sand box/beach toys,Annie's Cheese Bunny Crackers, Summer sandals or Croc's

Its the first year I actually got my act together and did something..other years it just crept up on me and I never did anything.

DS(3) is getting a Balance Bike and a Disney Car's Egg with Chick in it.
DD(14 months) is getting a Radio Flyer Scoot About and hmmm not sure something small like a wooden toy or a soft doll.
I also was thinking of getting them some sort of outdoor water toy for both of them.

We moved to a house with a yard last year but the yard was not finished and then I was on holiday for most of the summer and now we are in desperate need of outdoor toys.
I thought I would use Easter as a chance to get them these things.
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A lot of the things already mentioned, plus I put his new bathing suit for the year.

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Last year, (I think) dd & ds both got little wooden birdhouses with paint and brushes to decorate their own. Big hit!
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Last year for DS's first Easter, among other things, we gave him Jack Johnson's Cd and a clip-on book light with Winnie-the-Pooh sitting on the light (any child's version would be nice, I'd think) for reading our bedtime stories. For Valentine's we gave him a flashlight which I'd think would be a big hit for toddlers who love lights like my son. I'm still on a search for a "better" flashlight, but we got one of the Little Tikes animal ones that make the animal sound when lit. I let him pick it out, and he chose the dinosaur. Unfortunately, they all make sounds, even the zebra, which I didn't know even made a sound. But, I'd still like to find a toddler-safe one that he can have in his bed to use at night when he'd like that doesn't growl since he's still in our room.

I know he's not ready for this yet, but for those of you with older ones I'd think a wrist compass would be fun. I'm looking forward to doing things like that with him. I can just picture him wearing it and orienting himself to "north" and being so fascinated with it. I guess the flashlight made me think of that one?
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I'm hoping to get them gardening supplies and other spring-summer things.
I don't think we'll be doing candy since the baby just had dental work done. So I'll do fruit instead.

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Instead of a basket I bought DS one of those Little Tykes swings that hook onto a tree branch. I put everything into it like I would a basket. In it I put a ball, a couple of board books and one regular book, a CD of children's music, and a stuffed chicken. I'll probably add some bubble solution and maybe a few other little things.

At 13 months he's too little for candy (contrary to what everyone tells me) so I may make him up some "baby trail mix". (cheerios, oyster crackers, chex cereal, and whatever else looks good at the time.)
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I found the PERFECT gift for DD1s easter basket!

http://www.blueberryforest.com/sarah's_silks/sarah's-silks-fish-pond-fishing-game.htm

Sarahs Silks fish Pond. Freja will absolutely ADORE it
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This is one I got from a friend but instead of a basket she gets her kids new bike helmets and then fills them with treats. Even when they are as little as 1 she still gets them then if they are outside playing she has them wear them to get used to them we can pick them up and make sure they fit right at our local fire station and car seat checking places for under $10.00 each. We are going to do that this year then it's less stuff to have to worry about filling up less clutter in the house and no candy
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We do Spring baskets but...this year probably isn't going to happen.
All year long, ds has asked for one thing for his spring 'basket'. He wants a silk canopy/bower. He loves the castle one but would be happy with almost any of them. I simply don't have the money...I had to spend the money on getting a new carseat.
I've tried selling things to get money so I could get the canopy but nothing is selling.

Other good ideas:
Dvd
Felt (to make felt boards)
Colored paper
Roll of drawing paper
Book (nature or fairy books, of course)
Silk, wool or cotton cape/cloak
Bath toys (pottery barn kids has some cute ones)
Pastels
Nesting eggs
Klutz books

Oh, and I know ds would love these (the Beatrix Potter ones) because he pointed them out in the catalog:
http://www.magiccabin.com/magiccabin...&cmvalue=MCD|0
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