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Modern Easter Basket Ideas for Little Ones

Modern Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Easter is quickly approaching! What are your Sunday morning rituals surrounding Spring's most significant holiday? We've never done Easter baskets before, but now that the kids are a little bit older, we're looking for opportunities to create meaningful rituals surrounding the seasons and holidays that our family cherishes. I'm looking forward to a morning together as a family, thoughtfully prepared little baskets awaiting them as the sun comes up, time with our church community and extended family, and hunting for watercolored eggs hidden in flower bushes. 

When it comes to Easter baskets, size or grandeur is of no importance - choose something specific to your child, their interests, and small surprises that reflect your family values or the deeper meaning behind the holiday. 

Here's a peek at some nature-inspired Easter baskets that we assembled with an emphasis on high quality goods a desire to get outdoors. With warmer weather ahead, I'm hoping to toss my kids outside -

"Come forth into the light of things, 
Let Nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth
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Toddler Girl Modern Easter Basket Ideas
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Penelope's basket is stuffed full with:
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• A cozy and plush bunny rabbit for her to snuggle
• A cute new tee, printed by hand on organic cream cotton
Saltwater Sandals in brown leather for creek-stomping and outdoor play
• A handful of Schleich farm animals for imaginary play 
• Gerda Muller's lovely picture book, "Spring" with the most darling illustrations
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Modern Easter Basket for Toddler Boys or Girls
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Amos's basket is lovingly stuffed full of: 
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• Joanna Gaines' picture book, "We Are The Gardeners," to inspire him toward helping with our own family garden this year
• A pair of brown leather Saltwater Sandals for all kinds of water play and outdoor shenanigans
• A chocolate bunny, wrapped in gold foil, which he will no doubt find incredibly impressive. I will eat this after he's in bed.
• A hand-carved raccoon slingshot with some unspoken strict rules about appropriate usage
• A super soft organic cotton "Park Ranger" tee for our little outdoorsman
• A small sketchbook, scissors, and tape for keeping his very own nature journal
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Toddler Boy Modern Easter Basket Ideas
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A few priorities for me when assembling these:
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• Avoid cheap plastic filler items that will break or be discarded quickly
• Use baskets we already have or would love to have around the house all year as opposed to Easter-specific items we have to store somewhere for 11 months
• Incorporate a little bit of the "want/need/wear/read" philosophy to give a well-rounded, intentional gift
• Our family is striving to get outside more and to read more, so I'm always happy to gift my little ones books and toys that reflect those values
• Remember the meaning of Easter and why we celebrate by printing out some relevant verses to learn and focus on as a family
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If you're still stumped for Easter basket ideas, a few of the items below would make lovely additions for children: 
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• Bubbles
• Sidewalk chalk
• Jumprope
• Art supplies
• Modeling beeswax
• Swimsuit
• Critter Catcher
• Kinetic Sand
• Bows or headbands
• Play silks
• Coloring book
• Sunglasses
• Flashlight
• Puzzle
• Matching game
• Deck of cards
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Happy Easter! How do you plan to celebrate? Did you grow up doing Easter baskets, or are you doing them now for your kids? Let us know in the comments and have a lovely Easter Sunday morning! 
Photographs by Ericka Karazsia

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