Easter is just around the corner, and if you have kids in your home you know how important it is to celebrate this holiday with more than a trip to church and dinner with your family. It’s also a time of Easter egg hunting and coloring, and most importantly (to many children) Easter baskets.
Creating Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Love
When it comes to Easter baskets and kids, you definitely need to put some thought into and not just buy one of those pre-filled baskets at the big box store. Your child will love it when they get a basket filled completely with stuff they love.
Pick The Perfect Toys
Don’t make the basket all about toys, but putting in one or two new things for them is always a good idea. Kids love toys, it’s a fact. If your child is into video games, you may want to get them a new one to add to it (pricier, but worth the joy on their faces).
When you’re trying to determine good toys, think of the movies and toys they are into right now. From Trolls to Monster High, the options are endless. Even superheroes are finding a new place in the hearts of children.
What Are Their Favorite Candies?
No Easter basket is complete without some candy. You don’t want to just fill it with candies they can get any time of the year, though. Stick with specialty candy that is only available at Easter time, to help make it even more special.
You can still get the ones that love peanut butter cups their cups, they’ll just be shaped like eggs. Jelly beans are always a safe bet as well, and they come in all sorts of flavors and options these days.
Add Something Useful
While you definitely don’t want to forget the toys and candy, you are a parent. Makes sure you include something useful and less “fun” in that basket. There are plenty of options for these things that can still make your child smile.
Consider getting them a new t-shirt that matches the color theme of the basket. Get them some new pencils to use for school, maybe ones that have bunnies on them. The options are endless, and socks are even an option.
Make It Colorful
Easter is about colors, so color coordinate the basket you create for your child. Pick their favorite colors and work with that. If they’re fans of a sports team you could even make it themed in that team’s colors.
You don’t have to stick with those bright neons or muted pastels that most generic Easter baskets come in. Get creative, but use the color wheel to help make it pleasing to the eye (and take lots of pictures to make your parent friends envious of the great job you did).
What are your ideas for making fun Easter Baskets for kids? Do you believe in no candy, all candy or just a little candy?