Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail…

Easter was a very special time when my son was young in our house. While we do take time to reflect on the significance of the holiday, let’s be honest, the Easter basket hunt is a pretty exciting part of the festivities! So what does Peter Cotton Tail bring to our house?

My boys do have a few Easter sweet treats that they look forward to and I do think it’s important to allow these in moderation. The more I say no to treats, the more alluring they become. Allowing them to have the opportunity to indulge and practice self-regulation is an important life skill that takes trial and error to get right. That being said, I try to focus on non-candy things to add to my kid’s baskets.  If you are looking for a little Easter Basket Inspiration, look no further!

When my son was little, all it took was a container of bubbles, a bit of sidewalk chalk and plastic eggs to keep him happy.  My son is much older now, it can be a challenge to join in the fun without relying on candy.

A few things I’ve learned over the years:

  • It can be challenging to remember that Easter is not Christmas …..So, 1 toy, 1 easter outfit and 1 chocolate bunny are what I offered.
  • The hunt is often more exciting than what is in the basket. Use the basket as an opportunity to give your kid’s the things that they already need for the upcoming season.
  • It may be an actual crime that mini eggs taste as good as they do!

Ages: 0-2

  • Keep it simple with empty plastic eggs and a basket – enough said.

Ages: 2-4

  • empty plastic eggs and a basket
  • sidewalk chalk
  • bubbles
  • crayons, markers
  • stickers
  • bug catcher
  • clothes – new sundress or shorts, sandals, sun hat or ball cap, swimming gear
  • organic snacks

Ages: 5+ 

  • sports equipment (ball & glove, bike helmet, skipping ropes, yo-yo, hacky sack) After a long winter, get them excited to spend more time outside again!
  • books
  • clothes as above
  • sunglasses
  • seeds to plant – flower or vegetable, gardening gloves & shovels
  • sand pail & shovel
  • kite

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Tanya Morrell

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