***This post originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Traverse Bay Family Magazine. It has been reprinted with permission.***
I am a gift giver. It’s one of my love languages. I really dislike having a ton of clutter and toys all over the house and yard though. In order to cut down on junk, I’ve come up with a few ideas for outdoor themed Easter baskets.
A rain gear Easter basket is much anticipated by my little ones. Each year they have gotten a raincoat & galoshes. A new umbrella, a rain hat, a water-resistant backpack or other similar gear has been included at times. Try Kidorable for cute options–check Zulily for great prices!
- jump ropes
- Sand toys
- inflatable toys
In previous years, grandparents have provided an Easter basket full of summer fun. Figure out what your kids need for summer/beach season & add those to their Easter basket! If you haven’t been on spring break yet, items for your trip could be handy, too!
- bike helmet
- knee & elbow pads
In order to promote physical activity, a sporting goods themed basket is great, especially for older kids. Include basics to try a new sport like soccer, basketball, baseball, rollerblading, skateboarding or whatever they may enjoy!
- seed packets
- tools & bag
- watering can
- flower pots (to start seeds)
Kids love to do what you do, so get them kid-sized tools & everything they need to grow something of their own. A frugal option if you save your own seeds. You could even include a certificate for a gardening date if you wanted!
Need more ideas? Check out 10 Candy-Free Easter Basket Ideas, 10 Clutter Free Easter Basket Ideas, and this cheap & easy DIY Catholic Saint Holy Card Easter basket stuffer.
Do you full Easter baskets for your kids?