Day after tomorrow is Easter–as hard as that is to believe! Just in case you’re one of those “last minute” shoppers here are some great Easter Basket ideas to help make your weekend shopping a little bit easier!
Candy ~ Easter candy is, of course, a must! In fact Easter ranks as the biggest candy selling holiday-right after Halloween! This year why not try a different twist on this though, by making some candy together? You can make some tasty (and healthy!) No Bake Energy Bites (my kiddos new favorites) or if you’d like something more traditional why not whip up a batch of your very own Reeses Easter Eggs <--we'll be making these tomorrow and I can't wait!!! Or why not try your hand at an *adorable* Easter Bunny Cake? It’s a great way to fit in some quality time with your kiddos if you let them help, and I promise they won’t mind them not being actually IN the basket as long as they get to eat them!
Books ~ A new book (or two or three or five) is a MUST in our Easter Baskets! You can’t go wrong with classics like Guess How Much I Love You but my favorites are Easter related books, especially Bible related ones. I *love* The Easter Story board book–a sweet and gentle way to introduce children to the TRUE Easter story. Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter is another favorite at our house–a simple, sweet touchy-feely board book it’s lots of fun! Easter is also the perfect time to give a Children’s Bible as a gift. We often got new Bibles as presents on Easter growing up–the one I still use daily is one from one of my last Easters at home (we got Easter baskets every year until I moved out–it was always so much fun!)
Bubbles & Sidewalk Chalk ~ sweet, simple, cheap, and well loved–Easter is the perfect time for outdoor fun presents!
Little Fun Toys ~ Toys like Bobble Bots Moshi Monsters are sure to be the biggest hit of your Easter basket! These little guys shake, wiggle, run around and wobble when you turn them on. They come with their own little worlds (complete with curbs so they don’t run away completely)
Here is the Bobble Bots Moshi Monster set that my kiddos got as an early Easter present (they’re so spoiled! haha!) They both *love* it! When Tyler saw the little guys running around, jiggling, and bumping into each other he started laughing hysterically and couldn’t stop–it was hilarious! The only thing I’d caution about these is that they run out of “juice” rather fast–the kids liked them so much they left them on pretty much non-stop, and now one of them is out of batteries after just a week. The great thing is that you can still play with them even when they stop running around (and then it’s a lot less noisy anyways!)
Another cool thing is that each set comes with a special code that unlocks fresh new content in the online virtual world of www.moshimonsters.com for those of you whose kiddos are older and/or allowed on the computer 🙂
One lucky winner will get a chance to receive the same starter set as I did (for a late Easter present!)