Are you wanting to celebrate Easter but don’t want to have a huge extra expense and have a sugared up kid that ends up with a stomach ache later? Yeah, me neither! Here is what I am putting in my no candy easter basket for my toddlers for under $10.
Why an Easter Basket?
The Easter basket was started back in the days of the early Christians to celebrate the rising of Christ and the end of Lent. Also many Christians give up sweet treats during the 40 days of lent so this is a great treat for the ending of Lent. Continue to read what I put into a no candy Easter basket for toddlers for under $10.
What Goes Into an Easter Basket?
Easter baskets are usually filled with multiple assortments of chocolates, Peeps, jelly beans, etc. This can get a bit out hand in my opinion. Lots of money spent on things that last a few days and leave children hyper probably with cavities and a stomach ache. This year I decided to change it up a bit. While its nice to get some of those things (in moderation) I decided as the parent, I am going to break the chain. For obvious reasons, but also for budget’s sake. Here is how to put together a no candy Easter basket for toddlers for under $10.
I like to add a small thing that I know a toddler will enjoy but has an added meaning. The lamb symbolizes Christ and I think it’s a good little thing to add as a reminder or conversation topic you can bring up. I used the same one from last year (purchased from Dollar Tree), but here is a similar style.
On a journey to try and remove plastics from our home these are just fitting for us. Not to mention we have a 2 year old and a 9 month old this Easter. A hard easter basket just doesn’t seem fitting for kids. we got our daughter one last year and I recently had to secretly grab it from her room so it’ll at least be somewhat of a surprise Easter morning.
These were already on my list to probably get for a birthday or something. Every time my husband and I are in the car wearing sunglasses we often get the question “Where’s mine?”. As I was grabbing them from Dollar Tree I thought why not use these in the no candy easter basket this year. These are just a good Spring and Summer item to have around.
Need I say more? 😉 I think it’s safe to say that my kids get books for every occasion. I think books are so great for kids and it is a great alternative to screens. It is so good for kids to have a book in their hands, pages to flip, and pictures to use their imagination. Here are the books I chose to add to the no candy Easter basket this year.
Yes, I know, I chose not to add candy to the baskets this year but we cant take all of the fun away from the toddlers, right? I decided to add some Organic Fruit Snacks to the basket to give a little treat in their basket. I might add some bunny grahams
I incorporate more wood instead of plastic into the kid’s toy box. I chose these to add to the Easter basket this year. For our son who will be 9 months for Easter this year, I decided to add a teething toy to his basket. I got it from a Ross store for a few dollars, but here is a similar concept.
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