Easter Basket Ideas: 2020

Updated: Aug 16

Montessori inspired Easter basket ideas and egg filler alternatives.

We likely won't be visiting the Easter bunny this year as a result of social distancing but I'm still trying to make this holiday special! I've been working hard to create an exciting Easter for Emmie and Rory while only being able to shop online. With a little more planning in advance, I've put together some super cute, Montessori-inspired Easter baskets (and I've come up with some candy alternative Easter egg fillers)!


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This year I've tried to come up with practical items that we'll be using around the house or outdoors as the weather warms up. Each child (Emmie- 3 & Rory- 2 months) will receive an Easter basket, we'll have an Easter egg hunt, and enjoy a yummy family breakfast together. The kids will also receive sensory bean bags as a joint gift from the Easter bunny!


Preschooler Easter basket-

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Basket (I purchased cloth baskets that are easy to store and can be reused year after year)


Easter grass (We've had this Easter grass for 3 years now and originally bought it to use as a sensory base- play silks are a great reusable option that can double as a gift!)


Spreader (For food prep)


Markers (The thin markers are easier to remove the cap independently but these smelly markers would be so fun too!)


I-Spy book


Gardening tools


Color bath drops


Baseball hat


Bunny shirt


Candy (Em will receive a tube of M&Ms and a chocolate bunny)



Infant Easter basket-


Basket (I purchased cloth baskets that are easy to store and can be reused year after year)

Easter grass (We've had this Easter grass for 3 years now and originally bought it to use as a sensory base- play silks are a great reusable option that can double as a gift!)


Egg shakers (for a wooden version, I recommend these egg shakers)


Book


Onesies

Pull toy (this is a gift for the future)


Hat


Boat bath toy (can also be used for sensory play)


Musical wobble penguin


Chocolate bunny (just for fun! I'll be eating this, I promise)

Easter egg filler alternatives-


Snacks- Try Annie's bunnies cereal, crackers, or fruit snacks

Stickers

Miniature animal figurines

Miniature erasers (or these adorable insect erasers)

Marbles

Temporary tattoos

LEGO figurine

Spinning top

Hair bow/clips

Bouncy ball

Wikki Stix (these bend to fit inside an Easter egg)

Bracelet

Socks

Finger puppets

Mini-play dough

Band-aids


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