Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Easter Bunny Finds: No-Sugar Basket Ideas
I love these Garden Cards from Barefoot Books. It's a box of 40 over sized colorful cards with gardening ideas, info, and games. Perfect for the budding gardener and a great activity for parents to do with kids outside. For me, Easter is about renewal and life--what better way to celebrate that then get outside and dig in the dirt. Plant some seeds and nurture life.
This RoboBox Stencil Set fits nicely in a basket and is great for robot obsessed boys (or girls). They also have a dino box, a zoo box, and a finger painting box. This is very portable and keeps my son occupied for quite a while while fueling his creativity.
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood is a funny and unexpected book for the Easter Bunny to bring. Big Rabbit is in a terrible mood that won't go away, even after watching tv and eating a yummy salad. I relate to Big Rabbit--sometimes it can be difficult to shake a bad mood! His appears in the form of a stalky monster. It's nice for kids to have imperfect characters to look at and in the end, Big Rabbit does conquer his bad mood.
This Hungry Animals Stencil Set is lightweight and thin and perfect for the basket and later, to travel with. Each animal is fit to scale and they all nest inside one another making a cool looking and compact activity.
Bananagrams are so cute for the basket in their little fruit zipper pouches. Good for older kids and adults too, the Pear is best for the little ones. My son loves to make words out of the tiles, they feel great in your hand and build those word skills.
Chalk The Block is a spiral bound book that comes with sidewalk chalk. This would be fun on Easter Sunday, weather providing, to hang out and decorate the vicinity. It's very much like the Klutz face painting book that gives you ideas, tells you how to create a look, and includes the medium. In this case, it's four pieces of chalk. I love combining art with being outside. As you can tell from the subtitle, the ideas are pretty humorous, particularly for children.