Filling Easter baskets is kind of like what to put in the Christmas stocking — I’m never really sure. I don’t like to fill them up with just a bunch of candy to put my kids on a sugar high, yet I don’t want to spend a fortune on a bunch of toys either. Or, things that will never really be used, but are just purchased to fill the space in the basket. So, what to do?I found a great list, over at 24/7 Moms. They post a list for two different age groups: preschoolers and teens. The pre-school list has items like
- sidewalk chalk
- coloring books
- trading cards
Here is a partial list of what some of my son’s basket will include this year:
- Matchbox car — they’re small and cheap.
- One chocolate bunny — hollow so there’s less sugar intake.
- Gummy snacks from the grocery store.Â — My son thinks these are candy.
- Book (we always give a book.)
What do you put in your kid’s Easter baskets?