Easter baskets for children.

Easter is in less than four weeks, so that means we are already decorated and baskets/eggs have been filled to set out for the girls on April 1st. Hopefully there are no tricks involved, since it is "Fools Day" as well, things could get a little silly,  blame it on the silly rabbit. Anyway, now that all of that is out of the way I can enjoy this time with family and reflecting this Lenten Season.

Now the fun, filling the Easter baskets, which are my favorite because they are fun to put together and require no wrapping, unlike Christmas. Growing up I can remember our baskets always consisted of the following:
1. Book/Magazine
2. Summer Outfit
3. Swimwear
4. Something that required going outside
5. Barbie, etc.
6. Candy
7. Little toys/gadgets/crafts (that were popular at the time)

Soooo here you go, some ideas to help you get your baskets completed before the end of the month.


Basket: 
The below are the basket I have for the girls with the bunny liner added to it; I have the large for Charlotte and the small version for Caroline, they honestly hold so much it is perfect. They are worth the money and to change things up you can purchase a new liner every three years or so.
White Sabrina Easter Baskets 
Pottery Barn Kids (currently 20% off) 
Pink Fur Bunny Easter Basket Liners 
Girl Bunny Liner (new version of what I have for the girls)
Taupe Bunny Easter Basket Liners

Girls Fillings:
1. Books: Activity coloring books with stickers/crayons attached, like this one by Disney.
Disney Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets Heart of Friendship: 500 Big Stickers  
Sticker books, like the above.  
Disney Baby: Baby's First Musical Treasury: Words and Songs: Look, Sing and Play! 
Interactive books, it plays music.  
Peter Rabbit Touch and Feel 
Touch and feel, this one is a classic.   

2. Collectables/blind packs/bags: the girls especially my oldest love all of these and to be surprised with what they get. Thanks goodness some are as low as $2.99 per pack. 
LOL Dolls | LOL Mermaid Surprise, these are "add to cart" ready on Walmart.com | Hatchimal Colleggtible | Care Bears Figurines, Caroline (my 18 month old) love these things. 

3. Target dollar section finds (check your local section): UV sunglasses, bunny bubbles, stickers, Disney punch balloons, magic marker mini books, flash cards and learning to write letters. 

4. Misc: 
Enchantimals Bree Bunny Doll
Enchantimals Lorna Lamb Doll 
  

5. Clothing (Summer outfit or Swimwear, your choice):
Eyelet Sunsuit 
Eyelet Sunsuit (newborn - 24months)
Lemon Ruffle Dress 
Ruffle Lemon Dress (2T - 5T) 

 

  
Pastel Petals Long Sleeve Rash Guard Bikini - RuffleButts.com  

Hoppy Shopping Ladies, and dont forget to add in some candy or whatever satisfies your sweet tooth. I'll be adding Annie's Homegrown Bunny Snacks and mini M&M's to the girls baskets. Hope this mini basket guide helped. I may add some boy ideas, so stay tuned for that. 
Easter Bunny Visit:
Rare Editions Baby Girls 12-24 Months Easter Bunny Tee & Striped Leggings Set
Baby Girls Easter Bunny Tee Set (12-24 month version)
Little Girls Easter Bunny Set (2T - 6X version)
Charlotte - my 3.5 year old was wearing a size 2T in the below photo, it fit like capris on her but still a comfortable sizing for her, currently weighs 30lbs. It also fits my 18 month old, whom is 26lbs., with extra room to grow and like pants instead of capris. So it is your choice, fits true to size.
 
*the above outfit was partnered with Rare Editions, all opinions are my own.

Boy Fillers:
Since, I am a mother to two girls I am not in the know of the popular things little boys like these days. I have put together a few things I picked/contemplated purchasing for my nephews (they are between the ages of 16 months and almost 3 years old). Also, in the Target Dollar Section they have boy color bunny bubble wands, blue/green UV protection sunglasses, outdoor pretend play items, etc.
2-Piece Dinosaur Snug Fit Cotton PJs
 
Dino PJ Romper / Dino Cotton PJ Set
Dragon Mask
Dragon/Dino pretend play mask (other options available at local stores)
Bag of Bugs
Bag of critters, other companies have glow in the dark options
PJ Masks Blind Bags (Assorted, Styles Vary)
Blind Bag packs
Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Carryalong Treasury
Disney carry along book, the girls love these and Disney makes some purse like versions that are on clearance in the "bargain price" section for $6.98 and under.
Water Wow! - Under The Sea Water Reveal Pad - ON the GO Travel Activity
On the go water coloring activity

My First Sidewalk Chalk Set 
Sidewalk Chalk
Splash Patrol Sprinkler
Splash Sprinkler
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Steal Swimwear
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Splurge Swimwear 
 
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