toddler easter basket: online friendly

For this year’s Easter basket, I was perplexed on how to approach it, given now being in quarantine. My original plan was to support some of my favorite children’s stores in Columbus- Cubshrub of Grandview, Lilylimes of Worthington, and Fritzy Jacobs of Worthington. My intention was to buy quality little toys and trinkets from local and small businesses, and then maybe add in some other things like sidewalk chalk, homemade playdough, seeds for the garden, or bubbles. But, now with quarantines being mandated and everyone taking whatever measures it takes to stay safe- shopping online is seeming like our only option. But, it is especially now important to support our local favorites, to help them through these tough times.

For Ronnie’s basket I put in an order to Cubshrub and am going to use little supplies we have around the house, as well as some supplimental items from amazon.

Ronnie’s Basket:

Sarah’s Silks Playsilk: Sarah’s Silks this Easter has been encouraging parents to have a more eco-friendly Easter buy using a green playsilk instead of Easter grass. I just loved this idea! It is beautiful, useful, and is a fun way to build your playsilk collection. Instead of green we opted for the Turquoise!

shop local: available at Cubshrub

amazon: playsilks

source: amazon

Sidewalk chalk: For the little artist and kid who loves to be outside!

amazon: Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk, 12 Classic Crayola Colors Outdoor Art Gift for Kids 4 & Up, 12 Classic Crayola Colors, Anti-Roll Sidewalk Chalk Sticks Keep Little Artist’s Tools Close At Hand

bubble wands: bubbles are a favorite in our house, I buy bubbles in bulk and then can bring out a wand now and then as a surprise.

amazon: Joyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) with Bubble Refill Solution – Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor (12 Bubble + 12 Refill Pack = 24pack)

Jellycat bunny: Jellycat animals are truly the best, they are so soft and have a lot of corresponding books to match the stuffed animals- they make a great gift!

amazon: Jellycat Squiggle Bunny Stuffed Animal, Small, 9 inches

*we ordered this via Cubshrub- but, they are now out of stock

first words flashcards: it was important to me to have a little fun learning toy to include and working on language is a constant at this age!

amazon: My First Touch and Feel Picture Cards: First Words (My 1st T&F Picture Cards)

wooden xylophone: for the little musician

amazon: Schylling Wood Xylophone

shop local: available at Cubshrub

source: meri meri

meri meri temporary tattoos: meri meri has such unique and fun products, these tattoos seemed like a perfect small addition to Ro’s basket!

shop local: available at Cubshrub

amazon: Meri Meri Boom Pow Tattoos – 6 Pack Bundle

Dollar Spot Bunny Ears: I decided after Ro’s first Easter last year, I will just save these every year and just add them back in every year.

similar ears: bunny ears amazon

Homemade Ideas:

If you are having trouble getting things to come in time here are some last minute ideas that you can add in from home.

  • homemade playdough: my recipe here
  • homemade slime or slime kits
  • homemade candy bars or reeses eggs
  • other homemade treats, cookies, brownies, etc.
  • “coupons” for activities to do once summer comes around

Do you have any creative ideas for Easter baskets? Leave it in the comments!

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