Keeping Easter, a Fun and Exciting Time for Kids
Looking for ideas and alternatives to typical Easter baskets? Organize a fun day making your own baskets with the kids – their own DIY Easter Baskets. Even if you aren’t crafty, there are lots of easy options to surprise and delight the kits. For example, use leftover gift bags from a birthday party, Christmas bags, or a reusable grocery bag. Or use products that you find with an easter theme, like the image below to create something unique.
Get the kids involved in the planning too. This idea can still leave an element of surprise because they don’t have to know what treats will be inside.
Easter Basket Filler Ideas
Now that you have an Easter basket, what are you going to put in it? Use your imagination.
Fill the baskets with some goodies from local Ottawa merchants including Stubbe Chocolate , Thyme & Again , and La Maison Du Kouignamann. Support local businesses too with gift cards to use later like Suzy Q donuts .
Perhaps you have a gift closet in your home, a stash of inexpensive toys, or books left over from a classmate’s birthday party, use those little treats as filler for the basket. Coloring books and activity sheets also make a fun basket stuffer to complement the other items.
Consider organizing a baking activity with the kids, and the delicious goods can be used as a basket filler too.
The Easter Egg Hunt Excitement
Egg hunts are always a fun activity. One idea is putting a clue in each egg, which directs to the next egg, until the easter surprise at the end of the hunt. Fill the eggs with small treats or coins or leave them empty and make it about the thrill of the hunt.
A backyard or local park is a great place to get outside and organize an egg hunt, weather permitting. A classic hide and seek for easter eggs can still be achieved at home.
How to Have a Virtual Easter Celebration with Family
Given large groups won’t likely be feasible for Easter, plan small in home celebrations, or set up a video call with your family.
Check with your church what kind of Easter services will be available- online or limited in person, and how you can participate.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!
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