J.B. asks from Birmingham, AL on April 12, 2011
Easter Baskets - Odenville,AL
Hey All! I have a 2yo and 4yo, both boys. I am ready to start shopping for their easter baskets. I hate getting them cheap "fill items" that have lots of plastic parts that they lose or break almost immediately. What are all of you putting in your kids baskets? We always get them a little candy. Last year the oldest got a T-ball set. Just need some ideas. Thanks Mama's!
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Thank you all so much for your ideas! I think we are going to get a book, maybe some PJ's, some beach toys for our upcoming beach trip, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk. Thanks again! You guys are awesome!
B.G. answers from Birmingham on April 13, 2011
My girls (ages 6 & 2) always need new PJ's. The 2 year old is getting a new set and the 6 year old is getting a nightgown. Also, this year in eggs, we're putting the pastel colored mini marshmallows instead of jellybeans or chocolate. They're pefectly colored for the spring season, there's not a ton of sugar and a little goes a long way.
T.S. answers from Atlanta on April 12, 2011
This has been the topic of the day! My 4yo boy got a Spongebob fishing pole. ($9 at WalMart). We gave it to him this past weekend and took him fishing for the first time. He absolutely loved it! So I think for Easter, we'll buy him more plastic worms and a tackle box. Put some gummy worms in it as his candy for Easter, but no hooks. Wal-Mart actually has Transformers and Spiderman poles as well. It is a great family activity and fun to get outdoors. Your 2yo may not be able to do it just yet, but he'd love seeing the fish. Hope this helps.
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C.M. answers from St. Louis on April 12, 2011
I have an almost 2 and 4 year old and here is what is going in their baskets....chapstick, sunglasses, chalk, coloring book for the older one, sand shovels, watering cans, some plastic filled eggs with 'army' men in it for my 2 year old and then some candy. Nothing extravagant because they will also be getting candy and money in the eggs they find in the yard!
K.M. answers from Kansas City on April 12, 2011
E.B. answers from Fort Collins on April 12, 2011
We theme our baskets to avoid the excess candy. My son got a new pony last year, so we got him a small water bucket and filled it with small brushes and such. The year my son learned to swim we did goggles and swim toys. This year we did sand toys and bubbles. We have also done things like dolls, books, small card games and toy cars as well.
V.T. answers from Dallas on April 12, 2011
My 2 year old daughter is obsessed with bubbles and stickers. So I'm going to the dollar store to load up. Also, she loves the pool, so I'm going to get her some pool toys.
J.L. answers from Los Angeles on April 12, 2011
My 2 year old girl is getting a Mr. Potato head, a plastic bat (cheap filler item with no tiny plastic parts), a recorder (cheap filler item with no tiny plastic parts), a package of bracelets, sunglasses, socks, bendable easter bunny figures (cheap filler item with no tiny plastic parts), peeps, and three eggs (shaped like fat easter bunnies) with some jelly beans in them.
L.W. answers from Kokomo on April 12, 2011
We discovered that Chuck E Cheese has almost no one in there on Easter Sunday, so I plan on trying to get to Chuck E Cheese this week to get tokens or gift cards to put in my kids baskets. They are 4 year old boy and 7 year old girl. This is about the only time I can handle going into Chuck E Cheese. The other things I plan on putting in the baskets are a pool towel for each one now that we have a swimming pool, a large container of bubbles for them to share. ( I refill the little bottles so there is no fighting) a new container of sidewalk chalk. I will put in a few pices of candy but not much. Also I have put in books as well as hot wheel cars, last year it was zhu zhu pets.
A.C. answers from Salt Lake City on April 12, 2011
Here are some of the things the Easter Bunny has brought our kids in the past:
bubbles (yes, they generally get spilled within the hour, but you can get 3 bottles for $1 at Dollar Tree)
Leapfrog toys (there is a FridgeFarm magnet set that looks like a barn and has animal parts the kids match up)
Bubble machine ($10 at Walmart)