A toddlers alternative Easter basket
I realise I am nearly two weeks late with this post but I had been enjoying a break from blogging and only recently returned.
Easter used to be a religious holiday, however recently it has become more about chocolate and out doing each other’s stash. Jack is under 2 and I knew that his Nanny and Grandad, along with Grandma and Auntie would buy him an egg each. Toddler plus chocolate? No thanks!
So what was in Jacks alternative Easter basket?
Ever the typical little boy, Jack is a big Batman fan so when his Grandma saw the Batman themed Kinder egg she knew she had the perfect egg for him. Inside the Kinder egg Jack was thrilled to find a Batman figure with detachable cape and wings, although the cape has since gone missing. Daddy and I supplied Jack with two Milky bar bunnies and some colourful plastic eggs filled with dried fruit, smarties and a few cars.
It had been my plan to use these for a egg hunt but the weather had other ideas, instead we hid them around Nanny’s house for Jack to find.
Keen not to overload my little monster with sugar I packed…erm…the Easter bunny packed some alternative gifts in Jacks basket.
The little white Easter bunny nested in the basket has since been named Bun, Jack can’t say rabbit yet. Bun joins Brewer the bear on adventures with Jack and spends every night in the clutches of my toddler, while poor Brewer is usually stuck in a headlock.
Jack loves books so of course we had to include some Easter/spring themed books. On the farm, Noisy day, the new pony and number farm are all educational based, spring themed books for Jack to peruse at his pleasure. Along with his ladybird book of colours and Chuggington story books with build your own Chugger, Jack was pretty much set for the afternoon. That was until he discovered the Spot on the farm dvd nested in his Easter basket, Jack loves Spot the dog.
Soon it was time for Easter sunday lunch and I knew that Jack wasn’t full of chocolate, even if he did try to insist that Bun joined him and Brewer at the table.
With a little imagination it is easy to create a fun, seasonal gift without overdosing our little ones on sugar and having to deal with the cranky comedowns at bedtime.