With Easter a mere two weeks away, I’ve been gradually putting together some activities to do in the lead up to the big weekend as well as gifts for the children to have on Easter Sunday. As I know that family & friends will likely be gifting her Easter Eggs, I wanted to steer clear of any additional chocolate and instead invest in some other things that would last a lot longer. Florence’s Easter basket this year has a real focus on slow toys and activities. I’ve also tried to buy as much as I could from independent, ethical brands in my bid to not only support small business but do my bit for the planet too. If you’d like to see what I’ve put in William’s Easter basket, click here.
Plan Toys Stacking Chicken
This gorgeous wooden chicken stacker has three chicken pieces ready to be stacked in all sorts of different formations. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun playing with this!
Mini Gardening Tools
I picked up this little set of gardening tools in B&M for £3.99. They came in both this pastel colour and a primary colour option too. Florence loves being in the garden and helping my mum at her allotment so now she has a little set of tools of her own to use.
To go along with her gardening tools, I also bought this little wildflower seedbom ready to plant in her little sensory garden over the weekend.
Lanka Kade Figures
I’ve spoken about Lanka Kade wooden animals recently here on the blog. They are beautifully designed chunky wooden figures perfect for small world & imaginative play. Florence loves them too so I’ve added a lamb, ram, rabbit & some insects to Florence’s Easter basket.
Easter Bunny Book
This was a recommendation from my friend Jennie over at Edspire and is the perfect addition to our Easter Book collection.
Homemade playdough with bunny cutter
I love making play dough for gifts and this Easter I’ve made one of these little play dough bundles for each of the littles in our family. When you make your own dough it’s a really cost effective gift which also offers hours of entertainment. I’ve also shown you how to make these cute little bunny wraps for it too here! Tie a little ribbon around it attaching an Easter cookie cutter and you’ve got the perfect addition to your Easter Basket.
Stickers & Easter Activity Book
I picked up this little activity book and pack of stickers from Poundland. We tend to have a little colouring or sticker session each day after breakfast so these will be perfect for Easter morning!
An Easter basket wouldn’t be complete without a soft toy or two. This chick & rabbit were also from poundland.
Have you made an Easter basket for your little one this year?