Kids’ Easter Basket Ideas and Bits of Sunshine For You, Too
With the melting snow, changing light, and bird songs, it’s beginning to really feel like spring around here.
Easter comes early this year and I thought it would be fun to round up plenty of book and toy ideas for the kids in your life, but to also include books and “toys” for you that, even if you don’t celebrate Easter or do a basket for yourself, might add a bit of sunshine to your days. Two old lists can be found here and here.
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- Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller
- This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary and Julie Morstad
- I Am Bunny by Ole Lisom and Richard Scarry
- When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
- Full, Full, Full of Love Trish Cooke and Paul Howard
- Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
- The Littlest Family’s Big Day by Emily Winfield
- Every Little Thing by Bob Marley and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
- Eating the Garden by Lois Elhert
- Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss
- William Wakes Up by Linda Ashman and Chuck Groenink
- Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and Ashleigh Corrin
- Home for a Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
- The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
- Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson
- Eyes that Kiss in the Corner by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho
- Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
- Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
- Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker
Books For You
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer-Wall
- The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson
- Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
- The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis
- Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
- Honey and Jam: Seasonal Baking from My Kitchen in the Mountains by Hannah Queen
- Jellycat has the softest stuffed animals and, if you’re going the bunny route, I’m obsessed with this rabbit with Liberty fabric ears.
- This handmade Anne of Green Gables peg doll.
- I think these story cards are so sweet and creative.
- When our daughter is a little older, I’d love to get her a camera like this one. I think it would be so fun to see what kids would come up with.
- We got this Sibley hand-illustrated bird memory game for our daughter last year. It can work first as an identification guide of sorts, then a matching game, and then a memory game and it gets a lot of use, plus makes for pretty hilarious toddler pronunciations.
- For other lovers of wooden play food, this cupcake set is so cute.
- I mean, it’s a wooden rabbit in his carrot car.
- This might be too big for an Easter basket, but how cool is this birdhouse? I know our daughter would be thrilled to have this and get to watch the birds up close, plus I’m guessing it takes care of the squirrel thieves?
- These Squigz look like so much fun and remind me of MagnaTiles with the open-ended possibilities.
For Your Basket, or for A Bit of Joy
- I’m late on finding Swedish dishcloths, but very here for reusable and pretty and love products that make everyday life feel a little more special.
- This hexagon glass frame for pressed flowers or other ephemera. The other shapes would be so pretty for framing old recipes or letters.
- This handmade rainbow blanket makes me so happy. It’s on the pricier side, so I have yet to get it, but I keep coming back to it and love it every time, so I thought I’d share it with you.
- Got this dress for myself in the yellow floral and adore it. Flattering, cheery, and comfy.
- Eyeing these drinking glasses to make outdoor eating feel even more magical.
- Inkwell Threads makes such awesome shirts and sweatshirts for book lovers.
- Be present, not perfect art print.
- These bibliophile postcards from Jane Mount. Write to someone or frame them!
- The Rifle Paper Co. puzzles are ridiculously pretty and perfect for spring.
- This floral William Morris playing card set.
- These soaps from HoneyMilk.
Curious to hear what you’ve got planned to celebrate Easter or springtime!