Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Sprouts. All photos and opinions are my own.
Y’all, Easter is THIS WEEKEND! Wild, right? I love planning for holidays and making each one special, and Easter is no egg-ception (hehe). I have so much fun baking festive treats, picking out our dresses, dyeing eggs with the family, stuffing plastic eggs with goodies, and putting together Easter baskets for the kiddo (because they Easter bunny can’t be the only one to bring fun surprises!).
However, I feel like we always have so much candy and junk food hanging around from the last holiday and never need more that doesn’t get eaten. Not to mention a four-year-old doesn’t need that much sugar. Which is why I decided to switch things up this time and focus on healthier snacks + activities that will help keep my toddler entertained, and wanted to share with you! Everything was purchased at Sprouts, one of my favorite places to pick up healthy and organic foods, fresh produce, and unique gifts and treats.
I love giving Daisy things that encourage her to use her brain or imagination, and things that we can do together as a family. Sprouts has so much that checks off those boxes, and items that you don’t really see anywhere else. The hubby and I picked out some of her favorite snacks and treats (like granola bars, cookies, mangoes, and chocolate-covered nuts), lip balm, bubble bath and a bath bomb for a spa night (her favorite thing to do), and family and kid-friendly activities (like ingredients to bake a cake, a Melissa and Doug painting project, and a cute watering can so she can help me in the garden), and topped it off with a stuffed bunny and some sugar-free drinks. We got all this for right around $50, and it was much better spending that money on things that will help keep her entertained and serve as decent snacks than on sugar-loaded candies and toys she’ll never use.
She is SO excited about every single item, and is already begging to try all of the snacks (because she’s a snack-o-hiloc!).
Here’s everything I included in our basket:
- Melissa and Doug watering can
- Melissa and Doug butterfly magnets painting kit
- Sprouts lavender bath bomb
- Organic lip balm
- Annie’s Easter Grahams strawberry shortcake cookies
- Partake vegan/gluten-free Birthday Cake cookies
- Power Crunch kids protein snack bars
- Turkey jerky stick
- Hint bottled water
- Olipop drink
- Miss Jones organic cake mix and frosting
- Nature’s Way Kids gummy vitamins
- Jordan almonds
- Nut Butter packet
- Boom Chicka Pop popcorn
- Plush bunny
A little tip: try to grab the flavors with the pastel and colorful packaging to make the basket look more festive and fun. More Easter items are arriving daily at Sprouts, but you can also get creative and come up with an Easter basket theme for your own kiddos, and fill it with all kind of fun items that tie in with it. To me, it makes it much more special, memorable, and keeps them excited longer than a day. Can’t wait to make a cake together, paint, plant some Spring flowers together while snacking on some yummy, less-guilty snacks with my best girl!
Do you do Easter basked for your kids? If so, what are you planning to include this time? I hope this helps inspire some ideas!