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Health Inspired Easter Baskets

After writing a guest post about a candy-free Easter basket, and then putting together this soccer basket this weekend, I’ve got Easter Theme baskets on my mind!  I’m hoping this week to share this, plus a few extra healthy Easter tips to get your family through this holiday, that has somehow become a huge sugar fest.

In keeping with the spirit of a healthy family, these Easter baskets all encourage physical health or spiritual health.

First up, The active child:

Sports Easter Basket

Soccer themed easter basket
  • Ball
  • Water Bottle
  • Scrunchies or hair bows
  • Socks
  • Sports Doll
  • Baseball hat
  • Sports collectors cards
  • Sunglasses
  • Stop watch
  • Other items with images of sports balls on them (a wallet, a pen)

The Outdoor Child

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Jump Rope
  • Knee pads, elbow pads
  • Squirt Guns
  • Kite

The Hiker

  • Walking Poles (the funny thing is, Erica REALLY wants walking poles!!)
  • Water bottles
  • Trail Mix
  • Trail Maps
  • GPS Unit
  • Hat

The Gardener

(only 4 short weeks ago, we began these herb plants, remember?  Look how they’ve grown already!)

herb plants on window sill herb update

 

  • Pots
  • Soil
  • Herb seeds
  • Vegetable seeds
  • Trowel
  • Knee Pad
  • Gardening gloves

The Ultimate chef

  • Cookbooks
  • cookie cutters
  • Rolling Pins
  • Apron
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Timer

For Spiritual Health (and to celebrate Easter)

  • A journal with a new pen
  • Pictures of Christ
  • Inspirational Books
  • Scripture pens/ stickers for marking scriptures
  • Inspirational Music
  • Religious based jewelry
  • Fill plastic eggs with scripture quotes

What other Health themed Easter Baskets can you think of?



10 Comments

Fun ideas! We really want a GoGo Sports girl, but it needs to be a martial arts one!

Mine are getting Wii Active Fit too, for those 100+ degree days where outside is unbearable. Between swim team 5 mornings a week and TKD 4 afternoons, a bit of Wii time might be needed. :o)

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What cute basket ideas!! Our bunny usually goes the spiritual route and tends to shop at Deseret Book for the cute scriptural action heroes, coloring books and whatnot! 😉

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susan

Love the idea of spiritual gifts. Easter has become so much more about the bunny than the real reason why we celebrate Easter. Thanks.

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Thanks for a great post again Amy! This is a great idea…and I think the kids will LOVE it all! Great update on the herbs…WOW that was fast!

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dawn

Amy thanks for these basket ideas. I always pack their baskets with new spring outdoor toys like bubbles, balls, chalk, kites and of course a new pair of COOL looking sunglasses and flip flops and beach towel and just a couple pieces of candy. Even our egg hunts don’t have much candy in them. Thank you for always coming up with good ideas!!

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These are great ideas. My mom and sister do the Easter baskets for our kids every year and they always fill them mostly with non-candy items like small toys, chalk, bubbles, books, jump ropes, etc. For the Easter egg hunt, they hide small coins inside the eggs. The kids usually get one chocolate bunny and then maybe a small pack of jelly beans and I am fine with that.

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