Dear Mr. Bunny,
First of all, let me say we all want to say thanks for all the good times you gave us as kids…for the Easter baskets, the hollow chocolate bunnies, the peeps, and that green basket grass my mom swept up for months. Now that we have kids, with many of them growing up WAY too fast, we respectfully ask you stay away from certain items, and replace with other suggested options.
No paper money.
No ten-speeds of ride-on electric cars.
No phones, tablets, advanced gaming systems or iAnything.
Can We Cut Back on the Candy a Little?
I don’t want to alarm you, but we people have discovered that sugar is basically toxic, and you don’t even want to know what problems some food colors have been linked to. The thing is, the kids don’t really need an entire basket filled to the brim with cheap candy. Perhaps a quality, dark chocolate bunny and some organic bunny crackers would be just fine.
Santa Literally Just Left
So, I know you enjoy rounding out the contents of the Easter Basket with all kinds of fun, brightly colored toys to excite everybody, but Christmas was like five minutes ago and some of us are still trying to come up with storage solutions for all that yuletide stuff.
Aim for Consumables
What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with the promise of a children’s garden? Seeds, sprouts, and kid-friendly tools will look lovely in the Easter basket and have kids looking forward to the season ahead.
Backyard Bird Items
It is so much fun for kids to learn about and observe the many bird varieties they can attract to a garden. Bird feeders, birdseed, a bird house, binoculars, or a field guide to birds would each fit nicely in an Easter basket.
Feed Their Interests
Easter Bunny, you know each and every one of these kids so well, and you know they each have unique interests and hobbies. Art supplies for the crafter, cooking supplies for the budding chef, yarn for the knitter—these items are all very basket friendly.
Keep It Seasonal
With the arrival of spring, most kids could use a refresher in certain areas: a new jump rope, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, an umbrella, rain boots, sunglasses, a kite. How about some of those for the Easter basket, Easter Bunny?
Never Too Many Books
Of course, kids can never have too many books, and most fit into baskets quite nicely. Besides “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter, and “Who Hid the Easter Eggs?” by Pirkko Vainio, there’s a great book for pre-schoolers entitled “The Easter Story” by Patricia Pingry
Thanks BARBARA DANZA! Awsome Easter Sauce
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!