I know I caught you off guard. Admit it. [smirk]
In all honesty, I don’t even have Easter baskets for the kids. Not special ones we use each year, anyway. I think there have been a couple times my boys didn’t even get Easter baskets!
But they are getting baskets this year. Not that I have anything planned or purchased other than books, but I’ll get around to it. And I’ll be sure to add something other than just books.
If your family does Easter baskets, what are your favorite fillers? (Help me out here with something other than the obvious candy.)
Now that the boys are getting older, I’m just purchasing a few picture books as “family gifts.” That way everyone can enjoy them, whether or not we feel like we should be too old for them. [Gasp! Too old for picture books? Never.]
The line up:
After enjoying A Rock Is Lively from the library this past month, I decided that we needed a few more spring-celebrating books with gorgeous illustrations in our collection. An Egg Is Quiet is absolutely perfect. [I’d write a review, but I can’t top the glowing Amazon reviews.] I think we’ll add A Seed Is Sleepy and maybe even A Butterfly Is Patient, as well. Lovely. Just lovely.
Need more ideas?
Sarah Steward and David Small, a husband and wife team, make a glorious combination. Oh, how I love The Gardener.
If Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie doesn’t make you want to try your hand at nature journaling, sketching, and water color, I don’t know what will. This 200 page book is a practical and inspirational delight.
For something more Easter-inspired (and more challenging for older kids), The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare is a great selection!