How to Build the Perfect Kids Easter Basket

Every year is a struggle to create the perfect kids Easter basket.  Sure, there are TONS of different kinds of Easter candy you can find to fill an Easter basket.  But, at my house we try to limit the amount of sugar our kids consume.  (Yes, I know it can be difficult, especially when your mom works at Lake Champlain Chocolates.)  Whether you are looking to fill an Easter Basket for the young, or young at heart, we’ve compiled some great ideas for building the perfect kids Easter Basket.

The Good EggOrganic Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs

It doesn’t get any better than fresh, Vermont eggs.  And why should our chocolate eggs be any different? These chocolate Easter eggs are made with only the best ingredients like organic and fair trade certified chocolate and filled with fresh, organic Vermont cream and they come in six delicious flavors.  (I know, I know, the first on my list is chocolate.  But, chocolate at Easter is inevitable, so go for quality over quantity.)  The bold colors of these foil-wrapped eggs are sure to brighten up any Easter basket!

The perfect Easter dress for toddlersPut a Little Spring in Their Step

The Vermont-owned kids clothing company, Zutano, creates wonderful bright and cheery patterned dresses, hats and onesies.  This Zutano cottontail dress will be perfect for your little one’s annual Easter egg hunt.  The only question is, will she need this fleece jacket too, or will the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having in Vermont continue?

Pewter Rabbit figurine made in VermontHere Comes Peter Cottontail

These charming Netsukes, handcrafted in Middlebury, Vermont by Danforth Pewter are perfectly sized for hiding as a prize inside your Easter eggs.  Collect the whole line, or get multiples and use them as unique tic tac toe playing pieces.

Wooden Games Made in VermontShake Things Up

No kids Easter basket would be complete without at least one toy.  These Maple Landmark wooden rattles and all-natural alphabet blocks are fun for the littlest ones in your group.  While this set of wooden checkers or a mancala board make a perfect non-electronic activity for the older members of the family.  (I think I see a game night in our future!)

Seed kits for the kidsWatch Them Grow

Easter often marks the start of Spring and gardening season.  For an alternative to candy and toys, why not add a couple packets of organic vegetable seeds from High Mowing Organic Seeds?   We can’t think of a better way to encourage your little ones to get involved with learning about where their food comes from.  Add a few kid-sized gardening tools from Gardner’s Supply and you are on your way to a pretty spectacular kids Easter basket.

non-plastic Easter GrassIs the Grass is Always Greener?

What is an Easter basket without any grass?  Forget the traditional plastic Easter grass.  This year opt for a more family friendly, eco-friendly option – Tim’s Real Easter Basket Grass.  Made by the Vermont Hay Company, this grass is sustainably produced, organic and fully compostable.  (We are going to use ours for mulch in our garden after Easter!)

Now that you have some ideas for how to build the perfect kids Easter basket, what are you waiting for?  Hop to it, Easter is March 27th.