Lately I’ve been brainstorming a few things I’d like to get or make to put in Little B’s Easter basket this year from her Mama and Papa. I’m looking for things that are a little creative, unexpected, handmade, and candy-free (Little B is only 16 months old and her Nutritionist-Mama doesn’t give her sugar yet). Here are a few things I thought of. For a complete list, check out my board.
Charley Harper Memory Game
B isn’t quite old enough to actually play the game yet, but she’ll love the colorful images and cards.
These would be fun to play with. And quick to crochet up. You can find patterns online.
We are really in to making homemade popsicles now that the weather is warming up. It’s easy to make delicious frozen treats out of healthy, organic ingredients. Here’s a recipe Little B likes (until she gets a brain freeze and cries):
Creamy Pina Colada Yogurt Pops
8 oz plain goat’s milk yogurt (or other yogurt if you prefer)
3/4 cup frozen pineapple
1 ripe banana
3-4 tablespoons apple or pear juice
Blend in a blender until smooth and creamy. Freeze in popsicle molds for several hours, preferably overnight.
I’m having a little trouble deciding what kind of basket to get. I know I want it to be pretty, handmade, and useful. I’m thinking of going with one of my favorite Ghanian baskets in bright colors, which are collapsible and washable (just hose ‘em down) and very durable. And maybe decorating it with ribbons? Still brainstorming…
Got any creative ideas planned for your little one’s basket? Share!