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Two Nature Themed Easter Basket Ideas

Nurture Kids Easter Basket Ideas: Backyard Bucket Nurture and Thrive Blog

Seasons and holidays give children a sense of rhythm to life that is comforting to their ‘live in the moment’ mentalities. Seasonal celebrations also serve as landmarks for their memories. I like to incorporate the season and nature into our holidays. For Easter, I think of rediscovering the outdoors as the bugs start to emerge and the birds get busy. Both of these baskets have a nature theme to them and all of the products are generally eco-friendly/no-candy ideas. The first one is a bucket full of things to get little ones gardening and having fun in their own backyard!

Backyard Bucket Easter Basket

Nurture Kids Easter Basket Ideas: Backyard Bucket Nurture and Thrive Blog

Twigz Kids Gardening Bucket – Steel – Green A Nice big bucket with a sturdy handle. Perfect for the base as your basket and also for kids to collect dirt and worms in the backyard.

Kid’s 3-Piece Garden Tool Set: Kid sized garden tools for digging in the dirt.

Melissa & Doug Mollie & Bollie Good Gripping Gloves: Kid sized garden gloves.

Garden Wigglers: Earthworms in Your Backyard (Backyard Bugs): A cute book all about earthworms!


Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Bubble Blower: We got this one last year. It’s been a hit and I’m excited to get it out again this year!

Sunny Side Up Gardens Little Bunny Egg Carton Garden – Easter Plants Gardening Kids EGG-1: Everything you need to start a vegetable garden with kids! Includes heirloom seeds for green beans, yellow summer squash, sweet baby carrots, crunchy red radishes, baby watermelon and little leaf cucumbers and instructions. Start the seeds inside after Easter and transfer them to your garden in May. What an awesome project!

Outdoor Explorer Easter Basket

Okay onto the second basket. For this one, I wanted to branch out a little farther than the backyard. We recently moved to a neighborhood with a nature trail along a lake and I’ve been thinking about ways to enrich our walks.

Nurture Kids Easter Basket Ideas: Outdoor Explorer Nurture and Thrive Blog

Neatnix Round Stuff Bucket, Natural Canvas: Perfect tote for your little nature lover. Plenty of pockets to tuck in tools, sticks, and rocks.

Backyard Exploration Critter Case: For close observation of all those little bugs! This has been played with a lot in our house!

4″ x 4″ Sunprint Kit: Solar paper is a fun alternative to a flower press and a science lesson on light rays all in one!

Bumkins Reusable Snack Bag, Forest Friends, Large: Your little explorer is going to work up an appetite. We need a new snack bag in our house, I’ll be filling ours with bunny crackers and dried fruit and putting it in the Easter basket. A great alternative to candy.

Pond Life (A Golden Guide from St. Martin’s Press): A take along field guide for water explorers.

Coghlan’s Kids Pond Net: Every explorer needs a net!

ToySmith Deluxe Pocket Kite (colors vary): I think this is just the coolest thing– a kite to go. J is always asking if we can fly a kite — and we never have the kite with us. Problem solved!

I am going to have a hard time choosing between the themes! I may mix and match some, I can say for sure the sunprints kit and the pond net will be in our Easter baskets this year!



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  • Shelah
    March 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    These are great Easter basket ideas. I love how they encourage kids to get outdoors! I found you on Welcome Party Wednesday!
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  • Amanda
    March 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Good ideas! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
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  • Janine Halloran
    March 17, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I love these baskets! I did a garden/outdoor theme last year for my kids’ baskets. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
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  • Audrey
    March 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Two cute ideas. I absolutely love those veggie sidewalk chalks and know my son would too.

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  • Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life
    March 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your post with all of our Let’s Get Real readers. My youngest son was born the day before Easter and so I always try to make Easter extra-special for him. I love these creative ideas. So many of the non-candy toys are garbage. I love how these are full of fun and learning. I really love the egg carton of seeds.
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    • nurtureandthriveblog
      March 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Christina,

      Thanks for stopping by! I love that egg carton of seeds too, such a great idea and I love that it has heirloom seeds in it. I think we may do that one next year in the easter basket!

  • Tammy
    March 21, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I love these two ideas! It encourages activity and imagination instead of just eating candy. Thanks for linking up to the Fantabulous Moms Easter Linky party. I’ve pinned your post to our Easter Pinterest board!
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    • nurtureandthriveblog
      March 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Hi Tammy,
      Thank you for stopping by and for sharing!

  • Carolin
    March 22, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I love these ideas. They are such thoughtful gifts that the kids will enjoy for ages and not just Easter morning. I also love that they encourage outdoor play.

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