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#1 of 13 Old 03-05-2007, 10:03 AM - Thead Starter
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I was just wondering what everyone was thinking about putting in the kids easter baskets this year?? I have no idea.. and need some ideas!!
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I don't ever do them cause teh Grandparents have always given them one - I don't feel the need to over indulge my children.
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I usually do outside toys for the spring summer... jump ropes, bubbles, chalk, etc. and of course there has to be candy.
I'll also include a bible story book as well.

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I haven’t got a clue. I just saw some in the store yesterday and started thinking about it. Jonathan loves the plastic eggs. Probably some of those and some kind of candy he likes. Skittles or twizzlers.
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Zach loved the plastic eggs when he was little (probably still does). My mil had a few in the toy basket at her house and the kids always went right for those. I'll fill some eggs with jelly beans and some chocolate for Zach and probably some spring toys like Elaine mentioned. Noah got a new placemat and plate, bowl and fork and spoon set already for his basket. I ordered the boys matching baskets with their names on the liners from Lillian Vernon. They're cute.

We don't give the boys food with dye in it so I'll have to pick up whatever jelly beans and candy they have at the health food store. The dye makes Zach hyper. We narrowed it down to dye and not sugar. Strange but several of Mike's cousins and nephews also had the "allergy" to food dye but grew out.
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Logan doesnt do well with candy, hyper, and Samantha doesnt need the sugar (weight) either. So I will probubly get them each a movie and maybe a game boy game for Samantha. Last year I got them new bikes but Logans got stolen so maybe I will see if I can find him an inexpensive one. Now that he has a game boy Logan is crabing for a tv system like game cube but I am leary about that so that may wait lol.

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Dh who was firmly against the Easter Bunny (because he thought it was stupid) is now into it and usually picks out the stuff for the basket. Mainly because he wants to share the candy. My dd loves the plastic eggs. I'm wondering if we can do something for one child and not the other since I see no sense in giving an Easter Basket to baby. We have a ton of rabbit stuffed animals. My older dd loves rabbits.

 
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I'm thinking this year of doing a family basket instead of one for each girl. They usually get outside toys, and little trinkets. I think this year I will get a movie, and various outside toys for them to all share. Hoping to cut back the cost, and increase the sharing between them. We will see, then we always do an Easter Egg Hunt so that will be the plastic eggs and then they will get Chocolate Bunnies as prizes.
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I try not to just stuff with candy. They will probably get a new Thomas Train (if there are any left we don't already have), matchbox cars, the outside stuff is a good idea, thanks Elaine.
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DS is into Cars (Lightning McQueen) at the moment - I found 2 baskets @WM - one is McQueen and the other is Mater - got him some die cast cars to put in them and found him a cd/read along Cars book ....need to get a few pieces of candy to fill it out and I'm done !
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I was just wondering what everyone was thinking about putting in the kids easter baskets this year?? I have no idea.. and need some ideas!!
I had actually thought about being lazy this year and buying the premade baskets but then my mom bought some stuff for me to put in the Easter baskets..lol...so I guess I am going for the homemade again. I think I am going to buy some plastic eggs (designs for each kid like spiderman and stuff) and fill them with candy. My mom got some coloring books. Then I always check out the dollar store and targets dollar isles. And target had some really cute candy things. I was actually thinking about using their Easter outfits from the Easter Bunny this year. Maybe to even semi cover the baskets like wrapping. I may actually hide some of DD & DS's eggs. They are getting older now and I know they would like to find them that morning. But I am trying more for crafts, candy, and books b/c goodness knows the kids have enough toys! Oh yeah, I stopped at Family Dollar yesterday and they have some cute stuff too. I will definately go there.
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I was at Wally World today and in their Easter section they had a "bunny" shaped tube -- the same style as the candy canes they fill with chocolates at Christmastime -- that had Little People in it! They were like $3.50, so I snapped one up for each kiddo. They LOVE Little people. Other than that it might be books, bubbles, coloring books/crayons... that sort of stuff.

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I have bought a few small toys for their basket from Wal Mart. I ordered their chocolate bunnies from Worlds Finest Chocolate. (My nephew was selling them.) I am going to fill the plastic eggs with a little candy, get them a DVD and an outside toy, and that's about it.
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