Backyard Adventure Easter Basket Alternative!
I’m over all the candy and cheap plastic crap. I want the OPPOSITE this Easter, a kid that gets outside and has an adventure instead of eating chocolate until she pukes (it happened, not on my watch but… it happened).
May I suggest a Backyard Adventure themed basket?
Things you can use as a basket:
metal pail (can be used in the future for all kinds of adventures)
milk crate (can be used for sifting, carrying, sorting, standing on)
small laundry basket (can be used for clean up, carrying)
small trash can with a lid (can be used for storing outdoor toys, soil and other ingredients)
Things you can fill the basket with:
A blue tarp (pages 110-111)
red yarn (pages 118-119)
water balloons (pages page 134-135)
gummy worms (get really realistic ones for extra grossness)
slingshots & marshmallows (as seen on page 50)
plastic sheeting and duct tape (page 127)
Shaving cream for the malarkey on page
some plastic bugs and spiders
And instead of plastic easter grass, I suggest CHEESE BALLS! Why? They are fun to eat, throw, step on, plant, compost, melt and let the dog clean up after you.
Of course, most importantly you add a copy of Backyard Adventure, in a gallon ziplock bag, so it can be left outside whenever.
EGGS: Stuff plastic eggs from last year with loose change, pipe cleaners, giant rubber bands, sidewalk chalk, finger paint and marbles.
Lots of this stuff can be purchased locally and for a few dollars. I will now spam you with affiliate links for ALLLLL of the above.
Because nothing says “self-care’ like ordering your Easter basket via Prime.