- Kid's gardening supplies: shovels, watering cans, gloves, seeds, aprons, etc. In the past I have found these at Michaels, Target & Lowes. This is a favorite of mine!
- School supplies: notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc.
- Books - of course! There are always cute Easter books for the little kids @ Target's $ spot. For the bigger kids check thrift stores for gently used chapter books.
- Art supplies- paints, sketch pads, playdoh, coloring books, stickers,etc. There are tons of websites out there with free printables that you can print out and make into a little book.
- Baking supplies - for the little baker you can find kid friendly utensils and cookie cutters at most stores. Make a jar of sugar cookie mix (layered with dry ingredients, they just add wet-be sure to include the recipe) and colored sugar for a fun group activity that yields delicious results. You might even come across a kids' cook book @ a thrift store.
- Gift cards - LM got an iPod for Christmas so itunes gift cards are appreciated and used. Or McDonalds or Burger King for a special treat (a small $5 or $10 card is more than enough).
- Summer toys like blow up beach balls & floating rings- Easter's late this year so it shouldn't be long until you will be taking the kids to the pool or beach. Cute, colorful flip flops & beach towels.
Everyone always likes a little candy so don't forget a toothbrush! That's always a BIG hit around here - HA. But it's gotten to be a joke around here so LM always looks for the toothbrush.
Make your Easter baskets fun and have fun doing them. Even on a tight budget, you can have lots of fun putting together something your kids will love. I set a budget each year - some years are smaller than others and I find it a challenge to try to stay within the small budgets. I'm always interested in hearing what other people do for Easter Baskets.
I am linking up to Frugal Friday @ Life as Mom, Centsational Girl's Easter Mantel + Linky Party, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm & Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest.