Thursday, February 25, 2016

Easter Baskets for Montessori Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

I have spring on my mind! This week we are finally getting above freezing temperatures here in Minnesota and it feels like spring is right around the corner {and I hope that's true!} But, its reminding me that Easter really is right around the corner. And, with that, it's time to start thinking about Easter baskets. 

We celebrate both the religious and the secular portions of the holiday. But, honestly we don't make a big deal about the "Easter bunny" or anything like that. For us, the baskets are just a small gift to celebrate the miracle that is Easter and the end of our Lenten preparations. 


I, personally, just always keep our Easter baskets pretty spring and nature themed. I think that's just a beautiful way to tie them back to the religious new-birth that comes with the Easter holiday. So, my suggestions heavily lean toward spring and outdoor essentials and toys. 

And, there are so many great Montessori friendly options! I have included a bunch of options here for you, but personally, our baskets will include three, maybe four, from a list -- usually one from each category. So, don't think I'm saying a basket needs to include everything! 

Babies 

For babies, I like to keep it simple. Last year, Nora -- at about 10 months -- just got the wooden drum I listed. It was a huge hit. 

Books
Toys
Instruments
Nature
Toddlers 

Toddlers have a lot more options for the "spring" theme! Especially with books, there are just so many great choices! Remember to follow your child, some of these suggestions might be perfect for one child at 2-years-old but not for another until 4-years-old.

Books
Toys

Nature/Outside 

Instruments
Preschoolers 

By preschool, there are so many wonderful and real tools that children can be using outside and in! It's hard to narrow them down! But, it also means there are a lot of choices for whatever interests your child has. 

Books
Toys

Nature/Outside 
For the Basket

I think its also fun to be creative with how you put the Easter basket together! We typically stick with baskets, but this year I'm thinking about switching it up and making the container useful. Seriously, how fun would it be to have a Green Play Silk instead of Easter grass? Or to use a Small Wooden Tray instead of a basket! Other options could include a Rope Basket or a Metal Bucket!

What are you getting your children for Easter? Do you stick with the spring theme? Or is there something you would have included on this list?

If you liked this post, check out: The Ultimate Montessori Toy List: Birth to Age 5

This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

signature

5 comments:

  1. Great post, Nicole! I think by the time Easter arrives, we will all be very ready to embrace the spring theme here!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. The conception of a child is an energizing time for family and companions. Whether the child's sexual orientation is known early or not, the presentation of the minimal one calls for gifts.A one of a kind blessing wicker container for infant and mother is a blessing that will be valued by all - and it can be made effortlessly.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Having studied different education models, I am yet to find a better system than the Montessori method. The more I learn, the more I am amazed by the depth of insight that Maria Montessori has generated in the area of children's education.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...