Skip to main content

Easter Basket Ideas 2020

With the social distancing, quarantine, and closures happening right now our life is pretty disrupted. At this point we are no longer able to attend religious services and our plans for Easter are very much up in the air. With all these changes, I do want to keep our celebration of Easter at home with the children as familiar to them as possible. So, I've been gathering some things for their Easter baskets and thought I would share. 

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.

This year I tried to go with mostly indoor activities since we are stuck inside or in our yard for the foreseeable future. I will likely add some outdoor chalk and bubbles plus a couple small treats to each basket - depending on if and what I can find in our local stores. Here's a look at each child's basket. 

This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.

Henry - 9-years-old

Binoculars - Our old binoculars were lost last summer in a hiking trip and Henry has been talking about getting new ones since. Yellow, because it's his forever favorite.

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.

Comic Book Paper - Henry is super into drawing comics right now and I thought this looks like a fun way to expand that interest a bit further.
Erasable Color Pencils - With his comic drawing he needs something a bit more precise but also erasable. These looked like the perfect option to go with the paper!

Nora - 5-years-old 

Mini Rainbow - This felt like a fun option for my rainbow baby! She loves the mini-wave set we have so this will expand that play.

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.

Erasable Markers - These just looked cool!
Nature's Day Out and About - I actually found this in the Target dollar spot, and it just has a bunch of fun activities to try out in nature.

Augustus - 3-years-old 

Truck Sticker Book - Gus loves trucks and "workers" so these will be a big hit.

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.
Stencils - Gus is starting to become more intentional with his drawing and I think he will really like these.
Do-a-Dot Markers - We used to have a set but they ran out of ink so I know he will love a return to using these.

Theodore - 7-months-old

Tales from Nature: Rabbit - Just a cute book I found in the dollar spot!

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.

Animal Babies - Again, just a cute dollar spot book
Rubber Teether - You can't have enough teethers for a baby that is still toothless!


And, that's it! I hope you find some inspiration here. If you need more ideas for Easter Baskets, check out my post Easter Baskets for Montessori Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Updated 2018 or  Our Easter Baskets 2018

Here are some Montessori ideas and activities for Easter baskets. This post contains ideas for babies, toddlers, and bigger kids.

---

Comments

Ashley H. said…
I grabbed the Natures Day Out & About book for my 5 year old too for a Easter from the Dollar Spot! It was the last one, shoved way in the back of one of the bins! I was super excited about my “find”! �� I can’t wait for warmer/nicer days and to try out some of the fun activities!!

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2019

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure!

2019 UPDATE: This post has been updated to include a variety of brands and new product finds! Just a reminder that no one child will be interested in all of this or needs all of this. These toys are just here to spark ideas and give you a feeling for some Montessori-friendly options available! 


So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. 


First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created to…

Working from Home with Kids - A Montessori Schedule

One part of my life that I haven't talked a ton about here on The Kavanaugh Report is how I'm a work-from-home parent. Eight years ago I started to work at home while parenting full time. For the first several years, I worked as a legal writer while maintaining this space on the side. When Gus was born, I moved into working on sharing our Montessori life full time. It has blossomed into a full time career sharing content here, teaching courses, and now the podcast! Through it all, my kids have been home with me. 
This all seems more relevant to so many of us now that Covid-19 has closed schools and forced parents to stay at home and work while caring for children. I'm not going to lie - it's tough. It's hard to balance work and kids, especially when children are used to a completely different routine. But, it's not impossible! And, it can even be enjoyable. 

As I talk about in my podcast Shelf Help, we block our days into 3 hours groups. It helps me remain fle…

Sensitive Periods from Birth to 6 - A Chart and Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori spent her life observing, studying, and writing about children. During her lifetime of work she discovered that young children move through a series of special times when they are particularly attracted to specific developmental needs and interests. She called these times, sensitive periods. During the sensitive period, children learn skills related to the sensitive period with ease. They don't tire of that work, but seek it, crave it and need it. When the sensitive period passes, this intense desire is gone, never to return. 

That doesn't mean the skill is lost forever once the sensitive period is over. Instead, it just means that it will take a more conscious effort to learn. As Dr. Montessori explains, 
This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.
"A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods. These are like a beam that lights interiorly a battery that furnishes energy. It is this sensibility which enables a…