Easter is around the corner, so we thought we'd put together a little guide on how we've created a simple, fun and affordable Easter Box for our toddler son, Brooks!
In our household, we like to celebrate holidays by decorating the house, creating themed sensory bins and also gifting Brooks a holiday-themed box. You may remember our blog post late last year on how to make a Christmas Eve Toddler Box, and that was a hit with him!
What is an Easter Box?
An Easter Box is essentially a box or basket that you gift your child at the beginning of the four day Easter break (Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). It includes all types of goodies, chocolates and other items they need/want, and we go into this further in the post. It can also double up as an Easter egg hunt carrier on Easter Sunday morning!
Do I have to spend a lot to make an Easter Box?
We've seen some Easter Boxes that are seriously elaborate, and that's fantastic if you have the time/energy/resources/finances to do that for your children. We usually fit into the middle, we love to celebrate holidays but we strive to keep it simple and practical. You're the parent after all, so you decide on what suits your family!
Where can I purchase a personalised Easter Box?
For the box itself, you have the option to purchase a personalised Easter-themed box with your child/s name on it, and there are plenty of options out there. Last year, we bought Brooks a personalised bucket from Lullaby Gifts that I've linked below. A few good ones to check out below: Lullaby Gifts, Sweetheart Creative, and Bright Star Kids.
Where can I purchase a plain, simple Easter Box/Basket?
An Easter basket or box certainly doesn't need to be fancy or personalised! You don't need to spend a lot of money to create a memorable Easter for your children. All it takes is some creativity and smart shopping!
Here are some cheaper Easter Basket/Box options: Kmart, Big W, Target and Myer.
What do I put in my Easter Box?
The fun part! Our son Brooks is 20 months old and is yet to discover chocolate (haha, I wonder how long this will last?), so we've filled his Easter Box with age-appropriate and food-free items for him to enjoy. You get to personalise the Easter Box with what best suits your child, so use your imagination!
We have posted a moodboard below if you're a visual person, otherwise a simple box might include:
- Easter-themed or Bunny Books
- Pyjamas (for the upcoming Australian winter)
- Slippers or Ugg Boots
- Craft Packs or an Easter-themed Sensory Bin
- Soft Toys (Bunny Rabbit, Chicken or Bilby)
- A new Lunch Box or Bento Box
- An Easter-themed plate/bowl/cutlery set (also handy for leaving out on Easter-eve for the Easter Bunny's carrots).
Long Sleeve Pyjamas | SHOP HERE
Personalised Ugg Boots | SHOP HERE
Bunny Hooded Dressing Gown | SHOP HERE
Ease-Grip Egg Chalk 6 Pack | SHOP HERE
That's Not My Bunny Book | SHOP HERE
Bunny Snack Box | SHOP HERE
Bunny Teething Ring | SHOP HERE
Tomy Toomies Hide & Squeak Eggs | SHOP HERE
Jellycat Medium Bashful Bunny | SHOP HERE
We hope you enjoyed our blog post on how to create an Easter Box for Toddlers! ♡ Any questions or comments? We'd love to hear from you! Tag us at @thejohannessenfamily so we can re-share your creations or contact us!