We've never done the "traditional" for Easter baskets. We skip the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans (don't worry, we got tons of candy from the Easter Egg hunts with our friends and family). One year each kid got a new DVD, one year a new baby doll...
This year the girls hunted for eggs with clues inside that led them to the coat closet where their baskets were hidden (thanks, Tracy, for the fun idea)!
Each box contains things the girls can work with independently: scissors, crayons, foam stamps, a glue stick, pom poms, google eyes, etc. The theory is that they'll be able to clean up independently also (we'll see how that goes!)! The boxes are small enough that they can easily be transported to the doctor's office, a restaurant with a long wait, gymnastics, an extended car ride, etc. For the curious, Katie got a new set of markers designed for little ones and her very own Magna Doodle (which she's dragged along behind her all afternoon).
What about you? What did your kids get in their baskets this year? Any creative ideas for us next year?