As a homesteader, my go-to guide for everything is natural, DIY, useful, healthy, self-sufficient, and sustainable. I also value things that help me connect to my family through creation.
So when it comes to Easter, here’s my idea list for getting outside the typical theme of candy and plastic that fills so many of our celebrations in order to bring the homesteading mindset into my traditions with my daughter!
#1 Animals –
REAL baby chicks, bunnies, or ducks are an adorable and useful gift for spring or an easter basket and can be kept without needing a large homestead (goats and sheep and piggies are cute but do require more space!). Or how about a composting worm box?? Maybe not as cuddly but very useful and fun for kids!
#2 Plants –
How about a mason jar herb/lettuce garden in the Easter basket? Packets of seeds? Plant starts in egg shells? Egg shaped terraniums? or a raised bed garden plot with a big red bow? Trees and perennial bushes like blueberries are one of our favorite things to give to our daughter for her spring birthday and easter because she can watch them grow up alongside her.
#3 DIY Easter Basket Gifts & Natural Egg Dying: