Wanted to share an easy-but-cute Easter bunny basket idea that I whipped up with the kids last night!
I saw these mini Easter bunny baskets at Tar-jay several weeks ago and snagged a few to use for teacher gifts. Eloise has 3 teachers in her preschool class and Mikey has his. All of them are amazing teachers who teach enthusiastically and have been such an encouragement to both kids.
Both Eloise and Mikey adore their teachers, and my mama eyes have seen so much love poured into my kids this year.<3
I know the whole “pressure” of gift-giving can be overwhelming to many parents. In the busy hours of daily life, gifts can end up feeling like another to-do on that endless list.
It’s important to me, though, to encourage gratitude in my children. I want them to see that gratitude can take many forms, that gifts should come from the heart first and foremost, that the generosity and kindness they are shown by others should be acknowledged.
I have done all types of gifts with the kids – from having them sign their name on a gift card, to a simple project like this Easter basket, to more complicated Pinterest-y ones. It really doesn’t matter what the gift is. (I usually add a small gift card to whatever we do because you can never go wrong giving teachers a gift card! haha) What matters to me is that the kids are involved, that they are not just handing a gift that I chose and packaged for them, but that they can honestly tell their teacher “I made this for you.”
Baking is kind of my love language, you guys, and the kids are always excited to join me in the kitchen, so I pulled out a favorite cake/dessert/ bread/yum (can you tell I’m not a food blogger?! haha) recipe, and we all made it together after the babies fell asleep.
What I used (affiliate links – see disclosure):
- Bunny basket
- Paper grass
- Printable tags from Thirty Handmade Days (She has non-teacher ones also.)
- Gift (cake)
Ta da! Easy peasy, sweet and simple. I added DD gift cards to go along with the cake and we were done!
Look at the cuteness!
The most time-consuming part was baking the cake, but you could easily substitute it with a store-bought treat and keep things even easier. These would be a lovely Easter gift for a teacher, friend, neighbor, coworker, family member – pretty much anyone.
Because bringing joy and showing gratitude to someone we love is always a good choice… yes? <3
Happy Friday, darlings!