Easter Egg Ideas for Toddlers

Our son is almost 18 months old and he is excited about Easter and Easter egg hunts this year! We’ve already been to a local one geared for young kids. While he had a good time I didn’t feel comfortable giving him the treats IN the eggs (think Now and Laters and Tootsie Rolls) so I started to think about things I could fill his eggs with that he can enjoy. So I wanted to share in case this post can be helpful to other moms and dads (and grandparents!) out there.

  • Finger puppets
    I found these cute little finger puppets at Walmart (like these) to put in to larger eggs.
  • Animal Crackers
  • Dried Yogurt dots
  • Dried fruit
    Our son has a deep love affair with dried cranberries and raisins
  • Cheerios
  • Goldfish
  • Matchbox cars

    Really the ideas are limitless! I even tried stuff a little soft plush toy into one of the bigger eggs!

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Pinterest Tomato Heart Fail


Ever have a moment of inspiration and excitement for it to totally crash and burn? I just did in preparation of our Valentine’s day dinner.

I saw these tomatoes cut in to hearts floating around Pinterest and thought it’d be a cute touch to add to our salads. Well, jokes on me these things turned out quite sad looking.

Matt gets to eat regular tomatoes in his salad tonight instead of festive ones.

{diy} 3-D Heart Art

     Can you believe Valentine’s day is less than a month away? Or that we are already TWO WEEKS in to the new year? I swear time just flies by at warp speed the older we get. Anyways, this craft was so simple and quick. I completed it in less than ten minutes.

    -two pieces of cardstock (one for the  background and one for the hearts)
       -hot glue gun/stick
       -scrap paper to make your heart template



Cut out heart template.

Fold ‘heart’ paper in half…use your template to show you where to cut.

Cut out all your hearts.

Glue your heart(s) out! Glue on the fold.

Place your hearts on your paper.

Viola! Ta da!