Easter is coming! Are you ready? Time to start growing that Easter grass for your baskets, if you haven't already. It's a great eco-friendly alternative to that awful plastic traditional "grass." Plus, it's fun to watch it grow, and it only takes two weeks for a nice full basket!
Here's how we did ours:
If I had had some foresight, I would have popped in a few flower seeds or crocus bulbs, too. Maybe next year...
If growing your own grass isn't an option for whatever reason, here are still some great alternatives for filling your baskets:
-green cotton or wool yarn
-green or natural wool roving or fairy wool
-shredded green or multi-colored paper (run some construction paper through a shredder!)
Does the Easter Bunny hide eggs at your house? He does at ours, but they're not filled with candy (who needs a sugar rush/crash at 7am?). This year he'll be hiding eggs filled with polished crystals and stones. And they won't be plastic eggs either. This year they'll be in real eggs, which have been blown out, dyed, had a hole trimmed in them, filled with treats and sealed back up with tissue paper. This is a bit of an experiment on my part, so I'll let you know how it goes. If it goes well, I'll post a how-to.
We have added some bunny stories to the kids' bookshelf in addition to the other spring books. Marshmallow, The Easter Egg, and The Golden Egg are some of our favorites, and are not all specifically Easter books. I heard a rumor that the Easter bunny will also be dropping off Reg Down's new Tiptoes book, The Starry Bird, which is an Easter story.
Have a warm, renewing, and fun Easter!