For God So Loved the World – Easter Basket Ideas

March 18, 2019

Someone in my group, Raising Children Unfundamentalist, had the fantastic idea of putting together a Easter Basket idea themed: For God So Loved The World, filled with goodies that are environmentally friendly, educational, and fun. So I’ve curated this list, for anyone who may be inspired to do this for your kids this Easter in lieu of plastic eggs filled with unethically sourced chocolates.

Get these Science is Real stickers from Dissent Pins:

What is Climate Change book for kids

There is also this list of diverse and inclusive books to support nature based learning if you want to pick up a few other books to include in the basket.

Get them seeds to plant in your garden. I recommend supporting Indigenous people. Randy and Edith Woodley’s farm sells seeds of the highest quality utilizing organic principles: ELOHEH Seeds.

Adopt a bat and get an adorable bat plushie for your basket with BCI.

We use both metal straws and bamboo toothbrushes in our own family, and they make great little items for the Easter basket!

Photo credit: https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/fashion-beauty/best-bamboo-toothbrushes-plastic-pollution-biodegradable-bistles-dental-care-eco-friendly-a8411536.html

Instead of using non bio degradable Easter grass this year, try Sarah’s Silks: beautiful and reusable. You can also use it to wrap up Easter eggs instead of plastic for a colorful alternative.

And because Easter is about bringing forth new life, what better time to learn about composting! And because kids love worms, get them a kit to start worm composting!

I hope this gets you inspired to create your Easter Baskets. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the hope of New Life than to take care of our planet that has sustained our civilization for this far, and who is currently in a great state of fragility. Just as the courageous kids who went on strike for climate action says, “There is no Planet B.”

Together, for the good of this earth and sustainable life and radical hope.

Happy Easter.

If you’re interested in learning more about justice FOR kids and justice WITH kids, please consider picking up my new book, Parenting Forward: How to Raise Children with Justice, Mercy & Kindness.