Easter Baskets and Giveaway from A Toy Garden


It’s time to think about building Easter baskets. We’ll sow some wheat grass seeds in our Easter baskets on March 14 or so and let the grasses grow up until Easter Sunday. They make a lovely soft bed for pretty eggs.

Easter Altar

In addition to fruits and flowers, the Easter Bunny always brings a few presents for our boys and I’m looking for the perfect items for this year. I bought two handmade gnomes from Eve’s Little Earthlings on Etsy and they’re awesome. A small bit of chocolate is always in order, but not too much because there’s always plenty of Easter candy at family celebrations.

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I think we need some new modeling beeswax, since ours melted all together while sitting in a sunny window. And a book for each boy, of course. And shiny metallic crayons.

Here is a little gallery of wonderful items for Easter baskets from one of my favorite toy companies of all time: A Toy Garden. They have so many lovely, open-ended playthings for kids up to about age 12 or 13.

Row 1: Blue Butterfly Wings / Felt Sheep / Wood Bird Mobile

Row 2: Sunprint Kit / The Starry Bird / Flowers and Butterflies Cookie Cutters

Row 3: Eggs for the Hunting / Face Paint Giotto / Sweet Dreams Silk and Flannel Blanket – Rainbow

Row 4:  Colored Twig Pencil Set / Three Wood Rabbits / Rainbow 9” Taper Candles – Set of 2

Row 5: Wooden Eggs / Spring Rabbit Set / The Story of the Butterfly Children

Row 6:  Rainbow Angels Kit / Rainbow Crayons / Toddler’s Serving Set Peter Rabbit

Row 7: Three Spring Bunnies Needle Felting Kit / Ladybugs in a Pot / Blue Fairy Doll

Row 8: Reversible Bonnet / Wood Chicks with Butterfly Puzzle / Felt Rabbit

And now, for the first time, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY to help you build an Easter basket for your child! A Toy Garden has graciously donated three prizes to three lucky Love in the Suburbs readers. We are giving away a Small Sunprint Kit, a wooden Spring Rabbits Set, and a Rainbow Angels Kit, all of which are pictured above.

To enter please answer this question below in your comments: What is your favorite Easter tradition? Then like both the Love in the Suburbs Facebook page and the AToyGarden.com Facebook page. Please tell your friends about this giveaway! A winner will be chosen at midnight on Wednesday, 3/13/2013. Good luck!

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24 Responses to “Easter Baskets and Giveaway from A Toy Garden”

  • Andi Brunson-Williams
    March 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Our favorite tradition is making our own natural dyes and dyes our multi-colored chicken eggs. It is a tremendous art project and you never know how they are going to look in the end. Each year we try the ones we remember loving (like turmeric for yellow) and we try something new!


  • katrina
    March 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love the idea to plant the grass seeds and will have to try that this year.


  • Corinne Ryan
    March 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    This may sound silly but I always looked forward to dressing up for Easter Sunday. As a girl I had white gloves, patent leather shoes and a big brimmed lacy hat. Sometimes I dress up my boys in a suit, but it’s not quite the same. Maybe I should get myself some white gloves this year 🙂


  • Kelly
    March 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Hello, our favourite tradition is an Easter egg hunt ~ it is always so exciting and lovely to watch the kids searching 🙂


  • heathermama
    March 4, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    i have a few, i love that we use the same baskets year after year… some people don’t and that is so strange to me. and a good old fashioned egg hunt. i did them growing up and my folks even did them for my bro and i even after we were well beyond easter egg hunting age, it was always so much fun. so dh and i cont the tradition. dh usually gets up early and hides the eggs inside and outside, a few dozen of them. then the kiddies are set loose. one year our dog got a hold of them and must have ate 6 or 7 eggs that were hidden in the yard. lol


  • Kate
    March 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks so much for the giveaway, Sara!

    I love hiding eggs in funny places. This year I’m looking forward to hiding them in the sconces I got from my grandmother’s house, where she alway used to hide eggs for me.


  • Marisa
    March 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Our favourite tradition will be dyeing and decorating real eggs! My 2 year old LOVES eggs so I know she is going to be so excited this easter!


  • Jennet
    March 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Our morning Easter egg hunt, followed by opening up the Easter baskets! The kids have fun seeing who can find the most eggs and the eggs that were hidden in the weirdest places!


  • Lyndsey
    March 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I love to hunt for eggs with my daughter and am so excited that my son will be old enough to join us this year. She also gets something to plant in her basket and helping her grow something of her very own is by far one of my favorite traditions.


  • Molly
    March 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Our favorite tradition is dyeing our chicken eggs am then the hunt the next day. Our daughter loves this! So fun to watch. I like the growing your own grass idea we might have to try it!


  • Jessica R
    March 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Going to church as a family.


  • Jen D
    March 7, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    We always have an Easter egg hunt with our family and exchange small baskets with our cousins. Lots of fun!


  • Amanda @Rusticremnants
    March 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    My favorite Easter tradition was always getting all dressed up and going to church with my grandparents. I loved spending that time with them and now I get to see my girls doing the same thing with them and it is even more special.


  • Lindsey D.
    March 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    We plant seeds (jelly beans) and the kids wake up to giant lollipops that grew over night


  • Christel Bassett
    March 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Our favorite Easter tradition is to make an Easter garden. We just planted our grass seed and it will start growing. By Easter time we will have a lovely little garden sitting on our nature table.


  • Lucinda
    March 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Decorating Eggs!


  • Sheila
    March 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Easter egg hunts!!


  • Letters Numbers and Books
    March 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

    our favorite easter tradition is going to mass and getting together for easter brunch and egg hunt.


  • tree
    March 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

    We love decorating eggs. i used to love to do the natural dyes, but my kids love the bright colored rainbow eggs…with sticker and glitter. 🙂 i would love to try doing the leaf prints with the natural dyes one day, they are so pretty. i LOVE a toy garden. So many wonderful things. 🙂


  • lynn
    March 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Dying Easter eggs with my boys is my favorite tradition by far.


  • Amanda Viles
    March 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    We have an egg hunt each year. This year we are going to plant “magic” jelly beans before we go to bed and hope something special will grow by morning;)


  • tabitha renfro
    March 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    our favorite tradition is visiting the baby goats at the farm, and dyeing and decorating the eggs we pick at up at the same wonderful farm.


  • Crystal A.
    March 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    decorating Easter eggs


  • Janise
    March 12, 2013 at 9:06 am

    My favorite Easter tradition is decorating hand blown eggs for the Easter egg tree. My best friend’s mom has eggs on her tree that their family have made over the past 30 years. It is so fun to look at them all and see the changing generations; my best friend’s older brother made a Darth Vader egg when he was young, and much later her nephew made a Darth Maul egg. Some of the eggs we have made are so beautiful, and some of them are silly. It’s a great tradition of gathering friends and family and sharing creativity and joy.


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