There's a lot of hubbub surrounding holidays, often in the form of disposable treats and toys. But we're here to tell you that doesn't have to be the case!
Here are our best tips for creating an Easter that's sustainable and eco-friendly.
Buy a Reusable Basket
Use an already existing basket in your home to fill with Easter treats or use during a hunt. Or purchase one that can be used year-round, whether as a lunch box or for toy storage like this Swing Bolga Basket.
Fill With Treats That Aren't Easter-Specific
There's no need to stock up on Easter-themed toys from your local big box store. Instead, fill baskets with gifts your child will use year-round, whether it's a new set of crayons or a set of play food for their toy kitchen.
Avoid Plastic Eggs During a Hunt
Rather than fill plastic eggs that won't break down in a landfill, make your own eggs using our natural dying tutorial or buy a set or two of play eggs that can be used again and again as well as for make-believe throughout the year.
Plant Something for Spring
Informed parents raise informed kids, so let little ones know how important it is to nurture the natural world and start a new planting tradition. Depending on where you live in the world, this might be seedlings in a cup that you can watch grow on the windowsill or perhaps Easter marks the first day of turning over a garden bed outside. Whatever it is you decide to do, mark it as a tradition to look forward to each year!
Be More Clever About Candy
The stores are stocked with plastic toys filled with candies and bags of individually wrapped treats, but in order to cut down on waste during Easter, buying chocolates in bulk and filling reusable cotton bags are better for the environment. Plus, kids will be kept guessing at what's inside.