Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WFMW: Kid's Basket

My sweet niece is coming for a visit next month. She is almost two years old. We are just tickled to death to see her.

It's been a long time since I've had a two year old, although it still feels like yesterday. One thing I remember is that they love to explore.

So we've started a little treat for my niece when she arrives. I am totally spoiling it for her mom and grandparents. Heads up, family. When you read this, shhh.... don't tell. It will be a while before my niece reads my blog because, well, she can't read. She's two.

I have a basket on hand and we are filling it with goodies just for her. (To her grandparents: Don't worry. I am aware that you will be traveling back home via airplane.)

So far, I have only a few items for the basket-

A new book
A coloring book
Something soft to cuddle

I plan to add other things like small bath toys, crayons, etc. When she arrives I'll tell her that the basket is just for her. She can dig through it and string it all over the house until her little heart is content! Did I mention that I am the cool aunt?

You could do something like this for kids of any age. It is easy and a lot of fun. (For you and the kid!)

A few ideas for older kids:

Information about your town, maybe include something about the zoo if you plan to go to the zoo
Books, activity books are great
Kid's toothbrush
Fun soaps
Bubbles
Sidewalk chalk
Jump rope
Purchase or recycle a pillowcase. Let them use paint pens to decorate.

Be sure to visit Kristen for more tips. She is our new fabulous hostess of Works For Me!

6 comments:

~~tonya~~ said...

Great idea! I'm sure she will love it.

Tari said...

love it!

Hadley Coble said...

what fun for her...great planning. I'm sure it will save some of your stuff too!

Raise Them Up said...

It sounds like you are going to have a great time!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

neat idea! You must be a great hostess!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

If I came to visit you, what would you put in the basket for me??