Easter is coming and you may have started planning special activities for your kids. You probably have some traditions you do every year as a family, but have you ever considered having a conscious and eco-friendly Easter?
Going green doesn't mean less fun. There are plenty of ideas to have a sustainable Easter egg hunt and enjoy this springtime festivity.
At My Little Cozmo, we gathered a few of our favorites to help inspire you.
We hope you all have a happy and conscious Easter with your loved ones!
From Barcelona with love....
Moms at My Little Cozmo
1) Choose eco-friendly Easter eggs
When possible, avoid Easter plastic eggs. If you already have them, please reuse them every year. Instead, opt for ceramic, wool felted, or wooden eggs.
If you buy real eggs, remember to support farmers who treat their animals properly. Check the carton for the 'pasture raised' or 'free range' label.
2) Find an eco-friendly Easter egg dye
Decorating Easter eggs is a century-old tradition and probably kids' most beloved activity. However, many store-bought dyes include chemicals that can pollute freshwater ecosystems.
Look for nontoxic and eco-friendly Easter egg dyes or, even better, try natural dyes from fruits, vegetables, and spices. You can easily find online many how-to guides to make your own natural Easter egg dyes. Plus, your kids will love to color the eggs the old-fashioned way.
3) Craft an eco Easter basket
Pinterest is full of eco Easter basket ideas. To make it easier on you, we gathered some of our favorites ideas on our 'Eco-friendly Easter' board. You can use felt, jute cloth, or wicker baskets.
If you prefer to buy it, purchase an Easter bucket that is durable, easy to customize, and somewhat classical, so your kid won't get bored of it and it can be used year after year.
Please, avoid filling your Easter egg baskets with shreds of plastic grass. Instead, you can use dried leaves or shredded recycled paper or cardboard.
A good idea is to fill your eco Easter basket with a plant or seeds that kids can replant in their garden or backyard.
4) Buy eco-friendly chocolate Easter eggs
Is it really Easter if you don't eat chocolate eggs or bunny-shaped treats? ;) There's no need to ditch the candy altogether if you don't want to.
Just consider buying eco-friendly chocolate Easter eggs. You can do this by opting for chocolate that is locally produced, has the 'fair-trade' label, or is made from organic cocoa.
5) Celebrate an eco Easter egg hunt
Kids love Easter egg hunts and spring weather is perfect for outdoor activities.
If you are going to organize or attend an Easter egg hunt, please be mindful and make sure all the eggs get collected.
This should be a must if you are using plastic eggs because the plastic litter can harm wildlife and leach toxins into the environment. You can number the eggs so you can count them at the end. Also, make sure you clean up and get all the garbage before you leave the place.
Maybe you are considering an indoor Easter hunt for purpose of social distancing or in case it's cold and rainy. If so, there are also plenty of fun ideas you can do inside. Just try to get creative and minimize the waste for a sustainable Easter egg hunt.
6) Opt for sustainable kids clothes
We love Easter family pictures with everyone dressed up in spring colors. So, if you are looking for kids Easter outfits, please consider choosing sustainable clothes brands.
Our new spring and summer collection is full of options for conscious and cute Easter outfits.
Spring is a blooming season and this makes floral prints and pastel colors a must-have this time of the year.
This organic baby dress is one of our favorites. It features a delicate floral print and darling details that will upgrade your baby girl Easter outfit. Plus, it is made in 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton.
Photo credits: @kidz.management (modelagency) @barbarasalem (photographer) and @sevengeferts (styling).
You can pair it with its matching bloomers and bonnet for extra cuteness.
Also, a coordinating organic floral dress is available for older kids, in case you are looking for matching sibling Easter outfits.
You will find this same floral pattern, in peach and royal blue colors, in this organic baby romper. Stylish but comfy, your mini will look just aww-dorable in all those ruffles.
Our seersucker dresses, rompers, shirts, and shorts are other lovely options that will look great in any spring celebration.
This seersucker baby dress will make your little one look adorable in her first Easter outfit. You can complete the look with its coordinating bloomers and headband.
Also, this seersucker dress is a great choice, if you are looking for toddler girl Easter outfits.
Older siblings? You will find a matching dress in bigger sizes (up to 10 years old!).
If you prefer one-pieces, this seersucker romper is perfect for a sweet baby Easter outfit. Super fun and flirty, your mini will look so darling. Wear it with its matching headband and she will be irresistible.
What about baby and toddler boy Easter outfits? Our seersucker shirt and shorts will make your kids look effortlessly elegant and cute.
You can dress your children in the same pattern but changing the colors (all these pieces are available in yellow, pink, and royal blue). This way they will not be wearing the same exact thing, but their boys Easter outfits will look cohesive.
7) Plant flowers together
Welcome springtime and spend those first days of spring outside enjoying the warmer weather.
Planting flowers together can be a great family activity if you are looking for eco-friendly Easter ideas. Plus, you will beautify your garden.
8) Make a donation or volunteer your time
Easter is a great time to think of those in need. Make this spring holiday more meaningful by giving back to the community or your favorite charity.
Also, you can donate Easter baskets to give out to families in need. Contact your local shelters to see if they accept them and find out what their biggest needs are.
At the same time, you could get in touch with your local animal shelter or rabbit rescue and see if they need any help spreading messages on social media and in the community. Unfortunately, many bunnies are given as a gift on Easter, but they often get abandoned shortly after.
You can also volunteer your time as a family to help take care of the rabbits, or even foster or adopt one. If so, please make sure you are up for it before you bring a bunny home, because rabbits are not always easy-care pets.
Have a happy, conscious and eco-friendly Easter!