March Morning Basket
Check out what we have in this month’s morning basket!
Mornings are early around here and start around 6am with the kids in full force. Our children are in school only part-time, so that I can get two extra days soaking them up. I have some friends who fully homeschool who recommended we utilize a morning basket to help keep the kids entertained with a them, and I loved the idea of it. Ya girl loves a theme!
In general, each month will be heavily nature and garden themed (of course). For March, we’re leaning in St. Patricks Day (I have an obsession with Irish culture), spring, ponds, and frogs. My son has a thing for frogs, so we went in that direction. Alonside the morning basket, I have some outings planned for us that tie in what we’re learning and playing together.
Why a Morning Basket?
Overall, having a special basket with special items each month is something that just adds a little extra flare to our routine. It truly sets the morning up well. No more “cartoons?” questions (we never watch in the weekday mornings, but they love to ask) and I can get them excited about new things easily.
I have also found that I can add in and repurpose old items they’ve forgotten about, and can inspire them to take an interest in things I like (like gardening) via kid-based goodies that are novel.
Lastly, each month’s them for me connects to the sesaon that we’re in and nature so that the kids have an easier time grounding in that and having context for the world around us.
This Month’s Contents
Every month will include picture books and the seasonal poem book below, but I like to add little open-ended play items too.
March Morning Basket Items
Over and Under The Pond – I LOVE this author and these books. This is such a cute way to look at the happenings of a pond, creating a little scavenger hunt for us when we visit a pond.
My first st. Patrick’s Abc book – I just wanted to talk St. Patty’s with the kids, and this is the perfect simple book
Sing a song of seasons – I adore these poems. Each morning I’m starting the day with a little poem, and it’s a bonus that the books starts with Spring.
Newspaper pot maker – my kids are a little young for this, but they love to be helpers, so it’s perfect for inspiring them to garden.
Kids sun hat – we already had this hat, but now my daughter is extra excited to wear it.
Sling shot – this came with a huge disclosure from me, but allows my son to have some outdoor fun and practice hand-eye.
Mouse necklace – this was too cute to pass up as a litle treasure that is just for fun.
I hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you have any recommendations for April, let me know! The more I can add some magic into our lives and some peace into the mornings, the better.