Culture Swap: Easter Mini Swap
Here’s a picture of the items we sent to Australia as part of the Worldwide Culture Swap Easter Mini Swap! We tried to choose some things native to USA. We had wanted to include a small flag or stickers but were out of luck at our local stores. (They had not stocked up on items for Memorial Day,yet!)
We were able to find a United States coloring book, Easter coloring book, and included some of our favorite candies! We included foam feet and foam butterflies to allow the family to create their own games or crafts. The puzzle erasers are a great Easter Basket item for loads or creating building time. We bought some for ourselves a few years ago and they are quite fun.
For my children’s Easter baskets we try to add candy and some useful items like small toys, games, etc. This year will be a little different with one bigger shared item for my three children. (Not saying since Easter isn’t here, yet!)
We have corresponded via email with the family and found that our traditions are somewhat similar. Knowing we celebrated similarly allowed me to not add things they already had. I printed and laminated 12 days of Resurrection Story cards and an Easter Rock Prayer. I did not send a letter with the package, but we will continue to write emails. Their family will need to gather and paint 8 rocks to go with the prayer card otherwise known as the “jelly bean prayer”. Rooks make it so you can read the prayer and the children can interact with it in a more tangible way and not be eating a TON of jelly beans!
I had read to be cautious and mindful of shipping charges! Boy were they right. Our box was less than 4 lbs. to ship and cost over $30 in postage. I did not research UPS or FEDEX but we will be doing so for our next swap!
We cannot wait to see what our Australian Family is sending to us! We will post once we receive their package.