While sugary sweets and fatty foods are favorites, this year, mix things up a bit. Fill your child’s Easter basket with healthy treats and fun-filled goodies that he or she is sure to enjoy. You’re sure to love them too when you see the price tag!
Here’s a quick index of Easter basket ideas for kids so you can jump right to your child’s age group!
In addition to these Easter basket ideas for kids, get your little one excited about the holidays by exercising their DIY skills! Be sure to follow my Easter Gifts, Crafts & Treats Pinterest board for inspiration and they’ll be having fun and feeling festive in no time!
1. Pacifiers: If your little one is a fan of pacifiers, consider looking for one that is pastel colored or decorated with a spring theme (ex. butterfly) to put in his or her Easter basket.
2. Board Books: Nurture a love of reading in your child from an early age by putting a board book in his or her Easter basket this year. Bonus: these books are up to the challenge of withstanding the wear and tear of little hands!
3. Cute Stocks: Socks can be an adorable, useful, and inexpensive Easter basket filler. Trust me, you can find any kind of sock you can imagine for your little one from lacy dress socks to socks that look like shoes to socks that look like animals.
4. Bath Toys: If your chid is going a little stir crazy due to the winter weather bring some fun indoors with bath toys.
5. Rattles: A new rattle is sure to be appreciated by your child; however, after a couple of hours, you may be wishing the Easter bunny brought you some ear plugs!
6. Bibs: If your little one requires more wardrobe changes than a super model during Fashion Week, consider adding some stylish bibs to his or her Easter basket.
7. Teething Toys: Teething toys are a “must have” this spring if your child is teething. Trust me on this.
8. Sippy Cups: Your child will be proud to give up the bottle once he or she finds the really cool “big kid” sippy cup the Easter bunny left.
9. Burp Cloths: A set of spiffy burp cloths makes a nice addition to the Easter basket.
10. Spoon, Fork and Plate Sets: Got a picky eater on your hands? Does trying to get your child to eat remind you of Randy from “A Christmas Story”? If so, buy your child his or her own dinnerware to encourage a clean plate.
11. Bath Crayons: Add bath crayons to your little one’s Easter basket to encourage his or her artistic abilities while discouraging coloring on the walls of your house.
12. Comb and Brush Sets: A comb and brush set is an inexpensive Easter gift that encourages good grooming standards as well as helps develop independence.
13. Character Band-Aids: Cartoon character band-aids will definitely make any boo-boo feel all better.
14. Hair Barrettes and Bows: If there’s a little lady in your life, hair accessories can make a great Easter basket addition. After all, accessories can make or break an outfit right?
15. Stuffed Animals: This Easter, gift your child with a cuddly friend like a plush bunny, traditional teddy, or maybe something completely out of the box like a monkey.
16. Small Toys: Small toys like cars make entertaining and inexpensive Easter basket fillers.
17. Bubbles: Want a lot of bang for your buck? If so, bubbles are a great option. Before long, you’ll remember just how much fun bubbles can be.
18. Finger Puppets: In today’s high-tech world, the imagination has become almost obsolete. Encourage your child to indulge in some make believe fun with finger puppets.
19. Puzzles: Stave off cabin fever (and protect your sanity) by putting a puzzle or two in your little one’s Easter basket this year.
20. Coloring Books: Thinking about redecorating as part of your spring cleaning ritual? If so, add a coloring book to your child’s Easter basket and he or she will be happy to make some new pieces of art to hang on the walls.
21. Crayons or Markers: Crayons and markers go hand in hand with the coloring book mentioned above. However, remember this: washable. Trust me – you’ll regret buying any crayon or marker product without that word on it.