Before long the Easter bunny will be busy filling those baskets. Here are 101 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids to help.
It’s hard to believe but Easter is just around the corner. Go ahead, check your calendar. Yep, that’s right, April 5th.
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!
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 0 Through 3
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 4 Through 11
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 12 Through Teens
Easter Basket Ideas for Kids Ages 0 Through 3
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.
I think you need to check your date – Easter is March 27 not April 5.
Julie P says
This has made me feel so much better about Easter. It will be here in a couple of days and we weren’t sure what we could get for our little man. I am a stay at home Mom and we live on one income and struggle, but it’s worth it to be home with our him. Your list gave me tons of great ideas just perfect for him. I just want to say Thank you so much!!!!
GROWING UP, OUR EASTER GIFTS WERE NEW DRESS UP/’SUNDAY GO TO MEETING CLOTHES AND SHOES, AND ONCE CUTE HATS AND HAD OUR PICTURES TAKEN. WE WERE NEVER GIVEN SWEETS, EXCEPT FOR OUR BIRTHDAYS WHEN WE WERE ALLOWED TO CHOOSE OUR DESSERT THAT WAS MADE FOR DINNER THAT NIGHT. OUR PARENTS WERE SERIOUS AS TO TAKING CARE OF OUR HEALTH AND TEETH. SO WE NEVER EXPECTED THOSE THINGS. WHEN WE WERE OLDER, LIKE IN JR. HIGH SCHOOL, WE RECEIVED A NEW BIBLE, ONCE, BUT ALWAYS, WE WERE SO PROUD OF THOSE NEW DRESS OUTFITS.
Hi Virginia, That’s a wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Kelli