Quick and Easy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids in 2021
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It is the morning of Good Friday. You wake up to the sun rising and the birds chirping. The home is still quiet as the rest of the family is still in bed. You make your favorite cup of coffee and think about how you have planned the perfect Easter.
You have spent the last few weeks making sure the house was cleaned, everyone had the perfect Easter outfit, and you have enough candy. You have planned the Easter meal and you have the supplies to dye eggs.
You have done it all, or so you thought. As you take a sip of your coffee you suddenly remember you forgot Easter baskets! Why do we even have Easter baskets or a story about a bunny? In this moment it doesn’t matter. Your kids are expecting to wake up Easter morning to a basket of goodies left by the Easter Bunny.
Don’t let this be you momma. This can easily ruin your perfectly planned Easter. So how do you prevent this? Whether you are on top of things or a last-minute momma like myself sometimes, take a few minutes, get on Amazon and go shopping. You can get everything you need in 2 days!
I know you have limited time, all of us moms do, so I have provided you a list of 10 ideas to put into your kids Easter baskets. 10 ideas for babies, 10 ideas for toddlers, and 10 ideas for school-age kiddos. Get them all and be done with the Easter baskets so you can get back to hiding those eggs.
What Are the Top 5 Most Popular Easter Basket Items?
Regardless of how you celebrate or how old your kiddos are, there are 5 top items you are likely to find in any Easter basket.
- Candy has always been a big part of Easter, especially Jelly Beans and chocolate bunnies. When making your kiddos’ Easter baskets think about how you can incorporate their favorite candy in a fun way.
- Stuffed Animal
- It feels as if it is a rule that you must have a small stuffed animal sitting next to the Easter baskets. This is always a nice addition and something your kids will be able to enjoy much longer than candy.
- Sitting right on top and slightly to the side is always the perfect place for a small book or movie. Easter-themed or not, your kids will enjoy spending some of their Easter with a new book or settling down with that movie they have been wanting.
- Now that you have a book to the left, it only makes sense to balance it out with a game. You can find many different small games your kids can play with. They might not last too long, but they will enjoy it for today.
- A nice and final touch to your kid’s Easter basket is a small craft. This can be a small pack of Easter coloring pages or maybe a kit for dying eggs.
What Can You Put in Easter Baskets Besides Candy?
We all know candy is a large part of Easter, but we don’t love the sugar crash that follows. So, instead of filling your kiddos’ baskets with candy, you can try some of these small things. They work for baskets and even egg fillers.
- Small notes
- Beads for making bracelets or necklaces
- Bible Verses
- Action Figures
- Clues to a scavenger hunt/treasure
- Puzzle pieces
Easter Basket Ideas for Babies
Using the ideas from above, here at 10 gifts you can include in your baby’s first Easter basket.
Guess How Much I Love You Soft Book for Babies
Add this soft book to your baby’s Easter basket to encourage reading and sensory play. This book has crinkly sounds, kissing sounds, a c-clip for attaching to a stroller or car seat, and a teether.
Bunny Baby Romper/Bodysuit
How cute is this zip-up bodysuit! Perfect for chilly easter morning egg hunts and photo shoots. There is no other time where you can get away with dressing your baby in a bodysuit with floppy ears.
Hide & Squeak Eggs
It is no surprise that this toy is incredibly popular. I am not joking when I say my son LOVED these. We got these for his first easter and he played with them for years. We eventually had to retire them once he was old enough to begin losing the top half of the eggs in mysterious places.
Baby’s First Easter Stuffed Animals
These are the perfect size for baby’s first Easter stuffed animals/toys. They are fabric and nontoxic. You can use the easter basket for a toy all year round.
Personalized Easter Book
How special for your little one to have a book all about them. Read them a story about their first Easter and hold onto it for years to come.
Your baby is likely to already have tons of teethers. Baby’s love them. and need them. They constantly get dropped and/or lost. So, add a new teether for your baby in their Easter basket, and what is better than a carrot one!
Easter Baby Blanket
We all love baby blankets. Like teethers, your baby has had many but also needs many. They get dirty, lost and your baby will eventually get too big for them (silent cry). So, gift your baby with a new one for Easter.
Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers
The possibilities are endless for toddlers. You know them best and you will get their favorites. Here is a list of 10 Easter-related ideas that exclude candy.
Egg Toss Game
No one wants to throw a real egg back and forth. That just sounds, gross, messy, and unsanitary. Add this to your toddler’s Easter basket so they can enjoy egg toss mess-free. It also has cute sounds and talks to you. Click the button below to watch the video.
Easter Egg Game
This Easter eggs game is great for sensory learning and practicing fine motor skills. Let your toddler match up the shapes and have fun learning. The eggs make it great for easter, but this is a toy they will play with for years.
Carrot Harvest Game
How cute is this Easter game! It is small enough to put in a basket or have the Easter Bunny assemble and place beside your toddler’s basket. It is nontoxic and helps your toddler learn as they match up the different size carrots and holes.
A New Cup or Favorite Snack
Something super simple, easy, and a guarantee for your toddler to love is a new cup or their favorite snack. This is a Lollacup and is by far the best for preventing spills. You can also put their favorite snack in a snack catcher for on the go. Both of these have many different colors to choose from.
An Easter book is a great addition to any Easter basket. This one is Peek-a-Flap Hop. It has thick pages, sturdy flaps and surprises which makes it perfect for your toddlers.
Easter Coloring Book
A coloring book is always a great Easter gift. This coloring book has large pictures making it easy for toddlers to color. There are 50 pages, single-sided, and good for markers or crayons.
Every toddler loves puzzles and it is great for learning. They get a chance to practice their fine motor skills, concentration, and problem-solving. This one is Wooden Animal Jigsaw Puzzle and is perfect for the toddler age.
Personalized Stuffed Bunny
I can already see this bunny propped up beside your toddler’s Easter basket. How excited would they be to see that the Easter Bunny even added their name! Stuffed animals are always a great gift for easter as it is something they can have for years.
Easter Basket Ideas for School Age Kids
Excluding candy, here are 10 gifts you can include in your kid’s Easter basket.
Now that it is spring, rain boots are the perfect Easter gift. There are so many cute designs and your child is guaranteed to love one of them. Plus, they are incredibly easy for your kiddo to manage, the perfect shoes for playing outside, and makes your life easier! My son wears rain boots 90% of the time.
Bunny Ring Toss
How fun is this! I can definitely see the whole family hunting eggs and then playing some ring toss. This is a great and fun addition to your kid’s Easter basket.
It is always a great idea to include some Easter crafts in your kiddo’s Easter basket. These are perfect for letting your children make their own eggs, bunnies, chicks, and flowers. This would be a great way to spend some time on Easter.
Easter Activity Book
Easter activity books are the perfect size for an Easter basket and also a great gift. This one has coloring pages, mazes, dot-to-dot, and more. I also had to include a Highlights puzzle book because our family LOVES Highlights. We even have a subscription thanks to G-Ma. If you haven’t checked out Highlights yet, I highly recommend it.
You Are Ready
Now you are ready momma. you have everything you need to have your perfect Easter! No more worrying. Sit back, relax and get back to that perfect cup of coffee.
Leave a comment sharing some of your favorite Easter basket fillers or your favorite Easter traditions.