Easter is coming soon on April 9, 2023! It feels early this year, although I know it isn’t. Maybe it’s because it was later last year.
If you’re looking for Easter basket ideas for kids, we’ve got some fun ideas!
To start, I should explain that I am a huge fan of keeping Easter baskets simple. We have never wanted the main focus to be on gifts, but on Christ and His resurrection. However, it’s certainly fun to have some treats too! Just don’t hear me saying that Easter needs to be yet another commercial holiday. You decide how you want to celebrate.
Here are some ideas for how to approach the Easter basket.
Some families give Easter baskets on Saturday so that the focus of Sunday is on church.
Another fun approach is to use the Easter baskets as a time to give items that will be used during the warm weather season. Some good gift ideas would be sunglasses, an umbrella, a bug catcher kit, flip flops, a beach towel, etc.
Or, make it a learning themed Easter basket. This is the time of year where we are all feeling burnt out on learning! Fill the basket with a couple books on topics your kids enjoy. Rocks and fossils, ocean animals, how to crochet, a favorite historical figure, etc.
Now on to the Easter Basket stuffer ideas!
LEGO Easter Basket Stuffers
We’ll start out with several LEGO sets that are $10 or under!
Grab the LEGO City Vet Van Rescue for only $7.99, marked down from $9.99! This comes with two minifigures and two pets, plus a vehicle. A great value!
The LEGO City Electric Sports Car is also on sale for $7.99, marked down from $9.99.
This LEGO City ATV and Otter Habitat is ADORABLE! On sale for $7.99, marked down from $9.99.
The LEGO City Police Car is on sale for $7.49, marked down from $9.99.
The LEGO City Great Vehicles Race Car is on sale for $7.99, marked down from $9.99.
Younger kids will love the LEGO Classic Creative Monsters set for $9.97. The LEGO Classic Creative Monkeys set is another great option.
The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Space Shuttle is a great value at $9.99. Make three different models!
The LEGO Creator 3-in-1 White Rabbit is perfect for Easter! It also makes a seal and a parrot. We have this set, and the parrot is our favorite of the three!
Get the LEGO City Recycling Truck for $23.99, marked down from $29.99. This is a really cool set!
We LOVE the LEGO City Great Vehicles Horse Transporter! It’s on sale for $23.99, marked down from $29.99.
Easter Basket Stuffers for Creative Kids
Here are some ideas for your creative kids and teens!
20 Ways to Draw Everything (Nature) is one of our FAVORITE drawing books. There are 135 different nature themes, and then 20 ways to draw each theme. So 20 flowers, 20 cats, 20 penguins, etc. This is doodle style drawing rather than purely realistic drawing. But it’s awesome!
The Psalms in Color is a fabulous and inspirational adult coloring book for older kids and teens.
This may not fit in a basket, but here are 100 Crayola Colored Pencils (100 colors!!) on a special deal for $11.94. What a bargain!
Learn to sew! The Klutz Sew Mini Animals book is awesome. It comes with everything you need to make and stuff 12 animals. I bought this for my 8 year old for Christmas. The animals are super adorable, and the instructions are easy to follow. At 8, she has needed a little help, but kids age 10+ should be able to do this on their own. Teens will enjoy this too! And middle-aged moms too!
Boys may find a Kendama more their speed! Learn cool tricks with this fun skill toy. My sons have used YouTube to learn more tricks.
Learn how to fold cool paper airplanes with this fun book – Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids. It comes with 12 designs, and 48 tear-out planes to make.
We haven’t tried this particular brand, but this Air-Dry Clay Modeling Kit looks like a fabulous value. You get 24 colors for $8.99! These are small packages of clay to make little items. Comes with a book of ideas.
Super Simple Ideas
- A flashlight
- New pencils
- A roll of Scotch tape (Hey, don’t knock it! Kids love having their own tape to use as they please!)
- Fun socks
- Movie tickets
- Favorite snacks
- Seeds to plant in the garden
- Baseball cards
- Small lotion or chapstick
- Hot wheels cars
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