25 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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This post contains affiliate links.It’s only a week until Easter!

Do you know what’s going into your children’s Easter baskets?

If you need a little help, here are 25 creative Easter basket ideas…

No candy in the bunch!

(But if you wanted to add a chocolate bunny or a few chocolate eggs, I’m sure your kiddos won’t object.)

This selection will promote creativity, imagination, and active play long after the Easter candy is gone.

Last minute Easter basket ideas for kids

Note: These items are all sold through Amazon.com. If you have Prime membership, as we do (love it!), you’re receive your Easter goodies super quickly. If you don’t have Prime, you can likely pay a little extra to get them in time for Easter. Or sign up for a free trial membership.

Art Materials for Kids Easter Baskets

Kids Art Supplies Perfect for the Basket

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids - Small Games

Awesome Games in Small Sizes

  • Spot It (and Spot It Jr.) :: Both excellent!
  • Sleeping Queens :: My kids love waking up the queens. (Note: it says that it’s for 8 and up, but I think it’s actually better for slightly younger. It’s a favorite of my 4.5 year old.)
  • IQ Twist :: Addictive for older kids and adults with various levels to work through (both my 8 year old and my husband love it)
  • eeBoo Tell Me a Story :: Great for storytelling and imagination!
  • eeBoo Go Fish and Crazy Eights :: Both are fun and artful versions of the classic card games
  • Cat’s Cradle

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids - Pretend Play

Easter Basket Ideas For Pretend Play

  • How about a set of wooden play eggs in an egg carton? Your kids can decorate them themselves then use them in a play kitchen…
  • A realistic Hansa rabbit would be much loved. We love the quality of our Hansa stuffed animals!
  • I LOVE the idea of playdough filled Easter eggs. This is a tutorial for DIY playdough on Modern Parents Messy Kids (with fun printable playdough mats) but if you don’t want to make your own, you could always buy some Play-Doh Eggs.
  • As for lining the basket, you can use a playsilk or two which double as excellent pretend play accessories (our playsilks have gotten so much use over the years). This rainbow playsilk is especially nice.

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids - Backyard Fun

Small Gifts for Big Backyard Fun

Any other creative Easter basket ideas for kids?

What does your resident Easter bunny like to put in the baskets?

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  1. says

    Great ideas! I love how you transform your crafty talent into ideas or projects I can actually implement. This tip list is so great for Easter. Really appreciate the time you put into making my life easier!! I linked to you from my new blog… hope that is okay. If not, let me know and I will pull it down. Happy Easter!

  2. Katie says

    Pool fun is a great one too. I saw a picture where they filled a small plastic pool with toys and candy (WAAAAY to much candy though)

  3. Kym M says

    Lovely ideas Jean. I’ve handmade Easter Bunny finger puppets and Chick juggling/throwing balls in past years. This year they are getting art journals/sketchbooks.

  4. Tonya says

    Love the ideas! I wish the Stabilo markers were available for Prime so I could get them in time. I’ll have to remember them for another gift!

  5. says

    Great ideas! We try to limit the candy, so often include things like Play Dough, books, beanbags, a DVD, stickers, a small toy, etc. One of my daughters received the game “Spot It” for her birthday, and we love it! It’s the perfect size for an Easter basket too. Great recommendation!

  6. says

    These are great!! We try to limit the amount of candy we put in the baskets so I love all of these ideas! I’m a bad parent, I will be heading out today or tomorrow to complete my kid’s baskets and will for sure be using some of these ideas!!

  7. Mary says

    We love those chalk Crayola eggs. They have lasted through plenty of drops. A big hit this year was fabric Monarch butterfly dress-up wings, by Douglas Toys. Every time I saw a kid with wire wings, they were twisted or ripped. My 3.5 year old can get her wings on herself and she can sit down in them or wrap herself in them, dramatically, of course!