Over 25 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Easter is fast approaching! Here’s some candy-free Easter basket ideas for the Easter bunny to consider giving your little one.

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Easter is not a holiday where we focus mainly on gifts, but it’s always nice for the kids to find a few fun treats in their Easter baskets. I always suggest to the Easter bunny that he try to limit the candy and give a couple quality items, rather than lots of little things the kids will lose interest in after the newness wears off.


Here are a few suggestions I gave him that I thought I’d pass on to you! (This post contains affiliate links.)


I’d like to thank to Lego for providing us with products to review and include in this guide! Lucy and Theo had a great time trying them out, and we’re happy to share our honest opinion with all of you.


Over 25 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids


Art-Themed Easter Basket Ideas

art supplies perfect for the Easter basket

Stockmar Beeswax Crayons and a Little Doodle Pad: Perfect for little toddler hands!

Natural Plant Dye Modeling Clay and Wooden Rolling Pins : Another favorite for young children!


easter basket ideas for kids- art supplies

Unravels Tear and Share Crayon Sticks: Lucy (age 6) loves these!

Sunprint Paper Kit: Perfect way to create on a sunny day!

Set of Watercolors: One of our favorite brands!


easter basket ideas for older kids

Needle Felting Kit: Kids ages 8 and up might enjoy learning to needle felt!

Doodle Diary and a Set of Gel Pens: For older children who love to doodle!


Fun Activities for the Easter Basket

small toy ideas for the easter basket

PlanToys Lacing Sheep: Perfect for Easter!

Wooden Balls in a Rainbow of Colors: Nontoxic and perfect for toddlers to roll and put in containers!

Wooden Egg Shaker: Make some music and dance with these egg shakers!


easter basket toy ideas

eeBoo Color Go Fish: This is our favorite version of Go Fish- gorgeous set!

Small Lego Set: Perfect basket stuffer for Lego-loving kids! (We tried out this LEGO Elves Set and this LEGO Juniors Pirate Treasure Hunt Set– both were hits!)

Kids’ Gardening Gloves and some seed packets: My kids love planting seeds. This would be a hit!


small toys for the easter basket

Piggy Paint: Nontoxic fingernail polish for kids

Wooden Top with Pull String: Great for older children!

Rubik’s 2 x 2 Cube: Do your kids like puzzles? This would be perfect!

Classic Training Slackline: We love any toy that encourages outdoor play and gross motor practice!



Toys for Imaginative Play

creative toys for the easter basket

3-Piece Wooden Car Set: Theo would love playing with these!

Silk Rainbow Streamer: Lucy used to love this when she was younger. She often pretended she was a fairy and danced around with her streamer!

Stuffed Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Peter Rabbit Storybook: Kids can use their stuffed Peter Rabbit to retell the story or for pretend play!


creative toy ideas for the easter basket

Hape Balance Boat Toy: Great for fine motor practice and pretend play! (One of our favorite Brands.)

Face Paint: Dress up like anything with your own face paint!


Easter Baskets

I also wanted to share with you our favorite Easter baskets: bolga baskets! They come in a variety of sizes and colors and have lasted us years. Not only do we use them as Easter baskets, but we also take them to the farmers market to carry our produce.  They’re also often used to store toys and activities in throughout the year. (We bought ours from a local vendor, but here’s an example of a medium bolga basket on Amazon.)


Do you have any suggestions not on the list? Let’s share ideas!


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Over 25 Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids: Little basket stuffers perfect for Easter- including art supplies, small toys, stuffed animals and more!


  1. These are great ideas for Easter Baskets! Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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