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Themed Easter Baskets for Kids

Adding a theme to your kid’s Easter baskets is a fun way to make them extra special!

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Who says Easter baskets need to be filled with candy and sweet treats! Why not get creative this year and make your child a themed Easter basket based on what they really love?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Arts and Crafts

For your creative kiddo, fill their basket with new art supplies! What kid doesn’t love new crayons and fresh markers! You can also add play dough, modeling clay, paper, stencils, paint sets and more!

Outdoor Fun

With Easter comes warmer weather. Help your kiddo be ready to play outside by making them an outdoor fun themed basket. Fill with all their warm weather favorites: sidewalk chalk, bubbles, jump ropes, a new Wiffle ball and bat, and a playground ball. For older kids you can choose tennis rackets and balls, a basketball, kites and more.


easter basket gardening

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Kids love to help in the garden. Fill their basket with kid-sized gardening tools, gloves, rain boots, watering can and seed packets!


If your child loves to help in the kitchen a baking basket is just the thing! Fill their basket with baking mixes, sprinkles and decorations, colorful cupcake liners, and a spatula. You can even add in a chef’s hat and an apron just their size.

Movie Night

For a movie night basket, buy their favorite movie and add some popcorn, snacks, and maybe even a new comfy snuggle blanket.

Water Play

Since summer is coming make a water play basket! Fill with water guns, water balloons, googles, toy boats, and a cute beach towel.

Beach Basket

beach toys easter basket

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If your family visits the beach in the summer you can create a basket filled with shovels, buckets, water shoes, sunglasses, and a sun hat.

Book Basket

For kids who love to read, an Easter basket filled with books is perfect. You can also add in a book light, bookmarks and maybe a figurine, toy, or stuffed animal of their favorite character.

Favorite Toys

If your child is obsessed with dinosaurs, make the basket’s theme a dinosaur and fill with lots of their favorite creatures and maybe even dinosaur shaped candies! If your child’s favorite is Legos, add in a Lego set, some mini figures, and maybe even a copy of the Lego movie.

A Favorite TV Show

What’s your child’s favorite tv show? Make a basket all about their favorite show with toys and maybe even a DVD too!

A themed Easter basket doesn’t mean you can’t add in the traditional candy either! But it is a great way to treat your kids to some of their favorite toys and cut down on the amount of candy they’ll get. So by all means, grab some plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and chocolates and add a few into their themed basket.

Themed Easter Basket Ideas


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Anne Metz

Anne Metz is a housecleaner by day and a freelance writer by night. In her free time she follows her four young children around cleaning up their messes! You can follow her on facebook at @4onceuponamom or visit her blog at

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