Easter Basket Ideas for your Preschooler

What do you remember about Easter as a kid? I remember chocolate bunnies, Cadbury eggs and jelly beans. I’m pretty sure I always got one of those shrink wrapped baskets from Walmart, and of course I loved it. Now that I’m a parent, I really enjoy putting together an easter basket myself, if only to see my kiddo get super excited about something other than sugar.

What can you put in an easter basket besides candy and plastic trinkets? Try some of these other easter basket ideas:

DIY Easter Basket Stuffers:

  • Make some homemade play dough and put it inside some of your plastic eggs.
  • Make a little gardener’s kit with small pots, seeds or seedlings, kids’ gardening gloves, small tools, etc.
  • Make some homemade watercolors.
  • Make your own bath paints with shaving cream and food coloring (you can order small plastic containers from Amazon).
  • Create a springtime art kit with stickers, markers, watercolors, paper, etc.
  • Put battery-powered LED lights in plastic eggs for a glow-in-the dark egg hunt. See the how-to at Play at Home Mom.
  • For more glowing fun, make a bottle of glow in the dark bubbles. Simply cut open glow sticks (you can usually find these on the dollar aisle at Target, or at the Dollar Store) and add the liquid to the bubble solution.
  • Make some homemade fruit roll-ups or cute carrot-shaped pound cake.

Order some high-quality goodies:

I found all of these on Amazon! I wish I could order them all…

brown stuffed toy bunny for easter basketeaster bunny potato head toy egg shaped 3d puzzle with lamb pictureeaster bunny and eggs made out of legos

wooden box with pages for flower pressing

easter basket and eggs made out of legos
plush striped bunny toypeter rabbit pop up book for preschool
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What are your favorite Easter ideas, crafts, products or traditions?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Tonya79 Tonya Ward-James

    Great ideas!!  I especially love the idea of making your own bath paints.  My daughter would LOVE that!  :)

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