Easter baskets for kids can come in many shapes and sizes.
Sure, growing up, Easter baskets always included more candy than I can count. We sat around eating as many jelly beans and Reece’s Peanut Butter eggs that we could find hidden behind couch cushions. And although I am all for a few treats, I also like our Easter baskets for kids to have spring supplies to help us welcome the warmer weather!
Inside, you will find our favorite art supplies, games, and ideas to bring on spring.
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What to put in your toddler and preschooler’s Easter basket?
Let’s keep things really simple.
I am looking to add items to our Easter baskets that help my boys create, play, and refresh our outdoor gear for the warmer weather.
With these things in mind, the Easter bunny stocks up on some tested favorites.
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Here’s what I add to my children’s Easter baskets!
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Melissa and Doug Seek and Find Sticker Pad
This sticker pad is also a blast! Play seek and find for your next Breakfast Invitation or take on the go to a restaurant. We love finding the images and matching them with stickers.
Mini Sketch Pads
I love, love, love this sketch pad! Mostly because I can watch my kids dive into their thoughts and have a place to put ideas. My oldest uses his sketchbook for math problems, and my five-year-old creates the most incredible designs. I love the look and design of these sketchbooks.
Oh boy! These watercolors are FABULOUS. The colors are bright and vibrant and look gorgeous on paper. Since they all have a unique painting technique, each child has thier own watercolor kit.
40 Pack Washable Markers
Slide aside classic washable markers! It is time to bring on the 40 pack this Easter. I have a pack for the boys and a pack for myself because one of us remembers to add the caps more than the other. (wink, wink)
Last year sidewalk chalk sold out – so this year, I am staying a step ahead and adding a fresh pack to our Easter baskets. I am ready to play this giant DIY chalk game and Musical Scavenger Hunt again on the driveway!
Paint by Sticker
Paint by sticker is the bomb. We began with this book here, and my five-year-old is LOVING it so much that we will add the pet sticker book to our Easter basket. Don’t miss out on this incredible book that will also engage independent, quiet time.
Smithsonian Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth
Are you familiar with these Smithsonian books? There are a few different titles to pick from. My boys look through these books during thier reading time, and we make connections to what we see every day. Every Smithsonian book we own leaves us all captivated to learn and see more.
Have you tried kinetic sand? It cleans up easier than most sensory play and feels wonderful in little hands. We keep ours in an airtight container when not in use. See our collection of ideas for kinetic sand here.
365 Devotionals for Kids
Looking for a devotional to add to your Easter basket? This is a wonderful book that offers bite-sized meditations for kids.
Memory & Matching Memory Game
We play memory match every single day. It is hard to admit, but I am getting smoked by my five and seven-year-old! I am not sure how much sleep I need to keep up with them, but I am certainly trying! These memory games by eeboo are well made and of excellent quality.
Boys Swim Trunks
Check out these boys’ swim trunks! There are so many sweet styles that I stocked up to add a pair for my toddler, preschooler, and seven-year-old into our Easter baskets. My older boys have a size seven, and my three-year-old wears a 4T.
These shoes make me happy because they represent spring. A new pair of Native shoes means one day closer to running around on the green grass and outdoor water play. I am 100% here for that!