(Closed) Kids Easter Baskets- what are you putting in yours?

posted 4 years ago in Parenting
Post # 2
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

One year for my stepdaughter we bought a snap together bracelet with charms.  The bracelet went around a plastic egg and the charms were hidden inside other plastic eggs that we used for the Easter egg hunt.  For her little sister I bought one of those plush chicks that cheep when you hold them in your hand and touch the sensor.  She was two and loved it!

Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So far for Dirty Delete (she’s 2 and a half), I got her a couple chocolate goodies (although my Darling Husband will probably devour those…), a Thomas train, small My Little Pony, cookie cutters (she loves cooking with me!), and then we’re hiding eggs around the house.

I really want to find her a craft kit of some sort. She loves making crafts..but I am having a hard time finding age appropriate stuff.

Play doh is a big hit with my Dirty Delete..so maybe some little pots of those would be good too?

Post # 4
539 posts
Busy bee

When my boys were younger, I added matchbox cars/trucks to a few of their eggs… fruit snacks, gold fish crackers, their favorite treats (apple sauce, juice boxes), bubbles, small stuffed animal, books, puzzles, coloring books, washable crayons, play doh, bath toys, balls, new sandals…

Post # 5
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

what about like a coloring or sticker book with a pack of fresh new markers/ crayons?

Post # 6
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My boys always get a kite in their Easter basket. Then we go to the park and fly them. Bubbles are also a staple. The older boys are 14 & 12 and they are still getting both lol!

Post # 7
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

sidewalk chalk

Post # 8
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

cute springy pajamas. i also echo what PP’s said about chalk, bubbles, and coloring books.

Post # 9
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My 16 month-old is getting a couple of board books, a small stuffed animal, and plastic eggs filled with snacks like goldfish and puffs. I’m trying to not let her know about the existence of candy for as long as I can. Honestly at this age she plays with anything, I could give her a basket of old socks and she would be happy.

Post # 10
1784 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always got outdoor things to herald in spring like kites, sidewalk chalk, frisbee… those sorts of things.

ETA: Bubbles is a great idea, too.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  springbride23.
Post # 11
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

So fun, I can’t wait. I have four kids so ages 7 months to 14 years. We do simple Easter baskets and I try to limit the amount of candy ( although my kids get candy on special occasions like Easter, Xmas, birthdays). We’re also doing an egg scavenger where each egg has a picture clue of where the next egg is hiding and the hunt will lead them to their baskets. I put chocolate covered peanuts and caramels, chips and gummy candy in each basket, except the babies and in their baskets so far:

14 year old boy: Gillette antipirspirant body spray. Gonna also get him his fav chocolate bar, butter fingers and some face wash and face cream and a toothbrush.

7 year old girl: hello kitty journal with pen, bracelets, temporary tattoo, ponytail holders. Gonna get her a toothbrush and a squeezable fruit packet.

5 1/2 boy: batman coloring book, temporary tatto, Ben 10 stickers, sticker book. He’ll also get a toothbrush and fruit packet.

baby: croc sandals (faux crocs), squishy foam ball, abc board puzzle. Gonna get him some baby snacks and maybe a toy for his high chair.

i think that is it.

Post # 12
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

I have a question as I am from New Zealand and please no one take this the wrong way as I am genuinely interested….I thought Easter baskets were empty until the kids went on their egg hunt and filled the basket with eggs?! 

Is this a USA thing with non Easter related treats already in the basket?

Or is this a tradition that has evolved over time?

I don’t have kids and it has been a long time since I went on an Easter egg hunt! 🙂

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