10 Themed Easter Basket Ideas to get your little one THINKING & CREATING!

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At 1, Elise is too young for most of my themed Easter baskets ideas, but I need to type this stuff out or else I will forget over the years.

My favorite idea – Craft Basket!
I could go crazy with this!

  • Eggs filled with Pom poms, buttons, ribbon and fabric samples, foam letters, googly eyes, etc.
  • A sewing kit
  • Maybe a sew a bunny project or make a bunny craft
  • Glues
  • Decorative scissors
  • Assorted glitters
  • Felt
  • Foam
  • The actual basket could be a personalized craft basket to keep it all in.

Fun in the sun

  • Beach ball
  • Jump rope
  • New swimsuit/summer outfit
  • Sandals
  • Bubbles
  • Water gun
  • Water balloons
  • Sunglasses
  • Sidewalk Chalk

Spa day:

  • Play make up
  • Eye mask
  • Nail polish
  • Nail kit if old enough
  • Bubble bath
  • Bath dyes
  • Lotions
  • New bath robe
  • New house shoes

Book Worm

  • New book
  • Alphabet magnets
  • Bookmarks
  • Costumes to act out the story in the new book
  • A “half” book where they have to come up with the ending
  • Puppets or even better, a hand puppet craft to put on a puppet show!

Art basket

  • Fingerpaint
  • Water paints
  • Paint by number sheets
  • Paint brushes
  • Personalized Apron
  • Miniature Easel
  • Frames to decorate and put their artwork in
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Coloring book
  • Molding Clay

Ready to get dirty:

  • Recipe for homemade “mud”
  • A basket full of dirt to take outside and make mud with
  • Dump trucks, toy bulldozer
  • Shovel and pail
  • Play dough
  • Silly string

Chef basket

  • Everything in a picnic basket
  • Decorative cupcake pan
  • Cake mix
  • Variety of icings
  • Sprinkles
  • Simple “cook book” with your cupcake recipe. Want to get really creative? Measure your ingredients out and put them into eggs, let the cookbook tell them what color egg to use next! Don’t forget to include eggs full of yummy toppings like chocolate chips!
  • Personalized apron
  • Sandwiches
  • Eggs full of healthy snacks (berries, cheese cubes, pretzels, goldfish crackers, fresh veggies)
  • Blanket so that you can take your baked goods and have a picnic!

Detective work

  • Police badge
  • Spy goggles
  • Magnify glass
  • Walky talkies
  • Flash light
  • Book with clues to a scavenger hunt to solve a mystery (who took all the Easter bunny’s eggs?? With a big basket of eggs with prizes in them at the end of the hunt/mystery.)

Little Gardner:

  • Gardening set (shovel, gloves, etc)
  • Different flower seeds is plastic eggs
  • A sun hat
  • Little watering pail
  • It would be very cute to have a child size wheel barrel to put it all in

Expecting a wet and cold Easter? Have a Rainy Day basket

  • Deck of cards
  • Board games
  • Puzzle book
  • Puzzles
  • Crayons
  • Coloring book
  • Eggs filled with fun little games like jacks, marbles, dice, dominos, etc
  • New movie
  • PJs

I have so many ideas for fun little baskets!  Elise may just have to stay young longer so we can fit them all in!  I hope you are able to take these ideas and make them you are own to create those special memories with your special little girl or guy!

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