41 Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s almost time for Easter and it’s time to start filling those baskets full of goodies. I shop all year round for items for Easter Baskets and for Christmas Stockings. The Dollar Tree and the dollar section at Target are gold mines for baskets and stockings.

I compiled a list of over 40 items for your child’s basket. I have nothing against candy and I will put a little in the baskets, but kids need all kinds of stuff all the time. Plus I can’t stand “junk”, to me that applies to little things that my children will never use or play with, it’s just something you buy to fill the basket.

Here is my list of things your children need, want, and can use on a daily basis to fill their baskets. Some categories have several things listed.

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1- Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Water Reveal Pads, Set of 2: Vehicles and Animals: just add water and kids can color, trace letters or numbers, do dot to dots or reveal animals

2-Construction Paper

3- Art Supplies: glue, glitter, crayons, markers, colored pencils, water color paint, paint, paint brushes, crayon box

4- Journals: write in, put in stickers in or sticker books

5- Jewelry: pretend necklaces, bracelets, rings

6- Little People Wheelies 4-pack (4×4, Sports Car, Rally Car, Hot Rod)

7- Sunglasses

8- Books

9- Stickers

10- Coloring Books

11- Fisher Price Little People

12- Play-Doh

13- Socks

14- Hair Accessories: bows, barrettes, rubber bands

15- Card Game or Matching Game

16- Tableware: plate, cup, bowl, or silverware

17- Puzzles

18- Dress up: capes, hats, aprons

19- Bubbles

20- Light Up Wands or Glow Sticks

21- Gardening Tools

22- Photo Album: fill it with pictures of family, pets, and friends

23- Foam Craft Kits

24- Stuffed Animals

25- Candy

26- Stamps

27- Dot A Dot Art

28- Disney Tsum Tsum

29- Reusable Character Shopping Bag

30- Character Band Aids

31- Bath Accessories: paint, color drops, crayons, bubbles

32- Magnetic letter or numbers

33- Hat

34- Sidewalk Chalk

35- Bunny Ears to wear

37- Pin Wheel

38- Drawing Board

39- Bath Mitt

40- Sand/Beach Toys

41- Hot Wheels

Enjoy shopping and filling your little ones basket with fun goodies.
I wish you and your family a Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.