40+ 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- Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count, Assorted (103031)
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
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: Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess, Rapunzel & Friends Fisher-Price Little People Mia & Bear Toy Figure
12- Play-Doh 10-Pack of Colors (Amazon Exclusive)
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 at the Dollar Tree
19- Bubbles
20- Light Up Wands or Glow Sticks
21- Gardening Tools: G & F 10012 JustForKids Kids Garden Tools Set with Tote hand rake shovel trowel
22- Photo Album: fill it with pictures of family, pets, and friends
23- Foam Craft Kits
24- Stuffed Animal
25- Candy
26- Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set, Favorite Things – 26 Wooden Stamps, 4-Color Stamp Pad
27- Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker
28- Disney Tsum Tsum 9 PacK Figures Series 2 Style 2
29- Reusable Character Shopping Bag
30- Band Aids
31- Bath Accessories: paint, color drops, crayons, bubbles
32- Magnetic Letters & Numbers Set 60 pieces
33- Hat
34- Crayola 24 Count Sidewalk Chalk (51-2024-E-000)
35- Bunny Ears to wear
36- Set of 4 Sports Balls with 1 Pump, 5″ Soccer Ball, 5″ Basketball, 5″ Playground Ball, 6.5″ Football
37- Pin Wheel
38- Crayola Dry Erase Board Set
39- Bath Mitt
40- Sand Bucket Toys Icon 16-Piece Baby Beach Toys Set with Zippered Bag. Play in the pool or sandbox
41- Hot Wheels Exclusive Decoration Gift Pack, 9-Piece

Enjoy shopping and filling your little ones basket with fun goodies.
If you have any questions please email me at cookiescoffeecrafts@gmail.com. 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.