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Easter Baskets for Kids: Ideas and Inspiration

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Easter baskets are a fun and exciting way to celebrate the holiday and create memories. Whether you’re looking for ideas for toddlers, elementary school-aged kids, or creative themes, we’ve got all the inspiration you need to make this Cape Cod Easter a memorable one for your kids!


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Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

1. Plush Toys: Soft and cuddly plush toys are perfect for little hands; try Sativa in Harwich Port for the perfect plush toy!

2. Board Books: Choose board books with bright colors and simple stories; visit The Red Balloon in Orleans

3. Coloring Books: Coloring books and crayons are a great way to encourage creativity and fine motor skills; Sativa again is a great spot.

4. Snacks: What toddler doesn’t love snacks? Easter is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some special treats. WE love throwing fruit snacks, crackers, and sweet treats from the Candy Manor in our baskets!

5. Bubble Bath: We can always make bath time more fun.. bath crayons are always a hit too

Ideas for Elementary School-Aged Kids

When it comes to Easter basket ideas for this age group, we’ve always try to choose items that match their interests. Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started:

1. Art Supplies: The obvious ones markers, crayons, and sketchpads.. but if your kids are anything like ours, they love the glittery gel pens/markers, scented glue and squishy pens.

2. Outdoor Toys: With warmer weather on the way (c’mon Cape Cod!) outdoor toys such as jump ropes, frisbees, and sidewalk chalk are perfect for getting kids outside and active.

3. Books: Consider their favorite series or a new non-fiction book on their favorite topic.

4. STEM Toys: Building sets or science kits.

5. Personalized Items: Personalized items such as beach towels, water bottles or backpacks are a fun way to make Easter baskets unique and special. Check out Pottery Barn Kids for personalized beach towels!

Kids Easter Basket Ideas for a Creative Theme

If you’re looking to take your Easter basket game to the next level, consider choosing a theme for their basket. Here are some creative Easter basket themes to inspire you:

1. Sports: If your child loves sports, fill their basket with items such as a new ball, water bottle, and sports-themed snacks.

2. Arts and Crafts: For the creative child, fill their basket with art supplies, craft kits, and a sketchpad.

3. Outdoor Adventure: For the child who loves the outdoors, fill their basket with items such as a compass, binoculars, and a nature guidebook.

4. Movie Night: For a cozy night in or out at the Chatham Orphem, fill their basket with their favorite movie, popcorn, and movie theater candy.

5. Spa Day: For a relaxing day at home, fill their basket with items such as bath bombs, bubble bath, and a face mask.

    Non-Candy Basket Fillers

    If you’re looking to avoid too much candy in your child’s Easter basket, consider these non-candy Easter basket fillers:

    1. Stickers: Fill their basket with stickers of their favorite characters or animals.

    2. Play-Doh: Get creative with Play-Doh and encourage imaginative play.

    3. Puzzles: Choose puzzles that match your child’s skill level for a fun and challenging activity.

    4. Socks: Choose fun and colorful socks to add a practical yet fun item to their Easter basket.

    5. Small Toys: Small toys such as Legos or action figures are a fun and creative addition to any Easter basket.

    Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Kids

    No Easter celebration is complete without an Easter egg hunt. Here are some Easter egg hunt ideas to make the hunt more fun and exciting:

    1. Glow-in-the-Dark Eggs: Fill plastic eggs with glow sticks for a fun and unique Easter egg hunt in the dark.

    2. Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt with clues that lead to the Easter eggs.

    3. Golden Egg Hunt: Hide a special golden egg that contains a grand prize, such as a gift card or special toy.

    4. Color-Coded Eggs: Assign a color to each child and hide eggs that match their assigned color.

    5. Puzzle Egg Hunt: Hide pieces of a puzzle in different eggs and have the children work together to complete the puzzle.

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