25 Fun and Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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Easter is a great opportunity to indulge your child’s interests, inspire fun and creativity, and introduce them to new things. You can get a wicker basket, fill it with the traditional grass, Easter basket stuffers, and Easter candy, or you start new Easter traditions and try a themed basket. If you are looking for Easter basket ideas for kids or Easter basket ideas for teens, you have come to the right place.

Whether they are into LOL Surprise, mermaids, Nintendo, Hot Wheels, arts and crafts, LEGO, or Hello Kitty, curating a basket to fulfill your child’s fantasies is easier than you think. We also have Easter basket ideas for girls, Easter basket ideas for boys, baskets for first-time celebrators, for those learning to read, and even for the Encanto-obsessed. For those looking for adult Easter baskets, we have you covered too.

Bunny Easter basket

You can’t go wrong with a traditional Easter basket for kids, starring—who else?—the Easter Bunny. Starting with a personalized bunny basket and grass, add a Melissa and Doug stuffy, a Plus Plus bunny building kit, and candy like chocolate eggs or gummy bunnies for the perfect sweet treats. Top it off with one of these free printable Easter cards.

LEGO Easter basket

This large LEGO storage bin doubles as an Easter basket and will keep all their blocks together for years to come. The brand offers a few Easter-themed goodies that make great fillers, including this small Easter Chick set, a LEGO Friends portable box set, and a Minecraft bunny set. Don’t forget to fill up your plastic Easter eggs with brick candy—it will make their morning.

Hello Kitty Easter basket

If your little one worships Hello Kitty, you must fill up a pink basket with everything inspired by the famous feline. Erin Condren’s kid-centric Hello Kitty collection, with products like this 12-month planner and snap-in bookmarks, is a great place to start for kids of all ages. Wireless Hello Kitty earbuds are perfect for a tablet or phone, and anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate cat-themed candy.

Unicorn Easter basket

Order everything you need for an adorable unicorn-themed Easter basket at Michael’s. Start with this canvas Easter Universe basket and pastel grass and fill it with arts and crafts like this unicorn modeling clay. Clip on a Beanie Boos unicorn stuffy and don’t forget the unicorn-shaped candy. What other types of Easter candy should you include? Find out their favorite Easter candy, according to zodiac signs.

Nintendo Super Mario Easter basket

If you’ve been planning on splurging on a Nintendo Switch Light for your child, Easter is a great opportunity. Opt for a candy-colored console and include a game or two, such as Mario Party Superstars. Add Super Mario eggs filled with temporary tattoos, LEGO Super Mario Character Packs, and Super Mario-shaped fruit snacks stuffed into red and green Easter eggs for a complete curation.

Mermaid Easter basket

This creative under-the-sea-themed basket will make a splash with your mermaid in training. Start with this storage basket (which can

be used to organize stuff in their room after Easter) and fill it with mermaid-inspired goodies: a Barbie Color Reveal Mermaid doll, a Melissa & Doug sticker book, and an Ariel Squishmallow.

LOL Doll Easter basket

A collapsible LOL Surprise! storage bin makes a perfect makeshift Easter basket for any fan. Fill it up with LOL Surprise! Minis, a lip gloss kit, a jewelry-making set, and an arts and crafts bundle—along with brightly colored grass, of course, and eggs filled with their favorite candy.

Hot Wheels Easter basket

Vroom! It’s easy to put an Easter basket together for Hot Wheels collectors, and this Hot Wheels storage bin makes a perfect one. A Hot Wheels egg filled with jelly beans, candy cars, and stickers is a must-add, along with a few Color Reveal cars. Your Litton one will get a kick out of the World’s Smallest Hot Wheels and Hot Wheels Mad Libs. You can also buy a set of vehicles and stuff them into plastic eggs for the win.

Junior Chef Easter basket

Budding chefs will appreciate an Easter basket filled with everything they need to fuel their love of cooking. Raddish Kids’ cooking kits fit perfectly into a child’s Easter basket; each includes three illustrated and laminated recipe guides, a quality kid-sized cooking tool, a fun hands-on activity, game and/or craft, an apron patch, table talk cards, and online bonus content such as a musical playlist, recipes, or games. Add a custom apron monogrammed with their name, Easter-themed cookie cutters,  America’s Test Kitchen The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, and some plastic kids cooking knives or a set of junior baking tools. Here are some more great cooking kits for kids to add to their Easter baskets.

My First Easter basket

Little ones celebrating their first Easter might not need any candy, but that doesn’t mean the Easter Bunny shouldn’t bring them treats. A Marlowe & Co muslin bunny blanket, a WubbaNub bunny teether, Llama Llama board book, and a super soft Gund Easter basket playset complete baby’s first holiday.

Encanto Easter basket

If “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is currently playing on repeat in your home, then an Encanto-themed Easter basket is the way to go. Start with this Encanto tote and fill it with brightly colored straw, and eggs filled with candy. Add some Encanto decorated headphones and a sing-along microphone, a doll or LEGO building kit from the movie, and a Mirabel nightgown, and your little one won’t be able to stop talking about Bruno.

Games Easter basket

Keep your kids busy all spring long with a game-inspired Easter basket. Fill any type of basket with a variety of board, card, tile, and building games to inspire creativity and learning. Be sure to include at least one Easter-centric game; we like Educational Insights Bunny Hop.

Curated Easter basket

If you aren’t feeling very creative, let an Etsy Easter basket expert do the work for you! Infinity Art by Krista offers several pre-curated baskets by theme, including superhero, space, unicorn, and Trolls. Each is filled with a variety of non-candy goodies, and they start at just $45, with options for upgrades.

Pokemon Easter basket

For Pokemon card collectors, a great Easter basket idea for kids is a Pikachu-inspired extravaganza. Obviously, the basket will need a few packs of Pokemon cards, but there are other items they will love just as much, like a Pikachu stuffy, a Pokemon building pack, and a cute t-shirt.

Solar system Easter basket

Is your little one obsessed with the solar system? planet-themed Easter basket is a fun option that’s also educational. Starting with a solar system bin, fill it with lots of goodies, like an Earth-shaped Squishmallow, a solar system fidget popper, a make-your-own solar system kit, a book, and Space Rocks candy. Feeling extra creative? Paint planets on all your Easter eggs.

Unboxing discovery Easter basket

For kids who can’t get enough of the unboxing trend, fill their basket up with an assortment of the latest and greatest items offering a surprise reveal. Squishmallows Mystery Minis, My Squishy Littles Snack Pack, Disney Princess Bag Clips, and a carton of Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Shimmer Babies are the perfect accompaniments to eggs filled with their favorite sweet treats.

Barbie Malibu Beach House Easter basket

Mix your child’s love of Barbie and the summer months with a Malibu Beach House-inspired basket, starting with this basket that can be used for storage post-holiday. A Skipper surfer girl doll, Barbie beach towel, pair of sunglasses with a sparkling case, and a Barbie book will make your Barbie fan’s day—especially if it’s accompanied by bright pink Easter grass and eggs filled with her favorite Easter candy.

Summer fun Easter basket

Get them ready for the summer months with an Easter basket filled with warm weather essentials. A personalized sand pail is the perfect starting point. Banana Boat apple-scented mineral foam sunscreen, a beach towel, a beach ball, sparkly sidewalk chalk, and a pair of Native Jefferson water shoes all make perfect basket stuffers.

Minecraft Easter basket

Fill this Minecraft storage cube with green and brown grass and eggs as well as gear sure to please any little builder. A mini travel game, water bottle, flip-flops, t-shirt, and Minecraft Lego set (the Rabbit Ranch set has Easter written all over it!) or activity egg are just a few Easter basket ideas for boys or girls in the Creeper cult.

Learning to Reading Easter Basket

Little bookworms just learning how to read will appreciate a bundle of Easter-centric books. Start with any basket and fill it up with books at their reading level. From Pete the Cat and Curious George to Fancy Nancy, Disney stories, or any other books they might like, colorful picture books will inspire learning and keep them content on Easter morning.

Spa-inspired Easter basket

A great Easter basket idea for girls or anyone who appreciates pampering: A day at the spa. Fill up a basket with a make-your-own bath bomb kit, a customized Zaaina kids bath box (comes with a soap, lip balm and bomb), a pair of cozy bunny slippers and kid-size bathrobe, and character sheet masks. Your little one will feel like a prince or princess.

Trendy toys Easter basket

If you are looking for Easter basket ideas for girls who are all about the latest trends, our girl-approved popular picks will help you create the hippest basket possible: A popper jewelry-making kit, the newly released Dream Bella dolls from MGA, My Squishy Littles Snack Packs, and a Na! Na! Na! Surprise gift, which includes a doll and a little purse with a backpack clip. Your little one will be so delighted, you might get through the day without any eye rolls.

Arts and crafts Easter basket

An arts and crafts Easter basket is a great gender-neutral option for any kid who likes to create. Melissa and Doug has some great options, including these decorate–your-own butterfly magnets. Egg-shaped sidewalk chalk is great for outdoor artists. Kids will enjoy scratch-off sheets, or a slime-making kit. Consider using an arts and crafts tote in lieu of a traditional basket.

Marvel Easter basket

A Marvel collapsible tote is the perfect keepsake Easter basket for your little superhero. Fill it up with a Marvel activity egg, battle ball, Eye Found It card game, Invisible Ink book, and an assortment of Marvel Pez dispensers. Don’t forget to add Easter grass featuring their favorite Marvel hero’s trademark colors.

Dinosaur Easter basket

Fill this adorable dinosaur print hamper basket up with lots of prehistoric treats. Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs will keep them entertained for hours, while Dino Strike surprise eggs will fulfill their unboxing dreams. Also stuff their basket with a Melissa and Doug Water Wow activity set, some GoGoSqueeZ Dinosaurz packs, and some Haribo dinosaur-shaped gummies.

Mandalorian/Star Wars Easter basket

Fans of Star Wars and The Mandalorian alike deserve an Easter basket filled with goodies inspired by The Child. The Funko Pop! Something Wild!: Star Wars The Mandalorian is a fun card game for them to play, while an Erin Condren handwriting journal will help improve their penmanship. Indulge their sweet tooth with a Pop-Ups! Lollipop egg or a Mandalorian tumbler filled with suckers.

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