By Arleene Mendoza
With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to bring you some basket ideas for kids of all ages. We all know that a traditional basket is usually filled with plenty of chocolate and candy, but you can incorporate so many other small goodies and save the treats for some fun in the kitchen.
Babies & Toddlers
Let’s keep in mind that babies and toddlers are just starting to grasp the idea of Easter. I personally don’t think they need any chocolate or candy at this age. Instead, you can fill their basket with bath toys, bubbles, books, stuffed animals, and even get them a blanket with their favorite character.
Children Ages 4-7
Kids in this age range are the most excited about Easter. They are looking forward to their Easter basket and egg hunting. Great little gifts to include in their basket are chalk, books, Play-Doh, coloring books, crayons, toy figures, balls, dolls, cars, and even slime.
Children Ages 7-12 This age is a little tricky, children start to understand that the Easter bunny is actually a person dressed up in a bunny costume. However, they still like to participate in eggs hunts and look forward to their annual Easter basket.For Girls: Barbies, Legos, lipgloss, hair accessories, and chocolate are great ideas.
For Boys: Legos, a soccer ball, water toys, Nerf guns, and candy are great ideas.
Fun Tip: When I was this age, my parents used to fill some of our eggs with dollars and for our egg hunt they would put a five or ten dollar bill in one egg.
Pre-teens and Teens
In truth, at this age most boys and girls are not interested in receiving a basket. Most kids are glued to their phones or tablets. But if you still want to gift them a little something, it’s perfectly fine. At the end of the day, our kids will always be little in our eyes, no matter how much they grow. Use a gift bag and add things like headphones, gift cards (in case they eat out with friends), or movie tickets.
What will you use to fill your baskets? Share your ideas with me; I would love to see!