Now, don’t get me wrong, my kids’ baskets will have candy in them. I just don’t think kids need only candy filling their Easter baskets.
Why not add some items that will fuel their love for the Lord, get them outdoors, or give them something fun to do Easter afternoon?
I’ve put together this guide to help parents find some healthy additions to tuck into the shredded grass on Easter morning.
And the best part? My links go to Amazon Smile to support Convoy of Hope. If you don’t already know, Convoy of Hope is a faith-based nonprofit specializing in disaster relief. Right now, they have boots on the ground in Poland as they aid the Ukrainian refugees.
If you would rather give directly, you can click here. Otherwise, have a look at the list below and see if there’s something you would like for your kids.
A COUPLE OF NOTES BEFORE YOU BROWSE
- Amazon prices aren’t fixed. The prices drop and rise a little from day-to-day, so the price I have included was the price listed on the day I visited each item. Also, don’t ask me why the toddler items are more expensive than the rest— seems backwards to me!
- When I polled my audience, most people indicated they like spending about $25 per basket. Please keep in mind that I offer several items per age, but I am not suggesting that you purchase all of those items (that would be pricey!) I am hoping you find one or two things that would bless your kiddo.
Its never too early to teach little ones about Jesus’ sacrifice. Have your toddler learn the phrase “Jesus is the lamb” as they squeeze this little guy. Click here to shop this plush lamb.
Song is one of the best ways to ingrain something in the mind. Get those little voices singing along to “Jesus loves me!” Click here to shop the little song book.
When my boys were toddlers, this was a favorite! The egg shape is good for little hands to grip when they don’t have the dexterity for regular chalk pieces. Click here to shop the 6-pack of glitteregg chalk. Though these are non-toxic, if your little one is putting things in their mouth for long periods of time, you may want to opt for a non-glitter set.
Okay, how cute is this? I wish I had known about this when my boys were tiny! It’s Biblical, educational, and fun all at once. Click here to shop the Noah’s Ark wooden set.
Give those kids a reason to get outdoors! We have all been cooped up enough this last year. These warm-weather-themed wands require nothing but bubble solution and kid energy. Click here to shop the bubble wand set,
And so you don’t blame me for not reminding you, consider grabbing some bubble solution to go with it.
We loved Priddy books in the preschool years! Some of them are touch-and-feel books, and others like this one have colorful, minimal images for little ones to learn terms. I’m thinking of adding this to my cart for my littlest. Click here to shop the First Bible Words book.
The smell of Play-Doh takes me right back to childhood! What I love about this set is that if you have multiple kids, they can each get an egg of Play-Doh! Click https://smile.amazon.com/Play-Doh-Spring-Eggs-Easter-pack/dp/B002XQ7QJW/ref=sr_1_8?crid=SQAKUIIPJZUY&keywords=playdoh+egg&qid=1648672889&sprefix=Play+do+egg%2Caps%2C203&sr=8-here to shop Play-Doh filled eggs.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE
Are you traveling to see family for Easter dinner? This is a perfect little travel item!Click Here to shop the Water Wow Bible story activity pad
Uno is one of those rare games that is truly fun for a bunch of ages. We recently played an epic game of Uno that included an age span from my 4-year-old all the way up to his 70-year-old grandpa. This particular set is made of paper instead of plastic! Click here to shop the paper Uno set.
If you have kids the same ages as mine, you know that elementary-aged kids love slime and gak and all things gooey (it defies logic). This slime is iridescent! Click here to shop a 6 pack of eggs with slime.
Glitter tattoos that identify your kids as Christ-followers? Score. Click here to shop the Easter tattoos.
For the STEM-minded pre-teen, this little hedgehog is a fun little after-church project. Click here to shop the crystal-growing hedgehog in three colors.
This is an item I might get for myself this Easter! Straight from Bethlehem, this olive wood cross is meant to be held during prayer. As your pre-teens and teens develop their prayer life, this could be a fitting addition to their basket. Click here to shop this olive wood cling cross.
Teens like the random and the ironic, right? Your guess is better than mine. But I think this toast phone holder/night light is pretty random & ironic Click here to shop.
It’s getting sunny out there! Equip your kids for the spring and summer with some classic aviators. Click here to shop this pair (you may need to select “Gold/Mirror” to get the exact shade I have pictured here).
I didn’t forget your artistic pre-teen! This set has 44 cards with scripture and messages to color and share. Click here to shop the color cards.
I hope this guide leaves you inspired to stuff those baskets with items that delight without the cost of cavities!
with His love,