Easter Basket Ideas
For substitute Easter basket ideas, come up with a theme
The easiest way to come up with Easter basket ideas is to think in terms of a theme. For example, when our kids and grandkids felt they had outgrown them, we substituted practical Easter basket ideas, but still used the grass and colored eggs, but cut down on the candy by using healthy snacks and other small items instead; for example:
Include some of these Easter basket ideas for older kids . . .
- post its
- bubble gum
- little notepads
- deck of cards
- travel games
- reading lights
- craft supplies
- gift certificate
- colorful pencils
- wash-off tattoos
- nail polish for girls
- guardian angel pins
- miniature flashlight
- small school supplies
- bubble making liquid (make your
own with dishwashing liquid)
Make it memorable with these Easter basket ideas
- Make or buy an autograph bunny (use white canvas). Put it in a wicker tray filled with grass; don't forget the dyed eggs and some candy with the healthy snacks like trail mix. The kids can use the tray as a "to do" box for homework, projects or chores after Easter.
- Or include an autograph animal (or book) and sticker book. Be the first to autograph it on the inside cover with a funny poem like this: Spring has sprung, the grass is rizz, the bunny's coming, we're in a tizz.
- Take pictures and add your Easter basket ideas to your scrapbook.
More substitutes for Easter basket ideas for older kids . . .
- Give a gift certificate or concert ticket tucked into a hollow egg.
- Make a twig tree (or use an Easter egg tree). Roll up dollar bills (or other denominations) and secure with a string and tie to the twigs. Make colorful Origami eggs as fillers – or make them out of construction paper, punch a hole in one end and tie with a string to the twigs. Anchor the twig tree in green floral foam (that you can get at a florist shop) and use as a table centerpiece.
- Other Easter basket ideas are to make centerpieces with grass; place a bunny in the middle; and sprinkle with jelly beans. Add plastic eggs with the kids' names on them with a $$ gift tucked inside to put toward something they're saving for.
We hope these Easter basket ideas help make your holiday a special and memorable one. If you have any substituteEaster basket ideas, let us know
so we can share with others in a buzzing kids world