Easter is just around the corner, and if you're looking for some fun Easter basket ideas that are both cute and Christ-centered, you've come to the right place! I've rounded up some of my favorite Christian Easter basket ideas, and you can also grab these free Easter I Spy printables while you're at it that your kiddos will love doing!
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10 Unique Easter Basket Ideas
Easter baskets don't have to be all about the candy, the Easter eggs, or about the Easter egg hunt. Here are some ideas for cute baskets that will please both kids and parents alike. Get inspired with these ten ideas, each with a unique spin on the traditional holiday fare!
1. Easter Storybooks
Now is the perfect time to share the true meaning of Easter in a way that both younger kids and older kids can understand. To reinforce the meaning, books are perfect for this. Sharing Bible stories, Bible verses, and the story of Jesus with your little ones is a great idea to start the day off with!
What better way to share God’s word with your kids than with some Easter storybooks? Add a few to their basket, along with some cute bookmarks. The cute Easter I Spy printables pack is downloadable for free below, and it would make a great companion to any of these storybooks!
Here are some great book recommendations for young children:
- The Easter Storybook Bible by Patricia A. Pingry
- The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Stan and Jan Berenstain
- The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones
- Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Hegg
- Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney
|Easter Books||Title||Price||View on Amazon|
|Mater and the Easter Buggy (Disney/Pixar Cars)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Construction Site: Spring Delight: An Easter Lift-the-Flap Book (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|The Good Egg (The Bad Seed Book 2)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R))||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter) (Look-Look)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|He is Risen! Bible Easter Adult Coloring Book: 40 Unique Christian Coloring Book | Inspiring bible verse with Floral Pages for Adults and Teens | ... Book (Religious Easter Basket Stuffers)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday Chapter Book #3: Amelia Bedelia Hops to It (Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday, 3)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|How to Catch the Easter Bunny||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|Toddler Favorites||VIEW ON AMAZON|
|God Gave Us Easter (God Gave Us Series)||VIEW ON AMAZON|
You could also get them their own Bible. Just imagine giving them their first Bible, a beginner’s bible or even a journaling Bible (girls love these!). You'll find some good ones out there for Christian kids to grow their little faith in Christ.
These are just a few of our favorites – there are so many great Easter storybooks out there!
2. Christian Easter-Themed Toys
Add some new Christian-themed toys to your child's basket this year. Look for toys that depict the Easter story or get some things that make them go outside, such as a gardening set or a set of Resurrection eggs. You can also find lots of fun plush toys, like this adorable Easter bunny.
3. Art Supplies
Stock up on art supplies! There are lots of art with holiday-themed options available. Look for Easter coloring books, stickers, and even temporary tattoos. Add a set of watercolors or some finger paints for even more fun!
You may like to use these new art supplies to decorate Easter eggs with, too. Ever heard of Resurrection Rolls? You could definitely use these for Easter basket stuffers!
Plus, what kid doesn't love getting new art supplies? This is the perfect time to add some new ones to your child's collection – and it would be used not just right now but for all year long. That's a win-win in my book, which deems this as one of my fave Christian Easter basket ideas yet!
4. Outdoor/Gardening Toys
Get your child excited about spending time outdoors. Look for toys to get your kids outside more, such as a water table or fun sprinkler set. You can also find gardening tools and supplies, like this adorable Easter gardening set:
If you're looking for some non-candy Easter basket ideas, outdoor and gardening toys are always a great option!
5. Sensory Play Items
Look for Easter-themed items like Play-Doh, kinetic sand, and even Easter-themed slime. These are all great ways to encourage your child to use their senses and have some messy fun!
Sensory play is a great way for kids to explore their world and have some fun. Download the free Easter I Spy printables below, and you can use this printable pack with the new sensory play items!
6. New Clothes
Stock up on some new clothing this year! Make the wardrobe Easter-themed – you can use everything from Easter dresses and skirts to Easter pajamas and onesies.
7. Easter Treats & Candy
Of course, Christian Easter basket ideas still gotta include candy, right? It wouldn't be complete without it! But don't just fill your child's basket with sugary treats – look for some healthier options as well.
Just like Halloween, candy is abundant for this holiday too! You can find lots of candy just about everywhere you look, like chocolate Easter bunnies and marshmallow Peeps. But you can also find healthier candy options to put in their baskets, like fruit chews and jelly beans.
And don't forget about treats! Easter is the perfect time to bake some yummy decorative Easter cookies or make some Easter-themed Rice Krispie Treats.
No matter what you put in your child's Easter basket, they're sure to love it. All kids love sugar.
8. Gift Cards
How about adding some new gift cards to your child's Easter basket? Or maybe give your child a head start on their summer spending money. Gift cards are always a hit with kids!
Gift cards are also a great way to let your child choose their own goodies for the holiday. They can use their gift card to buy whatever they want – whether it's candy, clothes, games, or toys.
9. Movie Tickets
Add some movie tickets to your child's Easter basket! Take them to see the latest movie, or let them choose their own flick.
This is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your family, and what better way to do that than by going to the movies?
10. A Subscription for an app or video game subscription
If your child is into apps or video games, get them a subscription. This way, they can enjoy their favorite apps and games all year long.
An app or video game subscription is a great Easter basket idea for kids who love technology. It's also a sneaky way to get them something that will last beyond the holiday.
Some of my personal FAVORITE educational apps and video game subscriptions are:
- Hungry Caterpillar Play School (for ages 2-6)
- Reading Eggs (for ages 2-13)
- Nintendo Switch Monthly Subscription
- codeSPARK – Get a 14-day free trial with code FT14! (they say it's for ages 5-9, but I think it could be 3-10+ since my 4-year-old, Scout, plays it and has been playing it since he was 3!!)
- Highlights for Kids Magazine Subscription
All the apps I listed above are good for both iOS and Android devices too!
What's In My Easter Basket?
Now that you've got some creative basket ideas, it's time to start filling up those baskets! I like to add a mix of candy, themed toys or plushies, and practical items that my kids can use throughout the year.
Each Easter morning, my kids wake up in a fun way…by seeing their Easter baskets!
Here are a few of the things I'll be adding to my kids' Easter baskets this year:
- Easter books or activity books or a coloring book
- Board book for my 4 year old (we love board books around here! So durable!)
- Easter puzzles
- Stickers, maybe a sticker book
- A new outfit to wear on Easter Sunday
- Plushy or toy, like a duck, bunny, or something else. I usually get one of each for each of my 3 kids.
- Candy, of course! Chocolate crosses, chocolate bunnies, things like that.
- Amazon Gift card – what can I say? I'm a sucker for my kids.
- Or maybe a Roblox gift card
I'm going to get my son a new Bible, maybe a beginner's bible, this year, one that doesn't have super small print and that's like a study Bible for boys. I've been looking at a few of these for him lately. I good Bible is a great opportunity for any young man to learn more about God’s love.
Free Easter I Spy Printables for Preschoolers
This free Easter I Spy printable is perfect for keeping little ones entertained during a holiday brunch or gathering or while they're waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive!
Just print out the pages and provide some crayons or markers, and let them get to work finding all the Easter-themed objects hidden in the pictures.
Download your I Spy Easter printables pack below!
Cute Christian Easter Basket Ideas + Free Easter I Spy Printable for Preschoolers
I hope these Easter basket ideas have inspired you to create some baskets that are both cute and Christ-centered! Be sure to download the free I Spy printables for some extra fun.
Do you have any other cute Easter basket ideas to share? Leave a comment below – I'd love to hear from you!