Easter egg hunts are very typical, and affordable activities for the Easter holiday, but Easter baskets are more exciting and personalized. If you are bringing the kids to a community or church Easter egg hunt, consider making them their own basket. Some people even make a hunt out of the finding of the baskets. Each child’s basket has their name on it and has to swear secrecy they won’t tell someone if they’ve found out where theirs is hidden. If you have children far apart in age, consider having the younger kids hunt for eggs and the older kids receive a basket.
1. Spring/Summer Themed Items
For children who just endured a long winter, Spring and Summer items are the best way to celebrate new life and growth with the coming season. Sunglasses, flip flops, and outdoor and beach toys are great items that can be easily modified to any age for them to enjoy.
Books are another item that can be personalized to each child. Journals, how-to draw, short stories, biographies, and best sellers and award winners are great choices for the Easter basket. You can fluff up the Easter basket even further by getting bookmarks, reading lights, and filling a mug with hot chocolate accessories for rainy days.
Empowering children by giving them tools are an awesome consideration for the Easter basket. Young children can receive play tool and older children, real tools. If you don’t care too much for this idea, you can get them something they can create and have the same effect.
4. Paintable Ceramics or Suncatchers
What child or teen doesn’t love creating art and its therapeutic benefits. For less than five dollars you can find a kit or the items needed to give them a neat craft project.
5. Water Bottle
Water bottles are appropriate for all ages and easy to find different designs and colors. Those with built-in ice chambers are nice. You can fill the inside with single serve drink mixes such as Gatorade and Crystal Light. It’s something the kids will enjoy, but also encourages them to stay hydrated and healthy.
6. Movie Tickets
Going to the movies is so special these days. Putting two pair of tickets in your child’s Easter basket and letting him choose who gets to go with him/her is like giving them an experience rather than stuff.