Easter is late this year which gives us all more time to keep an eye out for fun Easter basket fillers. And while we all want to fill their Easter baskets with lots of fun for our kids, I try to be more intentional with our gift purchases for our girls. I do include some new fun items but also practical things they need.
I the Easter bunny will be bringing to my 3 and 5 year old girls in their Easter baskets this April!
- Rainbow Unicorn Kid umbrellas – April showers bring May flowers! We have one kid umbrella (that is currently bent from a windy storm) and the girls often fight over it during student drop off and pick up. I know these will be a big hit this Easter, especially since they are filled with rainbows and unicorns!
- Bathing suits – Again, Easter is late and we’ll soon be in the pool/beach/waterplay season shortly after. I got Brielle this cute one with seashells and since Hailey’s Little Mermaid obsessed, she’s getting this one featuring Ariel and mermaid scales.
- Socks – These girls seem to have big feet like their momma and are pretty rough on their socks. This year’s basket will include these cute cat designs for Hailey and these buggy designs for Brielle. (PS mine don’t prefer these no show lengths, but if yours dig them, aren’t these fruit ones perfect for summer?)
- Water bottles – we love these Contingo ones, using these in our home, Brielle’s lunch bag or for sports. They have a flip down spout that’s protected in case it’s dropped and they don’t leak. The girls will be excited about these pretty new colors!
- Hidden Pictures Activity books – I found these at our local Five Below but we’ve purchased them on Amazon in the past for a similar price.
- Activity Books – Brielle’s kindergarten doesn’t give traditional homework and she asks for homework so we use these books. Find more of our favorite activity books here.
- Lego Unikitty blind bag – I got this when styling a LEGO movie party and knew it would be the perfect Easter basket filler! Brielle isn’t SUPER into Lego but she likes it in small spurts. And what kid doesn’t like a blind bag?
- Water Bottles – We always need more of these water bottles! Brielle takes them to school, we use them at gymnastics, in the car whenever we’re going out and they need to be refreshed every so often. Plus aren’t these colors fun?
- Shrinky Dinks Mini Kits – Shrinky Dinks just turned 45 years old this year and they are still going strong! They have mini boxes that fit perfectly in Easter baskets so check out these styles: mermaids, pirates, or mini vehicles.
- Card Games – You already know my girls are big card game and board game fans so I know they’ll be excited to learn some new ones, like old maid! If you don’t already have it, add Uno to your Easter baskets ASAP as it’s the go to game in our house!
- Magnetic drawing board – We keep these in our car as something to doodle on when they drive. Grabbed these at the dollar store as they don’t last long and most end up getting stepped on, but they’re worth the dollar for even a month’s use.
- Mini puzzle – Also got these at the dollar store! They are great to throw in a bag for sideline play at gymnastics classes or when you’re out at a restaurant.
- Photo Puzzle – My girls LOVE the picture puzzles I’ve made in the past from Shutterfly so I made them a new 252 piece one that’s due to arrive any day! Tip: Pick photos that include different color schemes so it’s easily for them to separate them out into different piles. Then it’s almost like assembling mini puzzles that connect!
And if you noticed a glaring category missing, well we don’t do candy in our Easter baskets in our house but I’ll probably throw in some Annie’s granola bars or fruit snacks.
Other posts to find basket filled ideas for 3 and 5 year olds:
- Sneak peek of my girls’ Easter baskets
- Favorite products for a 3 year old
- Non candy Easter basket ideas for toddlers